Talk to Your Baby All Day

Long before they can speak clearly, babies understand what you're saying to them. Help your baby's early tries to communicate with you by repeating his sounds, even when you don't understand what he is trying to say.


By repeating and copying the noises your baby makes you are sending an important message: what your baby is feeling and trying to say matters to you. Babies love to hear the sound of your voice and may smile, laugh, get quiet or get excited and wave their arms when you talk or sing to them...even your own special "baby talk"!


Brain Science for Your Baby

There is research that shows that talking is better for your baby's brain than any baby technology you could buy.  So - you don't need learning videos like Baby Einstein.  Your baby doesn't need an iPad.  Or a cell phone.  Not for years.  Your baby needs to be engaging with you. They say that "talk is cheap".  But talking to your baby is doing more than anything else you could do to strengthen those brain connections!

A Baby Buffer Prescription for Your Baby
  • Take time to talk to your baby, even if you're busy, just narrate what you're doing! 
  • Repeat simple words clearly throughout the day.
  • Make sure you're looking at your baby and making eye contact when you talk to him.     


A baby Buffer Prescription for You        

  • Sit back, relax, smile and enjoy talking to your baby. She will respond positively to your loving tone of voice and gestures.


  • Talk about your feelings and keep a journal to express them.




What Your Baby Can Do - Developmental Milestones 


During the first year, your baby will respond to your baby talk by cooing, gurgling, and beginning to babble back, at about 2 months of age. At about 4-7 months of age, babies babble more and watch for your reaction. They begin to raise and lower the pitch of their voices, just as adults do when asking a question or adding emphasis during this time period.
Baby Buffer Blog
Barbara Unell

Barbara Unell

Catching your child "being good" means telling your child that you like his

good behavior, such as sharing, telling the truth, saying he's sorry for doing something wrong, and treating others kindly. The more times you do this every day, the more your child will behave nicely every day! 


My husband learned this lesson quickly. When our twins behaved nicely as toddlers, he found himself ignoring them. He had never heard his parents give him attention for behaving nicely. And he didn't do so with his own children, either.

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