It’s easy to tell when your baby is happy and content. We hear their squeals of delight and can see the pure joy in their facial expressions. However, it’s not so easy to decipher what they may need when we hear them shriek in frustration. Since babies begin to understand language as early as 9 months of age, we can expect that some of baby’s first words will be spoken shortly after her first birthday or even later if your child is a boy. Babies and toddlers cry and verbalize their frustration as a way of communication. I have found a clever way to help my child let me know when he needs my help. I often find him banging things around and crying because he simply does not have the ability to do things by himself. For an adult, help means “I’m in trouble,” however, for an infant it can mean “I need your assistance.”
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