Between 6 and 12 months, babies are actively processing the language sounds they hear. They are learning to take "turns" when communicating and their babbling becomes more advanced as it sounds more like the language in their homes. These children are beginning to communicate using gestures and sounds, and by the end of their first year most can respond to simple request
Your baby is very interested in conversations. You’ll often hear baby’s first word around this age. They will still mainly babble but might try out one or two words she knows the meaning of, especially ‘dada’ or ‘mama’.
But if your baby isn’t talking yet, don’t worry – they will communicate with you using body language like waving and pointing. They will also stop what he’s doing when he hears ‘no’.