How does your child tell you they’re hungry? Do they fuss? Turn their head toward the bottle or breast? Look at you? How do they tell you they’ve had enough? Do they turn away? Stop eating? Push away? You can be a detective. Look for the clues and talk to them about what you think the clues mean.
See what your child is learning
When you try to understand what your child is telling you and then respond, you’re having a back-and-forth conversation. This is one of the most important ways you can build on and extend their learning. It’s a big step to help them become a lifelong learner.