Talk to Me
By Lizzy and Colin Tahsuda
At 7 months old, Eleanor is very vocal these days! She is babbling consistently and, to her father’s delight, “Dada” was her first word!
We make a point to talk to her as if we expect her to respond. Even during mundane activities, such as diaper changes, we explain to her what we are doing and point out objects. “This is your diaper, Eleanor!” It can feel silly to talk to a baby, but she understands more than you might think. She now babbles back to us and she can mimic our tone and inflection. We carry on all sorts of conversations.
Can’t wait to hear what she says next – we hope it’s “Mama”!