14/01/2014 22:05 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

VIDEO: How Your Baby Sees You

How Your Baby Sees You

During the first few months with a new baby it can sometimes feel like the communication is all one way, but don't be fooled into thinking your child isn't paying attention to you as you babble away to them.

Watch the video above to find out how your tone of voice, facial expression, body language and choice of words all help your baby learn about the world, and how babies use all of their senses to pass on their messages to you.

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