How To Communicate With Your Baby Before Words Kick In

A common misconception is that babies lack the understanding of language.

This is NOT true.

Babies and toddlers understand WAY more then they can say. They just haven’t yet developed the verbal skills needed to communicate with you through speech.

It’s human nature that your child will want to start expressing desires – long before they are ready to speak words.

What usually happens, is between the ages of 1-3 years, your child will try really hard to get their point across to you – but will often fail.

Typically, a child doesn’t speak more then 50 words, even at 2 years old.

And, when your child is unable to get their point across to you, they get frustrated. This frustration often presents itself as unexplained crying fits, whining or tantrums.

Imagine if you were visiting a foreign country and were trying to order a meal and nobody could understand what you were saying. You’d likely become upset and frustrated. Well, that’s exactly how your child is feeling when you can’t understand them.

Thankfully, there is a fun and easy way to communicate with your baby… before works kick in.

Through… baby sign language.

As you’ve probably noticed, babies love to communicate. They babble all day long.

The problem is that speech is difficult.

Before your child can properly form words, they must first master very complex actions of the muscles in their face.

Here is what has to happen before your child can form a word:

  • Proper placement of tongue.
  • Shaping of nasal passage.
  • controlling of vocal chords.
  • Breathing regulation, and more!

It’s no wonder your baby’s first words come out in a big pile of gibberish!

Ok, so you’re thinking… that’s all great and wonderful, but how do I know that MY baby will be able to sign?

Simple. All babies can.

Ever see a baby wave bye-bye or blow a kiss? of course you have!

That, my friend, is a form of sign language.

By teaching your child a few simple hand gestures you will significantly improve quality of life for YOU and YOUR BABY.

Teaching your baby sign language is easier then you think!

You don’t need to be fluent in American Sign Language, or even know any signs at all when you’re starting out. You learn right along with your baby, one sign at a time.

Click here to learn your first five signs – it’s FREE!

In the comments below, I’d love to hear from you.

1. If you’re already signing with you baby, what keeps you motivated?

2. If you haven’t started signing yet, what’s holding you back?

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Much love and abundance,

Marcie

 

Meet the Author

Marcie Paige

Marcie Paige is an early communication and baby sign language strategist who give's frustrated moms like YOU, the tools to stop tantrums, build confidence and replace crying with communication. To start teaching your baby sign language right away, check out her signature program: Adventures In Baby Signing - A beginners guide to using baby sign language to connect & communicate with confidence.