When will the first words of my baby?
Like that of first steps, also the time of the first words you waited almost impatiently from Mom and Dad, but do not hurry. For all the small and big advances that bring the baby to be a child able to express themselves and move with autonomy necessary have patience and wait for the mature child and evolve according their own time and their own personal characteristics. Worry because the grandson and son of the nearby began to talk to nine months while your child at the same age is still stuck in the early stages of babbling nonsense.
Some children begin to formulate simple two-syllable words like mom and dad, but then remain stationary at that level for months, while others starting ahead with this kind of babbling then progressing very quickly.
The construction of the language
The process of the newborn to complete the expansion of the sphere of language is very complex and draws upon not only issues related to intellectual and neuromotor development, but also that of the affective. THE first it sounds that your child has hearing are those pronounced by the mother, but also from his father, from older brothers or from other people around her, during the first months of pregnancy. In the course of the pregnancy it has been able to collect information about the types of sounds without obviously being able to understand the significance and connect them to the objects or situations. With the birth of its sphere of knowledge related to language it is enriched through not verbal communication which occurs with the mother, from the early looks while breastfeeding is established this relationship which then will develop with verbal language.
Up to three months the baby's non-verbal communication is so and is completely entrusted to the first smiles and the tears, two forms with which manages to convey to parents its first needs and requirements. From three months onwards he starts to emit the first to move his lips and gurgles by making only small syllables; these sounds are not directly related to situations or needs, are simply "proof" that the child is imitating the movement of the lips of adults who speak. In many cases the mother, and adults in general, using a language of simple sounds and well marked that helps small to just learn the movements to be made with the lips. This language in jargon is called "motherese"It must, however, be replaced by an equally simple language, but with correct words and not crippled, when the child begins to learn how to talk to communicate with other people.
At around ten months could begin to pronounce two-syllable sounds among which may also be the words "mum and dad". In every language in the world these two terms are easy to pronounce for a newborn and probably are also the words to which it is most interested in and then try to put together before other. But many are also cases in which the child learns first to say that two-syllable words in its intentions express the name of a brother or a sister rather than grandmother. A year and a half his vocabulary consists of few dozen simple words, but he manages to put together to express complete sentences (Mamma pappa, My Game, etc ...) the words that he includes are however many more and this is the time to teach him the right sound of the words eliminating motherese.
With growing vocabulary will become richer and will have expanded to pronouns, verbs, adjectives. The kindergarten and kindergarten will help this development for needs of small to communicate with people other than their family and gradually begin to become more and more autonomous and conscious communication, until arriving in preadolescence to pronounce sentences that a mother would never want to hear from the mouth of that little one to whom he spoke in motherese, but that's another story and development the language is now complete.