Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Quiz: Infant Communication

A few weeks back we mentioned that we will begin a new series on communication with words. We asked you, our readers, for some ideas of what you would like to know more about regarding this subject and got some great responses. We'd like to start this series with a quiz about infant communication. So, let's see how much you already know!
  1. What do you think is the most common 1st word said by babies in the United States?
  2. At what age do babies start babbling?
  3. On average, at what age do babies speak their 1st words?
  4. True or False. Early vocabulary development is stimulated when parents label specific objects for their babies. i.e "that is a block!"
  5. True or False. Focusing on motor development, like learning to crawl or walk, can temporarily take your baby’s focus away from learning to speak.
  6. At what age do babies start recognizing words for common items?
  7. At what age is your baby able to follow directions?
Get your answers ready! We'll share the answers we found at the end of the week.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Blog Remodel - We need your advice!

We are quickly approaching our blog's 5th birthday! Over the years, we've worked really hard to provide our readers with evidence-based information about Baby Behavior in a way that is practical and realistic for busy (and tired and maybe even overwhelmed) new parents. You may have noticed, however, that we tend to focus on content over design. Sure, we include adorable pictures with each blog post, but we haven't made many changes to the structure or features of the site since it was first created. Well, that's about to change!

Over the next several months, we'd like to revamp our site, giving it a new style and, more importantly, making it easier to use. For example, we plan to reorganize the keywords section and make it easier to navigate through previous posts to find what you need (no small task given that we have 433 posts).

Before we begin, we want to get your suggestions. What features would you like to see on our site? What suggestions do you have for the layout or design? Is there something we haven't written about that you are interested in? Please send us your ideas in the comments section below.