Baby sign language begins during the first year of a baby’s life. In the first few months after your baby is born, it is important to understand the importance of body language, facial expressions and tone of voice. Knowing how to communicate with your baby before he or she can talk is a vital part of baby care.
The first skills that you will teach your baby include the ability to effectively communicate the need to be fed. In the first weeks after birth, your baby will want to feed. You should be prepared to feed your baby as often as needed without the use of a bottle, by making sure she is comfortable, relaxed and well-fed.
Baby Sign Language
In the first few days, your baby will produce a wide range of responses, both positive and negative, to any feeding in which she experiences difficulties. Feedings are a positive experience for your baby and as a result, should be as enjoyable as possible.
Feeding your baby does not specifically involve feeding of anything and so is one of the best ways to start baby on the skills needed for speech.
Developing a baby’s fine motor skills is vital to help with the development of written language. While your baby is eating constantly, he or she will learn the skills to hold a tiny object in their hand by grasping it between the thumb and the index finger.
This is how small objects are first transited into speech and then words. Relationships between the baby and the caregiver are essential for the development of this skill.
It can be helpful for the baby’s parent to spend some time with the child in a quiet, confined area so that the baby can concentrate on learning how to connect those non-verbal communications with words.
Baby Facial Expressions
Developing your baby’s communication skills will open up the world within your child. He or she will be able to copy the facial expressions and gestures of the adults.
At first, your baby may flap their arms and legs around in an attempt to say something, but this will quickly pass and she will become a little more orderly as she practices this new skill.
Singing To Your Baby
You can make your baby understand what you are attempting to tell them by making a lot of gestures with your hands and thanking them or praising them.
You can practice simple communications with your baby by singing nursery rhymes or singing with a repeating sound of “ba-ba-ba-ba”.
You will find that your baby in the start need these gestures to learn them and can use them to imitate simple written language when you begin reading to your baby.
Your baby will also need to be introduced to vocabulary.
You must be careful not to use too many words, since your baby’s developing language skills may make this overwhelming for your baby.
It is all right if your baby smiles sometimes or even a little more often than usual. Eventually, your baby will begin to understand what you are trying to communicate and will continue smiling more often.
Your baby will quickly develop a sense of taste and dislike of certain textures. They will actively try to move away from them and towards smooth, soft materials. This is one of the early signs of communication.
Your baby is also aware of questions or negative remarks and will respond by crying or screaming. They can also be infant tantrums in some instances.
Some babies become more reliable when you attempt to burp them after feeding and put them to sleep. This may take time to occur and often is a result of the bond between you and your baby. When they are really trying to get something they say a little grunting or squealing can help signal that it is time to burp them.
As you watch your baby grow, your baby will develop their own personalities, desires and desires.
No two babies are alike and the way they react to the world around them is just as unique as they are. Always be alert to their special cries and physical signals. Be alert to your baby’s sometimes stubborn streak and offer encouragement and support.
Babies are unpredictable and that is a good thing.
Plus they are sooooo cute when they are all smiles.