talking?

Samantha - posted on 01/18/2011 ( 41 moms have responded )

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hey moms
I was wondering how many words your december babies are saying my daughter was born on the 18 of december and she isnt talking she has said mama a few times and had a stage of about a month the she said dada at around 10 months since then she has only said baba I am wondering has a first time mom if this is normal it seems strange to me at 13 months she is not saying mama yet. Her father had to see a someone for his speach at 5 because he pronouced things a little off. She does seem to understand everything i say to her example is a ask her to go pick up her milk so walks over to it and picks it up so i dont think shes having a problem understanding. do you guys think there might be a problem?

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Katie - posted on 02/01/2011

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My son isn't talking at all yet. He says Mama and baba but it doesn't mean anything. I worry about it but the doctor said not to worry until hes 18 months. He told me to just keep reading to him and talking to him like normal (not baby talk), so we will keep working on it!

Ann - posted on 01/19/2011

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Ours babbles and will try to imitate what we say, but only if she wants to :) I wouldn't worry....they are still so young!

Darlene - posted on 01/18/2011

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I wouldn't worry at all yet. Mine is saying hi, bye and Daddy on a pretty regular basis, but I'm still Mawbe. My doctor said that the double M sound is actually quite hard for them to say. The nearly 4 year old I watch barely said anything until she was 16 months old, and now doesn't stop!!
Just keep talking to her (preferably not baby talk!) and reading to her. Eventually it'll come. :)!!

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Nikki - posted on 03/08/2011

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my daughter is 14months and only says simple things like mum, dada,nana, naanaa (banana), and the rest of the time she points to things she wants. I know she understands everything i say perfectly so its just a matter of time! Im sure it will be the same for yours!

Shari - posted on 03/08/2011

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My boy was born on Dec 21, 2009. He says "Mama, Dada, Bye, Hi, Ball, Juice, Sissy, Sister, Kylie (his sister's name), Nana, Papa, No and Ta-Ta (thank you)"

Gillian - posted on 03/08/2011

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Callum is saying a couple of words and a couple of "almost" words.
Dada, Mama (but i have only heard this 3 times!), Juice, Ball are easy to understand.
He understands very very well though.

2 of my 4 boys didn't say very many words at all until they turned 2 and they have amazing speech now (and 3 and 5 years old). My oldest was talking in full sentances by 1. So everyone is different but you have nothing to worry about yet.

Samantha - posted on 03/07/2011

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hey everyone thanks for all the feedback my daughter will be 15 months on the 18 of this month she can understand everything i say to her example if i ask her to go pick up her ball she will go get her ball she has started to say baa baa when shes holding a ball or book i guess trying to say the b part of the word but as of yet that is all she has said my concern is growing because she is hitting the 15 month and she should have some words by now i just dont understand if shes understanding why shes not speaking i have tried reading she loves books and i talk to her all day about what im doing and what shes doing but she still has yet to respond with a word does anyone have any ideas

Melanie - posted on 03/07/2011

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Zack was born Dec. 17. He says uh oh, oh no no no, hedo (hello) hi, heeeyyy guys or heeeyy boys when his uncles come over, dada, baba, dodo (when he's tired) He only really says mommy when he's crying and wants me to come pick him up. He says no no dog dog to my sisters dog when she comes over. His very first (and only) sentence was when he snuck the phone to call daddy and said " Hedo dada, hi. Hi dada" The cutest thing ever! :)

Jennifer - posted on 02/21/2011

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our son born dec 12th says dad, daddy, cracker, car-car, gack (which we've determined is Tucker our cat), he's said cheese a couple of times, ga-ga which is his soother. He said mama from about 7-10 months then stopped. Sometimes when he cries he'll still say mama. He'll say dada and I say mama and then he laughs and says dada and the cycle repeats. Its a fun game.

Lisa - posted on 02/20/2011

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My daughter said Mama around 6 months and Da Da about 11 months. I thought I heard her say up and a few other's not sure. She talks all the time, baby gab, but I can't make it out. She talks non stop to her self and makes all kinds of funny talk but I can't put it together yet. She understands everything. I say "Give Mama a Kiss" and she kisses me, it's so cute, I love it, sometimes it's closed, but most time it's open mouthed and I don't care. I say clap and she claps. She is super smart.

Brittany - posted on 02/16/2011

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Aiden was born Dec 15th and says about 25 words. mama, dada, bubba (for his brother), up, down, juice, car
cow, moo, quack quack, dumb dog, go, hi, hello, bye, cool, Wow, Oh, Clap, This, That, yay, milk, sock(weird I know lol) that's all I can think of right now. He has been saying other things, but that's what he says regularly and knows what they mean.

Joanna - posted on 02/13/2011

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My. Son was born December 30th the only definite words he says are maamaa and dads. I think he started saying ba for brother. He just started to wave and signals to us when he wants something. I used to be concerned, his older brother was talking alot more at the same age. The doctor said not to worry as long as he seems to understand, which he does. He started walking at about 111/2 months and is practically running now, I think he's been more focused on gross motor development at this point.

Danielle - posted on 02/07/2011

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My son was born on 12/16/09 and doesn't talk much. He has said "dada" but not directing towards his dad just randomly yelled it out. He says "ma" sometimes but again just yelled it out, sometimes he says it when he eats. He has only said one thing clearly and that was "Bubba" because that's what we call our one dog. He said it while we were down the shore on 10/3/10. It was almost like he was asking where our dog was, "Bubba?!". He said it a few times in a row. But since then he hasn't really said it again. I'm not too worried because I figure when he has something to say he'll say it. He will babble here and there though. I talk to him like an adult and tell him things. I think I should be reading to him more than I do though. I will have to make that change.

Charlotte - posted on 02/06/2011

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My Daughter was born Dec 12th 09. She can say over 10 words, and 1 sentence. But my doctor did tell me thats early to be saying that much, some babies do but its common. The age bracket for a 12 month old is to say at least 3 words. So I wouldn`t be too worried about it. By 15 months thy should be saying at 5 words, if you do become more concerned talk to your doctor or pediatrician

Lucy - posted on 02/02/2011

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My baby was born Dec. 26 and he says Mama, Papa, Uh Oh & Ho Ho Ho for anything Christmas related. He seems to understand everything I tell him though so not worried yet.

Amanda - posted on 02/01/2011

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every baby is different.My daughter born dec 20th 09 says probably about 15 words and speaks in 2 word sentences...some babies dont like to talk. my little brother didnt speak a word until 2 yrs old!

Danielle - posted on 02/01/2011

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my daughter was born december 14th and is 13 and a half months.. she is very advanced.. she can say dont, mom, dada, doggy, kitty, hi, baby, bad dog, oww.. most of these she was saying by 10-11 months.. but every child is different and learns at different paces.. so dont worry to much about it yet! i found being repetative helps!

Kayla - posted on 02/01/2011

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My daughter Araiah was born December 7th and is practically a human parrot lol she attempts to repeat everything you say! (not always a good thing ) her vocab consists of Mama, Dada, nana, hi, bye, eyes, is that, kitty, oh yea, banana, no, yes, uh oh, and a few others I'm forgetting!! She has always been quick to learn. She starting walkin at 10 months and we are currently in the process of potty training her and so far so good!

Samantha - posted on 01/31/2011

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My daughter was born Dec. 30th (she was 7 weeks early) but she seems to be right on schedule with speech. She says Dada & Nana A LOT :-) she doesn't really say Momma unless she's babbling and it sounds like that word came out. She does make a "woof woof" sound for dog and says "more" but other than that she doesn't talk that much. I think it's a little early for a lot of words and I don't think there is anything to worry about...every baby is different and I agree no baby talk...:-)

Angee - posted on 01/31/2011

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Mine isn't saying anything really either. She definitely understands things though too. She was born Dec. 13th. I'm not worried yet.

Cassandra - posted on 01/31/2011

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I don't think you should worry about it until 15-18 months. By then they are supposed to say 10-20 words. From what I know it's perfectly ok if only you can understand what they mean too. My daughter was born Dec 20th, she says, mama, dada, hi, and haou (which means more, at least to her, this is the word she uses when she signs "more") She also just started saying baba, which to her means baby. The more words babies hear, the more they will try to repeat. I think your baby sounds just perfect. :)

Roxanne - posted on 01/30/2011

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My lg is 13 months and says Hello, no, daddy and mama. She oce said hello daddy crystal clear but we cant get her to repeat that. Most of the time its babbling but i see that alot of babies are talking but not yet walking? My kiki is trying to run and jump now. She has been walking on her own since 11 months and has recently added dancing to her list of acheivemnts. Our nurse says that she is going to be quite a chatterbox but we should not be concerned until she is 18 months and still not talking...

Rowena - posted on 01/30/2011

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My daughter was born 26th december and is saying a few words, more than I would have thought as my son was hardly saying anything at this age. She says 'mama', 'dada', 'bub-bubs' (when she wants breastmilk) 'cat' and stangely enough 'batman'! Shes really good at imitating sounds though which is promising. I think all babies tend to understand more than they say initially. I put the fact that shes a faster talker than my son down to her being a second child. My son also had speech therapy from the ahe of 2 and a half and now you cant shut him up! They will all get there in the end so try not to worry xxxx

Abie - posted on 01/30/2011

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my little girl (born 29thdec) is only saying a few words, she can say mama, dadadad, and whats that, and num nums when shes hungry and is trying to say love you. I think they all do it in their own time, every child is differerent, im sure my 9 year old was saying a lot more at that age, but i really dont see it as a major concern just yet. by the time they are talking properly you will be begging for 5 minutes peace lol

Amanda - posted on 01/29/2011

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my 13 month old says mumma mummy dadda daddy yes no bubba bubby bye bottle :) thier still only young

Anitra - posted on 01/29/2011

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My daughter was born on december 27th and she is saying Teeth, Keys, No, Mama, Dada, and Baby. I worked in a daycare with children 6 weeks to 18months and usually around 13-15months babies begin to say words. If she isnt trying to say words at by 15months then I would ask your pediatrician.

Jennifer - posted on 01/28/2011

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I repeat EVERYTHING to my little one. I will prob. say the same word over and over again while changing her diaper, putting socks on, zipping up jacket. I focus on a word and keep saying it. Now at 13 months she is trying to say just about all the ones I say to her. I think her word list is around 20+ words. My nephew is 4 months older and only says 4 words. Each child is different and that makes them who they are. Keep up the good work, they will talk when they are ready :)

Tammy - posted on 01/28/2011

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Seeing this makes me feel much better.

My daughter was born on the 10th of December and she too isn't talking much. She will say Mama and MORE when she runs out of food. At one time she was saying out and up but those have not been heard in at least a month. I have been getting a little worried because she doesn't even try to repeat what we say.

Glad to hear that her not talking sounds to be normal although I will probably bring it up at her 15 month appointment.

Jenny - posted on 01/28/2011

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My daughter is almost 13 months and can say quite a few words she was saying mama from 7 months and says mummy,dirty, duck, kitty, teddy, bear, bye, baby, yeah, Ruby (her name), nanna and lots which is incomprehensible and she tries to repeat things. She still goes through phases where everything is ba or baba or dad or dada. She can't walk yet though, she cruises and can stand unaided but just drops to her knees and crawls. I don't think you have anything to worry about all babies are different, I'd be worried if she wasn't making any sounds at all.

Sarah - posted on 01/28/2011

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My son was born Dec 3rd and he says thank you, he's been saying that since he was 11 mon., he says look, blue, Jax( our dog's name), mama, dadda, ma. He will bring me everything I ask him to. Understands the word milk but can't say that yet. He's not walking yet though either

Letitia - posted on 01/24/2011

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my daugter is 13 months and she says mummmmeeeeee nannan dirty(when she is puttin the washing in and outta the washing machine ) and M oh and daddda and she says yeah when u ask her something so cute xx

Tiffany - posted on 01/24/2011

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I have 13 month old twin girls and they talk up a storm, mama, dada, cat, dog, up, more, all done, bye bye, hello, night night and many more words. With that said they have absolutely no interest in walking, all kids do things on their own time and they will eventually get there.

Sarah - posted on 01/23/2011

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My little girl is also 13 months, but she doesn't talk a lot - as in, she doesn't say many recognizable words. Aside from saying "daddy", "mummy", "bubba", the only other word I've heard her say is "ticky" (tickle).

I'm not concerned though, as she has been walking/running for a few months now and I just figure that her busy little brain has been preoccupied with learning all the movement skills - learning to talk will come in time. Just remember, there are SO many things for them to learn and they cannot possibly learn everything all at once. Some babies learn to walk and run first before they start to talk - while other babies learn to talk first.

I have a friend who has a little girl a few days younger than mine, and her little girl can say all sorts of things, whereas she hasn't even shown any interest in trying to walk - and then there's my wee girl who can walk and run and only says a few things.

Every baby is different and will learn different things at different times. Continue to talk to her about everything you're doing during the day and read plenty of stories to her. She will pick things up in her own time =)

Brenda - posted on 01/23/2011

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My daughter is 13 months old and she can say mama,dada,papa, baba, hi, bye,no, spongebob, baby,puppy and good. but I have taught her some sign language and she seems to be able to communicate better with that. She is can say more,want, no more ,milk, and a couple of others I cant remember right now.

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My son was born December 23rd and he says.....MaMa, DaDa, NaNa, BaBa, And No. All babies are diff so I would no stress out your daughter will start talking and then she won't stop -lol- Good luck!!!

Heidi - posted on 01/21/2011

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my son is 13months old .. and doesn't say much either. He does say Dada .. juice (well, sort of) and says HI and waves. He hasnt yet said mama. Understands me perfectly well and listens to what I say .. so it's just a matter of time. I will just keep talking to him, reading to him etc and eventually he will get it. So will your little one!

Tameka - posted on 01/19/2011

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As long as they are beginning to understand you then they're fine. It isn't until children are about two years that speech really starts. My baby is almost 13 months and says Daddy, Dada, Mum-Mum, Ma-Ma, teddy, turtle, toes, two, doggie, kittie, duck, quack and I'm sure a few others I don't hear. Her speech is quite good as I read to her a handfull of books a few times a day and her older sister is an absolute chatterbox so picks up a lot from her.

Candice - posted on 01/19/2011

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My son was born on 31st december - he says Dad, Daddy, Mum, Nan, No - They're the ones we can figure out but he has a word for our dog, that he uses for other dogs too. He tries to copy but we say so we better start watching what we say!

Joanie - posted on 01/19/2011

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my son is 13 months and isn't talking either alot of babbling and he does understand what is being said and has great hearing.

Elfrieda - posted on 01/18/2011

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My son (born on the 13th) doesn't talk yet, either. He used to (11 months) say Mama when he was hungry, and Baby when he saw himself in a mirror, but he doesn't anymore. He has his days where he repeats words, "badada for banana, Daddy, Mama", but the only one he says unprompted is "cuckoo". :P What are grandparents for?! My parents have a cuckoo clock, which he LOVES. I'm not worried about it. His cousin is two and two months, and just started talking so you can understand her. I guess I'm going by that benchmark, so there's no hurry!

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