Some babies are quieter than others. How do you know if a baby younger than 6 months is delayed in communication?
There are many early communication skills a speech language pathologist looks for in babies. Some of these include making eye contact, making sounds back and forth with a caregiver, imitating/copying facial expressions, and using simple sounds such as “eh-eh” and “buh-buh.” Familiarize yourself with what typical development is for your child’s age by visiting CDC.org for early milestones in English and Spanish. If there are any concerns, discuss these with your pediatrician. Remember, if you are concerned, addressing the issue early is always best!