Young babies love to communicate and enjoy interacting most through eye contact, smiling, babbling and touching.
Adults have an important part to play by watching and responding to the baby’s cues and the messages they are giving out. Simple games of smiling and ‘chatting’ are helping the baby to start to be part of a two way conversation where they can take turns and learn to watch and wait for the other person to speak.
Breastfeeding provides the close contact and bonding opportunities that babies need and love
Baby wearing (slings) and baby massage can provide an opportunity for parents to have skin to skin contact with their baby.