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During everyday routines, respond to the facial expressions and sounds that your baby makes.

What You Need:

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What To Do:

During everyday routines such as feeding, diapering, and bathing
1. Respond to the facial expressions and sounds that your baby makes. When he smile and gurgles, smile back and talk to him. For example, “Look at that big smile! Now you’re saying ‘ooh’, aren’t you?”
2. Copy his sounds.
3. Make silly sounds (smacking, blowing, popping) and shapes with your lips.
4. Encourage him to copy you.