Free Shipping on all order over 40€
Communicating with Your Baby in the First Few Months

Communicating with Your Baby in the First Few Months

Communicating with Your Baby in the First Few Months

Communicating with a baby can seem challenging for many parents, especially in the early months. However, understanding and connecting with your child from the start is essential for their development. Using baby sign language and explaining their environment are effective methods to establish this connection. This article explains how these techniques can facilitate communication with your baby and enhance their awareness of their surroundings, focusing on baby development, non-verbal communication, and positive parenting.

Explaining the Environment to Your Baby: Why and How

Why Explaining the Environment is Important

From a very young age, babies are like sponges, absorbing all the information from their environment. Explaining what surrounds them helps to:

  • Develop Their Vocabulary: Hearing words associated with objects and actions helps them learn more quickly.
  • Understand the World: Understanding their environment helps them feel more secure and better interact with the world around them.
  • Stimulate Their Curiosity: Encouraging curiosity from an early age can lay the foundation for a lifetime of continuous learning.

How to Explain the Environment to Your Baby

  1. Describe What You Are Doing: When you perform daily tasks, explain what you are doing. For example, "Now, we're going to prepare dinner for tonight." This is part of the daily routine that helps structure learning.
  2. Name Objects and People: Introduce objects and people by clearly naming them, such as "Here's daddy" or "This is a chair." This helps with learning colors and shapes.
  3. Use Educational Books and Toys: Baby books with colorful images and interactive toys can help strengthen understanding and sensory awakening.
  4. Interact with Them: Ask simple questions even if they can't respond verbally yet, such as "What sound does the cow make?" to stimulate sounds and interactions.

Activities for Your Baby

To help your child learn colors in a fun and effective way, it is recommended to use a variety of colorful toys (Büddies, Stäck, Blöx) that can capture their attention and encourage them to recognize and name the different shades they see.

To enrich your baby's vocabulary and stimulate their curiosity about the world around them, regularly organize walks (Päk, Metrö, Ültra) during which you name the objects and elements you encounter, facilitating the association of words with the corresponding objects.

Baby Sign Language: An Effective Method

What is Baby Sign Language?

Baby sign language is a communication method that uses simple gestures to represent words and concepts. Introducing these gestures to your baby from the early months can help them express their needs and emotions even before they can speak. This technique promotes language stimulation and strengthens the emotional bond between parent and child.


The Benefits of Baby Sign Language

  • Reducing Frustrations: Babies can communicate their needs (such as hunger, sleep, pain) without crying, reducing frustrations for both them and their parents.
  • Cognitive Development: Learning signs can stimulate your baby's brain, improving their cognitive abilities.
  • Strengthening Parent-Child Bonds: Using signs encourages positive interaction and strengthens emotional bonds, essential for positive parenting.

How to Start with Baby Sign Language

  1. Start Early: Introduce signs around 6 to 8 months to encourage early learning.
  2. Be Consistent: Use signs regularly in your daily life for better understanding.
  3. Use Simple Signs: Start with common signs like "eat," "drink," "more," and "all done."
  4. Associate Signs with Words: Always say the word while making the sign to promote gestural communication.

Resources for Learning Sign Language

To better understand your baby and learn baby sign language, there are many online resources and books available. You can find books to teach baby sign language, videos, and workshops.



Communicating with your baby from their first months is crucial for their development. Baby sign language and explaining their environment are powerful tools to foster this communication. By incorporating these methods into your daily routine, you can reduce frustrations, stimulate their cognitive development, and strengthen your emotional bonds. Don't wait to start talking and signing with your baby; you'll be surprised at the positive results it can bring.
Shop the story