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Capable of Spontaneous “Ooh” Sound (0-4 Months)

In their first months, infants start making sounds other than crying. Cooing sounds often occur when a baby is quiet, awake, and content. At first, the cooing sounds don’t seem directed toward adults and are probably an early form of vocal practice.


Kaye, K. (1982). The mental and social life of babies. London: Harvester Press.