I spend a lot of time and energy trying to understand my baby. You read a lot about how the baby gives clues of what she wants, and you can read the signs, and your instincts will tell you. We have ‘elimination communication’, ‘feeding cues’, and so on, and in general I think we make a reasonable fist of it.
But still I miss a lot and worry about it more, and she gets more complex all the time and it’s hard to keep up. So here I have invented a baby babbelAtor to translate what the baby is trying to say.