Babies rarely respond vocally when we call their names. We don’t train them to, so they just don’t.
Yet, we must have a way of finding them when they scuttle off somewhere.
You know, you turn your back and, suddenly Little Sophie is missing!
You call out, “Sophie!” “Sophie?”
She probably won’t say, “Here I am!”
I’ve discovered that, when I am looking for a baby or a toddler, I find them much more quickly if I think of a call-and-response that they already know. So, when Sophie is missing, call out, “What does the cow say, Sophie?”
When you hear her little “moo” coming from behind the couch, you’ll know where she is!