Baby development Baby The baby speech development guide A approximate guide to how your babys communication skills will develop during the first year. 1 of Ad break The baby speech development guideChildren reach their language milestone as their own pace. However, below is an approximate guide to how your babys communication skills develop during the first year. 0-3 Months Shes making eye contact, smiling, kicking, and gurgling. By 1 ½ to 2 months, she may begin to coo and chuckle back at you, so chat to her in a sing-song voice and exaggerate your facial expressions so she knows your communicating. 3-6 MonthsShe can now laugh and squeal and may experiment with two sounds together, such as ah goo. Shes discovering she has lips and a tongue and will be delighted at blowing raspberries! Shell also watch your mouth movements when you speak. 6-9 MonthsHis vocal cords are developing and he's learning to babble. Hell also enjoy playing with sounds, such as dada, as well as imitating sounds you make. During the next three months, hell listen intently to all speech and other fascinating sounds. 9-12 MonthsShes starting to understand simple words and will look for you if someone says, wheres Mummy? Around 10 months shell start pointing at objects. She can shake her head for no and yes. By her first birthday, she may have said her first word. Continue slideshow > 1 - 1 ½ YearsShe can recognise names, ask for help with gestures and sounds and can understand up, down, hot and off. By 1 ½, she can use between 10 to 20 words, mostly nouns like cat and car, and may even be able to chatter and imitate sounds. 1 ½ - 2 YearsHe has 20 to 50 intelligible words, but can understand up to 200 words. He uses general words to describe things, like 'ball for all toys. His language is now more intelligible to others outside the family and hes able to ask a two-word question. By Babyexpert.com Last updated on 30 November 2009 Comments Latest on MadeForMums Postpartum psychosis – just how many mums suffer from it? How much sugar is in your child's favourite ice lolly? Kimberley Walsh: ‘It killed me teaching my boys to sleep through the night' Is it safe to cover your baby's pram with a blanket in hot weather?