Your baby will start learning about language and how to communicate as soon as they’re born. They’ll listen to you and learn from your tone, facial expressions, body language and daily experiences before they start copying noises and, eventually, speaking simple words.
Over time, they’ll start to connect the right noises and words to actions and develop an understanding of language.
There are a number of ways you can help your child learn and develop language, including:
Try not to let your baby suck on a dummy all of the time as this stops them experimenting with their tongue and lip movements. Make sure they’re able to join in a conversation with noises as much as possible.
If you’ve tried all of these techniques and you’re still not seeing any improvement after four months, please contact your health visiting team.
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