Babies might not be able to speak yet, but that doesn’t stop them from wanting to ‘talk’ to you! They’ll do their best to connect with you by moving their faces, making different sounds and using body language. Of course, they cry a lot too! But when they’re settled and awake, that’s a nice time to have a ‘chat’.

Babies love to watch your face, so try getting quite close so your baby can see you properly, and then make some silly expressions. You’ll be surprised at how much they’ll like your ‘funny face’, and even a tiny baby might try to copy you if you stick out your tongue. Making lots of eye contact and talking in a loving, warm voice is another great way to bond with your baby. And don’t forget to smile! Everyone feels better when they see a smile, and one day, your baby will smile back!

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