With words, children can not express themselves in the first months – they have their baby language. They perceive their environment with the senses, express their emotions and needs through facial expressions, gestures and unarticulated sounds. Are there any matches in babies? Is it possible for parents to learn their language?
Learn how to understand babies
For newborns, the contact with the mother is important. They depend on food, require safety and security, and the alternation between sleep and wake rhythm is still short.
During this time, the communication takes place over the whole body and often reflex. For parents, it is first necessary to recognize your child’s condition and react accordingly. Show it through his attention that itis awake, you can more actively cuddle with it and play with the little hands and feet. If it gets tired, soft cuddling and quiet words help him to sleep. Is it hungry to feed it?
The way you can adapt to the communication form of your child more and more, it refines it. They can, therefore, approach each other more and more.
Brabbling, whining, crying
Your baby develops and communicates with him. His willingness to take it can express it by chuckling tones. This is the opportunity for you to show him objects in the vicinity and then fall to let.
If it sounds more like an excited brawl, it can show its curiosity. Perhaps it has discovered something exciting that it would like to explore or it tells you about its discovery? Find it out: Where are your eyes looking, what are your arms doing?
If the sounds become deeper and more urgent, hunger, restlessness, or dissatisfaction arise. If it is frightened or painful, it can express itself in higher, shrill screams. Nörglig sounding quenching is often a sign of fatigue.
Mimic and body language
The easiest way is to make a smile: your baby is happy and feels comfortable. Just enjoy it and laugh about it. This also applies to the first six weeks of life – the smile is initially due to an unconscious muscle movement. It is already practiced for later to express its happy state of mind.
If your baby sucks your hand or thumb, you can learn to understand it by taking into account the overall situation. When did you last feed? Does it smell or turn his head looking back and forth? Then it could be hungry. Babies also nibble to soothe, for example, to fall asleep.
If your child has experienced something exciting, this can also be an occasion to calm down by nogging. Fulfill the particular need by the next meal, gentle to sleep or soothing words; your baby will intuitively learn that you understand it and respond to his concerns.
Also, if your baby is struggling, the overall situation is to be judged. If it is rather dissatisfied and quarreling, it could have flatulence or feel disturbed by something else. Accompanied by a shouting and smiling, the kicking is pure joy – deal with your child. Maybe it just shows what it can. For you, this is the opportunity to participate, grab the legs and animate the movement.
After the first weeks of life, the eyes are increasingly actively involved in the communication. Does the baby look or avoid eye contact, maybe even frowning or turning his head away? In this way, it shows whether it is looking for proximity or just want to be left alone.
Communication through imitation
Listening to the subtleties in the tone, the facial expressions, and the body language, you can understand how your child feels, what it wants, and how to deal with it. It also observes you as attentively and learns to read your feelings on your face in the first few months, to recognize your mood by the voice and imitate you.
Do the same, this is another step towards mutual understanding: the child learns your ways of expressing your child’s.
The same is true of language. While it takes time for your baby to learn to articulate words, it will try to imitate your sounds and assign them. Do the same. If you follow your child’s gaze or gestures, you may even know what to say and respond in his language.
Babies’ language is a combination of sounds, facial expressions, and gestures. You can understand by
- Consider the whole situation
- To recognize nuances in the pitch