When Do Babies Talk?

Your baby should learn to talk during the first two years of life. Learn how you can encourage your baby's verbal skills, how to teach new words, and more.

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Science Says Babies Sync Their Babbling and Pointing Earlier Than We Thought

A new study looks at how and when babies develop the ability to coordinate their speech and gestures, and the results are a bit surprising.
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Baby Sign Language: Daily Routine Signs

At first, start by teaching your baby two to five priority signs, then begin adding more. Special thanks to Melissa van Wijk, Founder of Signing Up (SigningUpLLC).
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If Babies Could Text: Texts from the Crib

All new moms anxiously await their babies' first words, but what if babies could text? Hint: It involves a lot of smiling poop emojis.
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Baby Sign Language: Greetings

Help your baby say hello and goodbye with these greeting signs.
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Do Tech Toys Hurt Baby's Language Development?

It might be time to put down the "smart" toys and get back to the wooden blocks.
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When Do Babies Start Talking?

Eagerly anticipating the day your little one says "mama" or "dada"? Find out when babies start babbling and talking, and learn how to improve your child’s language development.
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Decoding Baby's Funny Little Noises and Sounds

Your child doesn't talk yet—but she does have a language of her own. We'll tell you what she's communicating with her funny little noises and sounds.
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9 Things to Know About Talking

We know you're dying to hear those first words. Here's what you need to know while you wait.