Start talking to your baby when she is a newborn. Even if it seems like your baby doesn't understand, she is listening and learning.
Look into your baby's eyes when talking. Both your words and the expression on your face will grab his attention.
Listen to your baby when she makes sounds ("ah-ah-ah," "ooh-ooh-ooh"). Repeat her sounds. Add your own words and short phrases to your "conversation."
Try these conversation starters:
Examples: "See the garbage truck."
"Look how blue the sky is."
"What a cute puppy!"
Examples: "The bananas are yellow.
"What should we have for dinner?"
Examples: "Let's put on a warm sweater. It's cold outside."
"Your socks are blue with pink dots."
Read aloud to your baby. Let the story you're reading guide the conversation.