Health Tip: Pay Attention to Baby's Communication
(HealthDay News) -- Young infants may not be able to speak, but that doesn't mean they're not trying to communicate.
The American Academy of Pediatrics says parents should watch newborns for early signs of communication, checking for any possible signs of delay. The academy says babies should achieve these milestones by the first birthday:
Discovering the source of sounds.
Recognizing and responding to their name.
Waving goodbye and pointing to things they want.
Babbling as though speaking in sentences, and engaging in "conversation" with give and take.
Saying at least one word.
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