Baby's First Year · Parenting

Encouraging your baby’s first sounds

When my daughter was born, I held my wife's hand, looked reassuringly into her eyes and listened to the sounds around us.  The lights hummed, machinery whirred and monitors beeped constantly while the friendly doctors talked world events and then suddenly… "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH" our daughter was born.  Was she ever LOUD! Even the docs commented on it.  She… Continue reading Encouraging your baby’s first sounds

Baby's First Year · Parenting

Encouraging baby’s first words

Babies are beautiful and they grow quickly! One moment they are still, quiet, dependent observers and then it seems overnight they become rampaging, loud, independent explorers!  But sometimes our children don't develop the way we expect them to. Baby isn't talking!  'Hmm, what's going on?'  How many words should this baby be saying?  Is it too… Continue reading Encouraging baby’s first words