Babies - how much do they understand?

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Post  Fri, Jun 22 2007, 12:21 pm
When my baby cries and my dh or parents tell her she will soon see me, she stops crying. When someone tells her it is soon nursing time she stops too. But the craziest thing took place yesterday. My father was tell her about the socks thief (family joke), and she started crying. Then he told her "don't cry, it's not true", AND SHE STOPPED. shock shock shock

Coincidence, or...??
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Post  Fri, Jun 22 2007, 4:21 pm
Oh, yeah, it happened ALL the time! Makes one wonder...
It can also be partly the intonations...
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Post  Fri, Jun 22 2007, 5:10 pm
It never hurts to watch what you say around your kids, even if it's only for practice.
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Post  Fri, Jun 22 2007, 6:39 pm
babies understand ALOT! much more then u even know.... and yes by dd would cry at three months when someone else took her from my arms if she wanted me.
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Post  Fri, Jun 22 2007, 6:59 pm
Don't be fooled by their pint size - they are little people ... for sure they understand ... especially gestures and motions and tones ... it is a comfort or no comfort feeling ... they absorb it all ... that is why it is the best time to teach them - a language, the music notes, gemara ... hey it certainly won't hurt Mr. Green
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Post  Sat, Jun 23 2007, 10:51 pm
Hee hee- my first baby would start crying when I'd tell him I'm gonna bite off his fat belly and eat him up! So then I'd apologize to him and he'd calm down. Smile
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Post  Sun, Jun 24 2007, 1:14 am
The Alter Rebbe said babies understand everything!
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Post  Mon, Jun 25 2007, 11:50 am
Whenever I was on the phone while my newborn was in the room --whether by himself or in my arms -- if I started saying how he kept me up a lot at night, he would cry, but if I would say he's very yummy and really treating me well, he wouldn't!
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