As your baby develops more control over actions and behaviors, you will want to encourage cooperation in eating, sitting in the car seat or willingness to go to bed. If you pay attention to behaviors that you want to encourage, you will find yourself praising them.
Using praise has no effect if your child doesn't know it is happening. Your child needs to connect your praise to the behavior.
Make sure your child is paying attention! Your child needs to listen to your voice, see your facial expression, or look at your signs.
Think about the behaviors you are encouraging and the language that naturally accompanies them. For example:
Parents want their babies to grow up knowing that they are loved, no matter what. Children are not judged as good or bad based on their cooperation.
You describe what you see and feel. "You are walking by yourself!"
Use of Descriptive Praise
At first, describing feels like a lot of language to learn, for parents and for babies.