There’s that special moment that every parent knows. It’s the breath-stealing, heart-racing moment where your inquisitive little one opens their tiny little mouth and pushes out their very first words! Regardless of whether it was “Mama/Dada”, “No”, or “Potato”, it’s a flashbulb moment that you were lucky enough to witness and maybe even get onto film.
|While modern technology has allowed us to share those first syllables around the world with a simple text or social media post, there’s another way to eternalize their first words forever: in the form of waveform art.|
What is waveform art?
This unique way of decorating your walls is all about mixed media. On a rich paper canvas that is mounted and framed in a style of your choosing, you can display the audio waves that are the visual representation of a special phrase. This could be a sweet message to a loved one, a laugh, a favourite song lyric or, you guessed it, your little one’s first words, transcribed from a video.
While catching their first words on tape is a fantastic and unforgettable way to remember this big moment forever, you can make it all the more special by taking their literal sounds and transforming it into art in a colourful print that can hang up in a place of honour that everyone can see and cherish for years to come.
Capturing your little one’s first words
If you love the sound of that -- see what we did there? -- then you’ll want to make sure that you are ready to go when the big moment arrives. Do you know when to wait with your camera at the ready? Or how to prepare them for their verbal debut?
- When do babies start talking?: There is no set time for a little one to start to use single words or even a disconnected sentence. Typically, the range is as far as 9-18 months and talking at either end, or within, this range is totally normal and healthy.
- What are a baby’s most likely first words?: It often starts with little words, such as “dat” for “that” or the obvious mama or dada, or whatever names you’ve been using to identify yourselves to each other and your baby. Realistically speaking, your baby is going to repeat the sounds that they hear, which is why proper labelling and speech to them and around them is so important!
- When should I be ready?: Babies start to babble and experiment with sounds before they actually push their words out. So, as you start to notice them stringing together sounds and even half words, make sure you’ve got your recording device at the ready for their big moment!
While catching their first words on tape is a fantastic and unforgettable way to remember this big moment forever, you can make it all the more special by taking their literal sounds and transforming it into art in a colourful print that can hang up in a place of honour that everyone can see and cherish for years to come. The modern world is an incredible one, and there is no better way of seeing that in the frame of a family, than by transforming sound into art and seeing it up on your wall, eternalized forever just like their first smile would be best eternalized by a photo that marks another milestone.