Is your baby talking yet?

Jennifer - posted on 04/07/2010 ( 22 moms have responded )

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My one year old is babbling like crazy and makes tons of sounds, but still has not officially said her first word...is this normal? She sounds like she's trying to say "mum" and "dad" but I don't think she knows what she's saying yet. I've heard of other babies already being able to say quite a few words around this age and I'm getting worried about my daughter! Any advice? Thanks!

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Tiffany - posted on 04/22/2010

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My oldest son saids shut up to my dogs also! ( funny funny) my youngest son is a lil over a year can only say mamma dadda no and ( to day for the first time he said "see it" )
some baby just dont want to ( I no my son could talk but he just dont want to! )
your baby is fine!!

Amanda - posted on 04/22/2010

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My son is a year old to he says mama, dada, cat, shut up, stop, baba as for bottle thats about it..every baby is different..Just give her some time she will get there..My son started saying shut up cause he heres me tell our dog shut up he said dada at 6 months I don't even know where he learned that cause his dad is in prison unless he heres me call my dad, dad i dunno

Linda - posted on 04/22/2010

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every baby is different my daughter just turned 1 yesterday and she says a couple of things she says pamper, ball, teta (which is bottle in spanish), no, hey, tickle tickle tickle (which she got for Ni hao Kailan)....At my house we tend to repeat the stuff to her a couple of times and after a while she picks up on it. For example when i changed her diaper I would tell her pamper and would repeat it a couple of times and now she says it when i change her diaper. every kid is different they walk, talk, eat at different times just point out stuff to her whenever you can and repeat them to her a couple of times

Heather - posted on 04/21/2010

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there is so much competition with milestones - whether its meant or not, and it can be so horrible when your baby seems slower than others with developmental things!our eldest (who's 3), has really taken her time with talking and is only starting real sentences now and I was so worried!every doctor and early childhood teacher I hassled about it asking questions said not to worry - some take their time, as long as they can do other stuff then your all good! :D keep talking to your gorgeous baby, allowing her to have lots of social times with other and music is great!baby einstein dvds are fantastic for learning language and other concepts too - and have gorgeous classical music which apparently is so beneficial too. But anyway! dont let other ppl compare against your baby because thats not fair to you or your lil one; see a doc if your still worried and breathe, itl happen and then you'l want them to be quiet hehe :D good luck!

Tiffany - posted on 04/21/2010

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no I would not be worried! just work with her often!
my son is not talking either he is also 1 and a friend of my has a lil girl who is only 4 days older and talks a bunch! every baby is different and will do it at there time! all I can say is try working with her good luck!

Jamie - posted on 04/21/2010

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My son will be 1 on the 28th and he says lots of words but only every now and then. He does say mom all the time but other words just out of the blue. The other day he said "thank you" shocked me! I don't watch much TV but I listen to the radio a lot and I talk to him a lot. I wouldn't worry about it. She'll tlk when she is ready.

Trish - posted on 04/21/2010

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Every baby is different my son says some words like mama daddy "i like that" more "i love you" "All done" i've been trying to count with him but he's not having that! Just read to your baby talk to them and have them try to repeat. We have the baby einstein alphabet books. Pretty soon you'll wish he'd be quiet again good luck

Kelli - posted on 04/18/2010

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I was worried too, about a month ago all my son said was ma-ma and da-da, but he didn't know what it meant.... he seemed too focused on learning to walk to learn to talk.... but within the last couple weeks (He'll be one on the 23rd) I've noticed him saying mama, and dada and knowing what he's saying, he also says go and knows what that means..... I think he waited till he mastered walking, now he's paying more attention to what we're saying..... don't worry, she'll get it! :)

Keren - posted on 04/18/2010

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I wouldn't freak out about it. My daughter says mama very infrequently, but that's really it. She just turned one last Sunday. Some babies don't talk until as late as 18 months.

Crystal - posted on 04/14/2010

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I personally have to say the more you talk and show you child things they will pick it up in their own time...I have a set of twins...I will talk to them as if they were grown people...(i tend to be without any adult conversation for most of the day) When our girls were starting to recognize things we started pointing out mama and dada to them...along with doggie/pup pup (we have 2 Border Collies their protectors) we say the word for example doggie...and then call one or both of our dogs over and place their hand on their back and repeat it....They (twins) are now one...and when we ask them where dada is for example...they will either look/crawl or Cruise to dada and say dada continuely. But like others have said it takes time and every child is different from the next...I just wanted to say what i do to encourage my girls to say small words....Oh and right now I am working on baby and sister...b/c I am due to have my last child in about 6 weeks. Good Luck I hope I helped a lil bit. :)

Natasa - posted on 04/14/2010

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My son will be one year old in a week. And he is not talkin yet, too.
He was 8-9 months old when he said his first words: mama (mom), tata (dad) and baba (grandma).
He was repeating each word for about a week, but not knowing what does it mean. And then he stopped. Now he is babbling all the time but he still doesn't use any specific word to describe somethig. I'm talking to him a lot, we describe everythig we do, he understand everything, he points with his finger if i ask him where something is... So, don't worry :) They are all diferrent, some of them talk sooner, some later... But when they start, we won't be able to stop them :)))

Amy - posted on 04/13/2010

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I hear ya girl! My son says momma and dadda and babbles, but nothing else really. I wonder if I should be worried too. I just keep telling myself he will soon. I read to him every night and talk to him in every transition. I wonder if he should be picking this up by now.

Sarah - posted on 04/13/2010

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My daughter is talking now at 11 months but it is not abnormal to start talking after 1 year. She can say about 10 words (like mama, keykey (kitty) bath, mine) and short sentences like 'I done.' when she is through with her food or drink and 'i deity' when she goes in her diapers.

It has to do with a lot of things and I know usually babies that walk early usually are a little behind on speech and vise versa from what my daughters ped. said. Although some are lucky and do both early.

I would not worry at all and just enjoy your baby girl!

Would not worry

Charmaine - posted on 04/13/2010

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dont worry about it.. language is slower at developing... if there is more than one language in the house then it will take the child longer to speak.... around 2 years old is when more words start to be said... on average. just keep talking, babbling is a very good sign
my son says mama and dada but im not sure he knows what he is saying haha and the other day he was dancing and i said dance and he said dah nce lol but he just repeating haha so cute

Clarisse - posted on 04/13/2010

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my bub has just turned a year old 2 days ago, and even before his birthday he was able to say "mum", he would be saying "mum,mum,mum" when his upset crying. Though his able to say "dada", "mama" & "papa". His able to say "wow" when his with me looking at photos on the computer and for the first time he said "daddy" the other night.

Helen - posted on 04/13/2010

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My bub will be 1 on the 26th and he has just learnt to stand on his own after cruising around furniture for a couple of months, and babbles some made up words but nothing that he will actually repeat as if to communicate with me and im also a little concerned but maybe mine is more interested in walking at the moment so try not to worry they will all catch up eventually and if shes attempting to then thats a great sign! x

Marnie - posted on 04/12/2010

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my son will be 1 next week and has not said his first word yet either. lots of babbling but no pointing to something and saying what it is. I am hoping it clicks for him soon. he too has been concentrating on walking so perhaps when he starts walking, talking will follow. I don't think there is anything wrong with him but I want him to catch up with other kids!

Rochelle - posted on 04/12/2010

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glad to know we're not alone! deken has been saying what we are pretty sure is mama from very early but its vague. dada came around 7 months but now seems more like "ya-yee" and mum mum is when he's hungry. but these are still a little vague. he makes all kinds of sounds and noises, he meows at the kittys really good and makes great dirtbike sounds when playing with his little dirtbike lol! he also recognizes the abc song and patty-cake more than other songs and claps and babbles along. dad and grandma like to allow him his binkie but i pull it because he, of course, wont talk as much with it in! he also wont talk as much when there's a lot going on or we are talking. but when he's in his own world he's way more vocal! so i try to give him independant time so he can explore his world :D

Theresa - posted on 04/11/2010

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I wouldn't worry, she will talk when it is time. You could ask the doctor if you are worried. It will be soon and when she does start she won't stop. :) My little girl will turn 1 on the 23rd, and she says some words. She say up, um, mom, dad, her name Addy, nyenye (sleep), hi, and Issac (her cousin). She also understands Chinese that my mom is teaching her, she can't say he words, but she knows where to point.

Mary Lynn - posted on 04/08/2010

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It is normal. Every child is different. Our little guy has been saying da-da alot, but I don't think he understood what it meant until just recently. He pointed to my husband and said 'da-da'. Just keep talking to them and they will start talking back. What I will do is say the names of every day objects that we use, like cup, dog, light, ball. They will eventually catch on!

Alicia - posted on 04/07/2010

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My son will be 1 at the end of the month & all he can say is Dada but I don't think he knows to apply it to his Daddy. He babbles a lot, screeches and experiments with the volume of his voice. I have a friend who says her son didn't really start talking until closer to 2 years. Now he talks non-stop. Just like the learning curve for crawling & walking is several months, so it is for talking. I'm not worried - I think my son is just more interested in sharpening his motor skills than practicing his speech. I'd be more worried if he hadn't developed in other areas too, but that's not the case. Did you discuss this with your pediatrician at her 1-year checkup? I'm a big worrier and when I bring things up to the doctor they usually calm my fears. I do know how you're feeling though!!

Megan - posted on 04/07/2010

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It just takes time. Every baby is different. Just talk to your baby. All the time. Tell her everything your doing. Describe everything. She may just be concentrating on other things. Is she trying to walk? Does she walk already? Some babies talk first,Some babies want to walk first. Every baby does everything at a different pace. And since shes babbling you know shes trying. Soon she will be talking like crazy! It just takes time.

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