Waving goodbye may seem like a small thing; but in your baby's world, waving bye-bye is huge. Babies of course...
Waving goodbye may seem like a small thing; but in your baby's world, waving bye-bye is huge. Babies of course aren't the most talkative little people. Waving is one form of communication that babies can master; a movement that actually means something important. Waving can mean hello, goodbye, and in some cases can be just a friendly baby gesture. Waving overall really gives your baby a means to communicate when words are lacking. Babies usually pick up waving skills somewhere between nine months and a year. To help your little one work on his waving skills try the following:
- Wave and say goodbye when you leave your baby - even if you're just headed to the kitchen.
- Wave and say hello when you come back to your baby.
- Wave and say something nice like, "Hey there cutie." This shows that chatting and noticing someone is not just for coming and going.
- If you're taking your baby with you, say, "Let's wave goodbye to everyone." That may be bye-bye to daddy, friends, or even stuffed animals.