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Tips for encouraging your baby to start talking

Babies learn language from the words they hear around them and the interactions they have with their parents and other adults every day. So you can encourage your baby to say their first words by talking to them lots! Point out and name things your baby seems interested in or can see around them. Babies need to hear words repeated in different contexts before they’ll understand and use the word so don’t worry about saying the same thing over and over again.

Here are a few tips:

Last updated: 21 Apr, 2022