Observe when the child is upset (if not crying too intensely).
No elicitation needed.
When people talk to the infant, the infant is now interested in seeing what will happen, so he quiets and attends to the speakers.
Learning to stop and listen to others is a milestone. Infants first do this because they want to hear the sound of a human voice. Help parents understand how talking to the infant is critical for their social and communication development.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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