When Will My Baby Begin to Speak?
Language development varies. In some children, it can happen as early as six months old. During the earlier months, your child is learning to decode sounds. You'll hear a full vocabulary of gurgles and noises coming from your child in those early days.
Then, as the child becomes more comfortable making noises, he'll use his mouth, tongue and emerging teeth to form his first words. As the American Academy of Pediatrics points out, the primary teeth play a key role in your baby's ability to learn to speak clearly, so it is important to care for them properly.
Before long, your child's laugh will be replaced with the sound of his car pulling out of the driveway. Time flies when you're a parent, so enjoy the early milestones while you can.
Learn more about caring for your baby's teeth at the Colgate Oral Care resources.