Wednesday, December 13, 2006

5 Distinct Word All Babies Say!

I wish I had known this 3 months ago!

A lady named Pricillia has discovered 5 words all babies communicate to their parents:

After testing her baby language theory on more than 1,000 infants around the world, Priscilla says there are five words that all babies 0–3 months old say—regardless of race and culture:

  • Neh="I'm hungry" focus on the "nu" sound
  • Owh="I'm sleepy"
  • Heh="I'm experiencing discomfort"
  • Eair="I have lower gas"
  • Eh="I need to burp" focus on "e" part

Those "words" are actually sound reflexes, Priscilla says. "Babies all around the world have the same reflexes, and they therefore make the same sounds," she says. If parents don't respond to those reflexes, Priscilla says the baby will eventually stop using them.

Priscilla recommends that parents listen for those words in a baby's pre-cry before they start crying hysterically. She says there is no one sound that's harder to hear than others because it varies by individual. She also says some babies use some words more than others.

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The key is this sounds are what babies make BEFORE they really get to crying. Last night Jackson was going "eh, eh" and it was more than an hour after he had his bottle. Sure enough we burbed him and then he was fine and went right to bed! Babies really are trying to communicate with us.

Here is a picture of Jackson the day we brought him home from the hospital. I cannot believe how much he has grown!

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