Babies try to communicate by birth, for instance, they cry when they are sad, giggle when they are happy. But every parent would have moments when they wished their baby could have communicated in words about how he feels, what is he comfortable with or why does he cry inconsolably sometimes. Have you wondered what all might change when your little munchkin becomes a blabbermouth or a chatterbox?
A proud owner of a new set of vocabulary
As your baby steps into toddlerhood from infancy, he would definitely learn new things each day and he would put all his efforts to communicate in the way you understand. But complicated words are difficult yet for him. He would find his own way to cut-short those words and create new words. And as the all-time carers of your baby, you would learn it too. You both together invent a bunch of new words and it is fun. But ensure you and your spouse are a step ahead and not always talking down to your toddler. Make it a point to communicate with the proper words instead of baby talk. This helps your child to expand his vocabulary.
A pro in enacting the words
Despite the fact that your toddler has started using the words to communicate, there will still be times you feel your child doesn’t understand what you are talking - maybe because he was distracted or he was not able to grasp what you are saying or maybe he is very much occupied with other things. On the journey of parenthood, you would realize if actions are used along with the words, your child would grasp it effortlessly. And for sure, you would burn the midnight oil to become a pro in enacting your words.
An expert in changing the pitch
Parents are eager to teach different things to their child. After all, who doesn’t want to see their toddler as one of the finest and the most applauded kid? Your toddler is starting to add inflexion in his voice while in a conversation or while asking a question. He is learning to talk in a low tone when indoors and understanding that he can be louder when outdoors. He is learning to change his pitches. To help your child to master this skill, you inevitably become an expert in changing the pitches and using the funny voices such as gruff bear voice or a squeaky mouse one while conversing with your child.
Imbibing the patience of a saint
From the day your little munchkin stepped into the world to the day your child becomes entirely independent, each day is a test for your patience. By the time your baby turns one year old, he would say his first word. Around the age of 15 months,mmmínmk he will start to use simple consonant sounds to make words. Around 18 months, his vocabulary explodes and each day he would grasp several new words and then there is no stopping your little chatterbox. From teaching your child new words to having the patience to understand what he is trying to communicate, you need to master an extraordinary talent of freezing your anger and imbibe an exceptional patience.
Peaceful days are long gone
You child grows into more of a chatterer each day. And so is the number of whats, hows and whys. There will definitely be days when you long for those peaceful days of speechlessness but also, you can’t stop being delighted by the way he talks of his day or about what he thinks of dinosaurs, or his description of what his best friends likes to eat.
We hope you enjoyed reading our article. Thank you for your continued love, support and trust in Tinystep. If you are new here, welcome to Tinystep!
Recently, we launched a baby-safe, natural and toxin-free floor cleaner. Recommended by moms and doctors all over India, this floor-cleaner liquid gets rid of germs and stains without adding harmful toxins to the floor. Click here to buy it and let us know if you liked it.
Stay tuned for our future product launches - we plan to launch a range of homecare products that will keep your little explorer healthy, safe and happy!