What do babies understand?
We Adults often determine that because Toddlers aren’t talking much, they’re not understanding what we’re saying. That’s not true. Babies listen very carefully and try to grasp on to every single word. Also, they understand more than you think. Children catch on their names by around 4 months, so if you happen to mention a young baby’s name in a conversation, they might be paying more attention than you think. When we get angry, our voices get louder, and our breathing is more rapid. whereas, when we’re happy, we speak more gently and softly. Kids Pick up on these small details as they are growing the most between birth to 2 years.
By the time they turn 1, they know roughly about 50 words, an expert suggests. Simple objects or people, such as a toy, dog and mama, are usually the first words they’ll pick on, followed by a few verbs, like walk, stay hug and kiss etc. The next step for them is understanding how words work together in sentences.
Once they reach post 1 year of age, children start learning an average of 10 new words a day, and they also understand how word order affects meaning. For example, If your 15-month-old toddler got a bad habit of pulling your hair and you tell her not to and as your voice gets deeper, the words hair, not, don’t etc starts making a little bit of sense.
Children usually learn the words and sentences or phrases first and later on put meaning to them. If you call them by a particular name that is a direct representation of something they do quite often, They will understand that word has a meaning to it.
When your toddler gets a very minor injury, they start crying, why ??
Toddlers make no distinction between the physical, mental, or emotional “me,” so every little thing is an insult to self. That’s why 2-year-olds will sob over every minuscule discomfort. Band-aids provide a lot of comfort in such situations, they perceive that as a rescue and that now something has been done to prevent the damage.
For Toddlers, bigger is more. So if you pour an equal amount of juice into two jars, one being wider and shorter and one is longer. They might just cry their vocals out for the longer glass.
You often come across the time once or twice every day with your toddler when he/she is just being unreasonably stubborn. If she doesn’t wanna wear a sweater, she won’t until she decided otherwise and any defy to her decision is an invitation to 1 hour non-stop sob.
Or if he wants to eat from red plate then he won’t open his mouth if given a different one.
This nature arises as the toddlers know that they don’t have most of the things in their control. They see themselves as individuals at the age of 2 and wants to have some control over what they want and how they want.
The best thing to do here has tons of patience and try and let them have their way for a while but give them a timeout to ensure they understand the consequence of their bad behaviour if any.
Post 3 years of age they start to understand your situation and difficulties too. They will respond accordingly if given the right guidance and proper discipline added to your love and support.