Narrate everything! Say the words for the things you use or see or touch. My youngest is 9 months and is especially starting to LOVE that I do this. It will become a habit, though. Like I have to stop myself from doing it when I'm without my kids and with adults 😂
Absolutely everything, I complain about her dad to her, I complain about her brother, the dog, the foxes, I tell her how pretty she is and how she can't have a boyfriend/girlfriend till she's over 30 and I've been dead 10 years. I tell her about all the things I want to do with her when she's older but she isn't allowed to get older or bigger because I want her to be my little baby forever.
On my darkest days she's my councillor I tell her all the things that are making me sad and want to cry and she just smiles at me and makes me cry more. You can talk to your baby about anything and everything, I started with the weather (very British I know) and it escalated from there
I used to talk for mine sometimes.
Like I would say “your a silly girl”
And then with a baby voice be like I’m not a silly girl mama 😂
Everything! Seriously! Washing dishes? “I’m washing the green cup. Let’s put it in the drainer now.” Laundry? “I’m taking the clothes from the washer to the dryer.” Out on a walk? “Look at the trees! The sun is so bright today! Do you see the birds?” Talking to your babies will build their vocabulary so much!
I narrate everything we do throughout the day. “Okay mommy is going to change your diaper and get you dressed”. I also ask him questions like “do you want to play with this toy?” “Should we go on a walk?” Every night before bed time we do a little re-cap of our day. “We has such a good day together, we played on the floor, we went on a walk.... “ and so on.. oh and tell him how smart and cute he is and how much we love him. At first you might feel silly but then you’ll notice how your baby will be so attentive and listening to everything you say, smiling back, cooing. It’s super fun!
I do a recap of the day, too. It’s a part of our bedtime routine. 😊
I tell him whatever I’m thinking about it or how’s my day been & what I’m doing
Definitely read her lots of books if your not talkative. I talk to my daughter about what she's doing, what I'm doing, or try to draw her attention to the things around her. As she gets older and you guys bond more, it will come more naturally. 💛
Seems silly, but I struggled with this at first. My husband actually ha to remind me that babies don’t know anything, so we can talk about everything.... Now I laugh at myself saying things like.... Here’s a sock. (Show him the sock, move it back and forth so he follows with his eyes). Wowwww. It has a red stripe. Let’s put it on your left foot. (Jiggle the left foot, kiss the left foot). How’s that? Here’s another sock. Let’s put it on your right foot.... blah blah blah LOL
Yes! Exactly like that lol. It does seem silly some times but I think that exaggeration engages them more and they love it
i ask mine questions and let her “answer” and interpret her coos and guuuhhhs into a response. i also talk her through my plan for the day. i rekon it’s probably good for them to witness 2 way conversation as well so i face-time friends and family or call and put them on speaker so she can hear the conversation! 😂
I narrated everything I do from making bottles to bath time also night time stories ❤️
I sing! And tell her she’s the cutest thing ever.
When I was pregnant I kind of worried about what I would say to him because I felt weird talking to him when he was still inside me. He’s 3 months old now and we read stories, we watch tv together and I talk to him about what we’re watching. I talk to him like an adult but in a baby voice.
I would always tell my baby everything I was doing. All about my day. I worked in the mornings so I would tell her all about my work day. She knew about all the work gossip. I would read her books and read my homework out loud. (Which kind of helped me study) she didn’t care what I talked about she just like me talking to her.
When mine was little I basically narrated my life haha and vented
Now that baby is older and understands I explain everything. Tell him about things we encounter, why stuff happens stuff like that. Ask him how his day was, what he wants to do....stuff like that. I feel like an open dialogue starts early. I want my kids to talk to me about everything. So right now that's what I'm doing lol
I talk to my baby like I do anyone else in my life. My family are talkers so it isn’t hard for us. I talk about what I’m doing, what we will do for the day. What is around us. Describe things. I read to him. Singing is always fun too. Whatever your heart desires!!
I tell mine how gross he is a lot lol. They don’t care what you say. It’s all in how you say it.
I have also started playing music and singing along to him.
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Read her stories :) Doesn't matter what books you choose, she will just like the sound of your voice!
Great idea! Thanks
Show her everything and tell her what’s around you all the time! That’s what my moms advice was lol