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Infant-caregiver Communication

  • By: Ross A. Thompson & Emily K. Newton
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Before infants use words, they engage in rich communication with their caregivers through gestures, vocalizations, emotional expressions, and in other ways. This entry describes the development of infant-caregiver communication during the first 2 years of life, including the baby's ...

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