Early language development in babies and toddlers

Over their first year of life and long before any actual words appear, babies are working hard to develop key communication skills. These skills, including understanding words and actions, use of gestures, shared attention and interaction, all support the development of talking.

In this article, Childhealthy’s Lead Paediatrician, Dr Yiannis discusses speech and language development in children with Jennifer Warwick, paediatric speech and language therapist.

Healthy child smiling

Remember that children develop at different times and contact us that a delay in speech and language can be very common.

If you have any concerns about your little one’s language development, you can talk to one of our paediatricians as a first step. We know that seeking advice early is best.