Signs of a cold
(coughing, sore throat, runny nose)
Kids pulling ears
Pain in ear
Runny fluid or pus
Can't hear properly
Diarrhoea or vomiting
Fast facts - language development
- When babies are born, hearing is their only fully developed sense.
- From birth to 4 months, babies will respond to sudden loud sounds by extending their arms and legs and throwing their head back (more reflex).
- Between 4 and 6 months babies move their eyes or turn their heads towards sound.
- At 6 months, babies will start to produce speech like sounds. They will smile at soothing sounds and cry at harsh or angry sounds.
- By 12 to 15 months, children will start using single words with meaning and can follow simple instructions.
- By 18 to 20 months, children can put two words together in basic sentences.
- At age 2 (and above), children can interpret sounds and words and talk in conversations.