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7 Elements - Baby Development

Take a look at the 7 Elements System Tiny Love's step-by-step baby development guide

  •   Cognition
    The mental process through which we understand the world around us; learning, remembering, drawing conclusions and more.
    Cognition
  •   EQ
    The social and emotional skills that make up our character and enable us to function and interact with others.
    EQ
  •   Fine Motor Skills
    Developing the body’s small muscles enables baby to grasp objects, perfect hand-eye coordination, speak and more.
    Fine Motor Skills
  •   Gross Motor Skills
    Developing the body’s large muscles facilitates head lifting, rolling over, crawling, sitting, walking and more.
    Gross Motor Skills
  •   Imagination & Creativity
    The skills that allow us to produce images, ideas, thoughts and even feelings that do not exist in reality and account for our ability to improvise and solve problems.
    Imagination & Creativity
  •   Language & Communication
    The ability to communicate thoughts and emotions both verbally and non-verbally, sharing our world with others.
    Language & Communication
  •   Senses
    Sight, sound, touch, smell and taste enable us to gather and process information from the world around us
    Senses

Language & Communication, 1-3m

Cooing, Babbling and More

Cooing, Babbling and More

Welcome to the adorable “cooing” stage! Enjoy as your baby’s soft involuntary gurgles slowly transform into intentional cooing and smiles and laughter enrich her communication.

The Cornerstones of Communication

Most of the sounds your baby makes now are open vowel sounds, such as "aaaah" or "ooh." In the third month, she becomes even more communicative, and reacts with laughter and other signs of pleasure. By the third month, your baby's sounds have a distinct social purpose and begin to resemble real dialogue. She may begin cooing in response to someone talking to with her or even pause in order to wait for a "response."

Recognizing Familiar Voices

Your baby is now able to distinguish between similar sounds, such as "ba" and “pa," and is attracted to a wider variety of sounds. Soft music relaxes her but human voices are her primary source of pleasure and interest. She reacts strongly to familiar voices, such as yours and other caregivers, and may even stop crying if she hears her mother's voice from another room.

Tiny Tips

  • Don't hesitate to speak to your baby in "motherese" – short, animated baby talk. You will learn what special intonation, nicknames, rhythms and tones your baby likes.
  • When your baby cries, try to relate to it as a form of verbal expression, rather than as something undesirable. This will help reduce tension and communicate an atmosphere of calmness.
  • Try to learn and understand your baby’s unique “vocabulary” of different cries.

Milestones

  • Differentiates between different tones of voice and sounds, like “bah” and “pah.”
  • Begins to make gurgling sounds.
  • Cooing begins. Enunciates open vowel sounds like “aaah.”