Google+ Baby Marohn: Nora is Four Months Old

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Nora is Four Months Old

Nora is turning four months old today. I can't believe that it has already been four months. I keep looking at her pictures that were taken at the hospital, and I think, those clothes don't even fit her any more and they were huge on her when those pictures were taken.

Nora loves to sing. Her current favorite songs are "This Old Man", "Emily", "The Farmer in the Dale", and a few others. She has even started trying to sing a long with me, and when she gets tired sometimes she will hum.

Baby Center

Beginning to understand the role of language

Researchers believe that your baby can now understand all the basic sounds that make up his native language. Between this time and 6 months of age, your baby will develop the ability to make some vocal sounds, which means you may hear the words you've been dreaming about, namely "ma-ma" or "da-da." While child development experts say it's too early for your baby to connect those sounds with you and your partner, that won't make hearing them any less exciting.

You can encourage your baby's attempts at communication by mirroring or imitating his expressions and sounds. He may try to imitate you now, too. Say "baa" and he may try to say it back.

Reacting when your baby makes noises or tries to say something will help your baby learn the importance of language. It'll also help him better understand cause and effect. It's great for his self-esteem, too. He'll begin to realize that what he says makes a difference.

Expand on what your baby says and try to give it meaning. For example, you can say, "Yes, that is a ball!" Soon, his "ba" will become "ball."

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