One of the hardest things to grapple with as a new parent is re-adjusting adult time with baby time. Young babies operate in the moment. There is no past or future, only now. When it comes to communicating with our child this can become a challenge. As adults, we are used to back-and-forth conversation being almost instantaneous. Whereas it can take 10-20 seconds for a baby to respond to each thing we say or do. For us that can feel like forever.
Babies need time to form their responses, especially when they’re learning so many things at once. Giving your baby ample time to formulate a response builds their confidence and independence.
Tip: Consider counting to 10 in your head before repeating yourself.