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Lately my 1 years old daughter has been making a lot of different sounds (apart from the usual crying & bickering.) I decided to try to capture these sounds on my phone, or I wrote down what type of sounds she was making at the time and what it sounded like. I also documented the time of day, her last feed and sleep time, what she/we was doing at the time, were we playing together or what was she doing. I also tried to pick what mood she was in.

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Listening carefully to her every sound, apart from the whining, she does make a lot of different sounds. Why? – Well It’s the best way she communicates with us bigger people. From her squeals to her grunts, from her growling to her chuckles and her sighs, what the heck is a 1 year old sighing about??? Some of these noises put a smile on my face   🙂 and the other noises are just out there weird and she gets them from mother.

She and all babies I have come across are very social little people, making different sounds is their way of connecting with me and telling me a story or they might want something from me. These wacky noises are also a sign that daddy’s little girl is developing her talking skills.

After tracking her sounds, last feed, sleep times, moods, games / activities she or we played, a pattern was developing. So I created an experiment: – 1) No picking up the baby. 2) Make baby stop crying.

When she started to cry or was not in a happy place. I started to play her happy games, I would sit in the same place on the floor and encourage her to come to me and play with the same toys, I would laugh and be happier just to distract her from crying. After the many attempts in changing her mood – the short answer is * I FAILED * – I realised that little people are just like big people they have emotions and feelings and she is communicating with daddy her unhappy feelings and wants daddy to fix it.

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The Solutions after many failed attempts I am reverting back to the original way – Pick her up, give her a hug and carry her.

About Famous

Famous is a dad of 2, (boy & girl) and he is Rachel Stewart's other half.He's a fun and funny dad, the king of "dad jokes" and has his family laughing whenever he's home.His favorite part of parenting is the funny things kids say and do.

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