3 Tips To Help Your Baby Start Talking

One of the most exciting stages of parenthood is when you finally hear your baby’s first legitimate words, most commonly, “Mama” and “Papa”. It gives the parents an indescribable feeling of joy and relief that their baby has finally reached an important milestone.

With that in mind, if you want your baby to start talking as soon possible, then you are on the right page. Most experts worldwide have come to an agreement that helping your baby talk as early as possible is very helpful for their future growth and development. With a more developed understanding and communication skills, your baby will surely grow more advanced than their peers.

And without further ado, experts from www.mykidneedsthat.com have come up with 3 tips that will definitely help your baby to start talking.

  1. Start Early and No Baby Talk

As mentioned above, starting early is very important in helping your baby talk. Although, what most parents do wrong in the process is that they talk with the same language their babies use, which is baby talk. Experts have strongly advised against this method if you want to your baby to speak the right words. Set an example by communicating with them using the right words. No matter how hard it is to part with the baby talk, you should avoid it as much as possible. If your baby uses the word “dodo” for milk, try to counteract by using the “milk” word. After some time, you will notice that your baby will change it to “milk” or something similar until he/she gets the right word.

  1. Cues and Dialogues

There are things that excite your baby in a specific setting. Try to watch for and take advantage of those situations. If they get excited about something, try to start a conversation about it. For example, if your baby is staring at an educational toy that has the primary colors on it, then you can start the conversation by saying, “oh, you like the color red?”, or “how about the color blue?” This way, not only will you be able to interact with your child  with what interests him, but also get to teach him the right words for the primary colors.

  1. Less TV, more Physical Interaction

TV, gadgets, and computers are greatly discouraged by the experts in helping your baby start talking. According to studies, there is no direct benefit in letting your child watch tv, laptops, or tablets. In fact, there is more harm done than benefits – children who spent most of their time watching tv shows, and cartoons tend to grow into a socially awkward kid.

If you want your baby to grow into a friendly and sociable kid, then avoid letting them watch the tv or laptop. Better yet, you can help them by spending quality time with them. Physical interaction is the most effective way to train and develop your kid’s social and intrapersonal skills.


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Comments (30)

  • Shoshana Sue 2 years ago Reply

    I made sure nobody spoke baby talk to my kids when they were babies because I had read that it wasn’t advisable just like you have stated.

    admin 2 years ago Reply

    It is easier to teach them proper words rather than baby talk x

  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN 2 years ago Reply

    I agree with less tv more interaction. I did this with mine as it really does help them in relation to forming words and also being more sociable.

    admin 2 years ago Reply

    Interaction is always the better way to teach our children, from the day my Daughter was born I used to sit and chat to her x

  • Ladies Pass It On 2 years ago Reply

    I was so guilty of baby talk!!! It’s hard not to. my 2 have the most amazing vocab but struggled early on. They all catch up. Great advice!

    admin 2 years ago Reply

    I always chatted from when my Daughter was born, my stepson was 1 when he came into my life and we used to play games walking along the road of counting steps or how many red cars we could see

  • Ana De- Jesus 2 years ago Reply

    i agree baby talk actually deters from kids learning to talk properly so teaching them proper words from the start is a must!

    admin 2 years ago Reply

    I agree, I have always chatted away to them when they were little, which is probably why they never shut up now 🙂 x

  • Anna nuttall 2 years ago Reply

    I can’t help but when I see a little baby to do baby talk. I feel bad for doing this now. This is great advice to everyone here. xx

    admin 2 years ago Reply

    The odd bit of baby talk is fine, but this is more daily intervention of talking to babies x

  • Hollie 2 years ago Reply

    Our little one is 3 months old and we literally talk to him non stop! 🙂

    admin 2 years ago Reply

    I used to love chatting to my Daughter at that age, she could not escape and her face used to look so cute listening x

  • Jade Bremner 2 years ago Reply

    My daughter is 7 Months and on Mother’s Day said mum/mumma we have always spoke with her and read to her. When we had our son he was 12 weeks early so we were told he would be behind so we over compensated and spent hours making sure he wouldn’t be behind and we have done the same with out daughter and it seems to be working. Some good advice x

    admin 2 years ago Reply

    What an amazing Mothers Day present you had, we have always done the same with ours x

  • The no baby talk is a great tip. I never kne that.

    admin 2 years ago Reply

    I think it helps children I have always talked to the kids and used to use any excuse to teach them through fun things x

  • Lindsey 2 years ago Reply

    Can I be honest, I hate it when grown ups do the whole baby talk thing, I think it’s a tad demeaning. I also think your third point is spot on, look after your child interact instead of using a virtual sitter!

    admin 2 years ago Reply

    I think my Daughter was a chatterbox because from day 1 I used to sit and chat away to her x

  • Becca 2 years ago Reply

    One of my friend’s is Colombian, living in London – so she speaks to her baby in English while her husband speaks Spanish. I think it’s fantastic! The baby is learning both languages 🙂

    admin 2 years ago Reply

    I have friends who do the same, I think it is great to teach children languages x

  • melissa major 2 years ago Reply

    This is very helpful, I have always talked to my kids from day one 😀

    admin 2 years ago Reply

    So have I, I can still remember C being a few hours old and me chatting away to her x

  • emma white 2 years ago Reply

    oh but baby talk is soooooo hard not to do I still find myself doing it with friends babies and even my dog but yes so important that we use real words

    admin 2 years ago Reply

    Haha it is hard at times x

  • Annie b 2 years ago Reply

    Some great tips there! We don’t have kids ourselves but a few of my friends do

    admin 2 years ago Reply

    Thank you x

  • chloe griffiths 2 years ago Reply

    great tips for parent bloggers xo

    admin 2 years ago Reply

    Thank you x

  • Sarah 2 years ago Reply

    My little girlie started talking quite early, I definitely think it was because we just talked to her normally, as opposed to baby talk. My little guy is nearly 2, and he’s still not talking much. But seeing as me, my OH and his big sister always talk to him normally, I’m sure that it’ll just happen all of a sudden! These are great tips! Thank you for sharing xxx

    admin 2 years ago Reply

    I did the same with mine, I am sure he will be chatting along soon x

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