Baby’s signals and cry
A baby is born with fully functional senses. The baby can recognise familiar sounds and hear new ones, feels the touches on his or her skin, smells the different scents, sees the faces close by and tastes the breast milk. The baby uses all the senses while awake. At first, these moments are short, the baby can fall asleep in the middle of ‘conversation’.
Early on, a baby will use various tones and cries to communicate. As the baby grows, the range of signals diversifies, and the baby learns to pronounce syllables and understand their parents’ speech. Little by little, these moments of interaction become longer, as the child grows and experiences pleasant moments with others.