How many words does your 13 month old say, besides mama and dada?

Nicole - posted on 01/27/2010 ( 74 moms have responded )

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My son is 13.5 months old and the only word he says besides mama and dada is "doggie". I think I might've heard a "ducky" tonight but I'm not sure. He babbles and hollers incessantly, his latest rant is "Nananananana". But he understands most of what I tell him: come here, stop that, get down, don't touch, etc. And he just started walking yesterday, I know they can only work on one milestone at a time. I stay home with him, it's just me and him all day. But I read to him and talk to him throughout the day, it's not like he's in total silence. I was just wondering if anyone else had the shy, silent type of kid. It's so hard not to compare them!

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Sasha - posted on 03/04/2010

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Hi, My Daughter Is 14 Months She Says Hiya Hello Baba Awww Doggy Woof DogDog Mama, Dadda Nanna Bye, No, Yes. Tar, I See And Others:)

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Jessica - posted on 01/04/2013

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My bubba girl has just gone 13 months old and she can say over 16 words, she says; mum, mummy, dad, daddy, puppy, dummy, hi, narnie(banana), ta(thank you), dolly, pa(granpa), mwa, no, woof, boo, bubby and she's working on ducky and drink... Every bubba is different and learn at different stages :) my daughter is early at everything she's even been walking since she was 9 months and 3 weeks old

Brandi - posted on 09/05/2012

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My son is 13.5 months and says momma, dada, papa, dog, kiki (kitty cat), bath, milk, no, yes, uh oh, eat, egg, yay, what, bye bye, good, a wee ( my dog bailee), baby. He puts 2 words together like hey momma, hey dog, hey kiki, and hey baby.

Alina - posted on 03/10/2010

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Wow. Reading through most of the posts I am impressed. My 15month old is not really saying words, just babbling. hi, bye, mama, dada, baba, papa, ka, ko, erlie. He does understand more though and sometimes when he feels like it he will point to his nose, eyes, toes, head. People have said it is because we are mixing languages at home (Russian, English) and take him to French once a week... dunno.

Tabitha - posted on 03/08/2010

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Ariel says sit, stop, hi, nite-nite, ba-ba, doogie, grapes,and up, mama, dada, and she loves to sings, she sings allday long,

Brittany - posted on 03/05/2010

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Brayden says mama dada and his new obsession is gaga. I swear his said yes the other day. He talks allll the time. He'll go up to a closed door and just start yelling at it lol. It's sooo funny. He's constantly talking so I'm sure he'll get another word out soon.

Tammy - posted on 03/05/2010

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My daughter says Mama mommy no dada brother Endrick which is my sons name with out the K (Kendrick) Andma for Grandma debra her aunt sasha our dog 1 9 amongst others but every baby is different and some dont desire to talk until almost 2 yrs old i had a friend and a nephew that were after 2. Then one day they just blah blah blah talking like crazy.... Just dont do baby talk they will think its ok.. I dont give her what she wants if i know or think she can say it. Thats why alot of babies dont talk if i get what i want with mumbles and grunts then why make my mouth say an actual word. They understand 5 times more than they will say good luck...

Krystal - posted on 03/04/2010

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My son is 14 months and is a little chatterbox. I know most of what he says but don't really think others can as much. He says mama, dada, asks for "juice" (for drink), cookie and bite, pupup (puppy), cookie, go, done, bath, ball, book, shoe, hello (when he puts the phone to his ear or sees a phone), and he tries to sing the ABC song. He has been talking for awhile but is a little bit slower when it comes the the physical milestones!

Laura - posted on 02/21/2010

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She says very few words straight out, but copies a lot of words throughout the day. Since I am a working mom, it's really hard for me to know for sure. I don't know how much is "talking" and how much is just being a little parrott.

Leighanna - posted on 02/21/2010

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Saffiya says please, thank you (tanku more like), more, fruit, kiss, love you (uff oo), bed, night, no, yes and amen as well as mum mum and dada. She has lots of other little sounds which I understand and she sings baa baa sheeeeeep over and over :)

Melissa - posted on 02/20/2010

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my youngest son says "dadda" "mamma" "papa""baba" cuppy..sounds more like uppy" Mimi" "kitty" "potty" and "done"... my oldest son at this age only said "momma and dadda".. they all develop differently.. the more that you speak to them in an adult voice the more likely they are to attempt to repeat you!

Tiffaney - posted on 02/20/2010

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My son is the same age, same circumstances, same words, etc. as your son. He babbles all the time, but nothing that I can make out. I was starting to worry about him... it is hard when there are other children around his same age that seem so much more advanced than he is. You are right, it is very difficult to not compare them with other children.

Emma - posted on 02/19/2010

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My daughter has said about 18 other words, but mainly chooses to communicate her wishes by pointing at things. She will however point at lots of things if I ask her where they are, she points and says 'there'.

Jessica - posted on 02/18/2010

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Well you all are doing great. My daughter, 14 months, says mama and papa (Grandpa). She just says uhhhh...and holds out her hand and points for everything else. We have attempted dada and bubba for months now with no luck.

Kalah - posted on 02/18/2010

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My son is almost 14 months old and doesn't say a whole lot but he says; momma, dada, papa, bye, ow , more, bite, booty (lol) , bubba, sis.. That's bout it though.

Vanessa - posted on 02/18/2010

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My son says "Kacco" thats supposed to be Rocco (the dog) he says "CheCHe" supposed to be Leche (milk) he says "all done", "up", "get down", "touchdown" and he does know some sign language.

Natalie - posted on 02/18/2010

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my son bradley is 14 months he syas quite a few words,nana,papa(his grandparents)mama,dada,apple,cheesie,bye,wow,cracker...which sounds more like cacker,but very cute.......and like some others he sings.....and he lets u know what songs he likes.......

Katie - posted on 02/16/2010

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my son is 14 months old and says mommy daddy uh-oh paw-paw, maw-maw juice, love you, my momma, wow wow wubbzy, spongebob, bye-bye, hello, jake( my cousin) eww dirty ( what he calls my uncle b/c he always comes home dirty from work) please, thank you and a bunch of other stuff that only my 5 year old cousin seems to understand

Becky - posted on 02/16/2010

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My little guys doesn't say any words that I can tell that he means anything by. My guy talks up a storm....just not english yet. :)

Nikhole - posted on 02/16/2010

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my daughter turned 14 mo the 13th she only says mama & dada and she just said nana yesterday.. she tryd to say harry (the dog) sounds more like hawee

Suzanne - posted on 02/16/2010

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My daughter is 14 months and for the first 12 months there was just me and her, it's still just me and her during the day. She is the same, muma, dada she says birdy and just started with the word more as I always so do you want more food... She totally understands all I say to her too.

Lauren - posted on 02/15/2010

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my son is 14.5 months and says a few words, he says "mum", "dad", "cat", "doggy" (pronounced "goggy"), "all gone", "ta", "what you got?", "hiya", "lexi" (his grandad's dog's name) and "yeah"

Karen - posted on 02/15/2010

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I have a 14 month old son who just says 'mummy' 'daddy' 'da' (for dog) and nanna and also does lots of rambling - but also understands a lot of what I say, the health nurse says that he is right on track (especially with the rambling) and by the time he is two he will say around 50 words...so I think your son sounds right on track.

Crystal - posted on 02/14/2010

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Mine isn't talking clearly. She says mama and Dada and ut-oh clear but everything else is her trying. She tries thank you and bye bye but if you didn't know that's what she was repeating you, you wouldn't have a clue. She goes to daycare and its frustrating cause my two year old is advanced verbally and I'm trying not to compare I just try to be patient.

Brandi - posted on 02/14/2010

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I can't get my son to repeat anything he says on a regular basis. He has said mama, dada, kiki (kitty), no, hot, and ball. Thats about it. He likes saying hot because he whispers it really cutely. But, if I ask him to say something he wont do it. He does pick up things, and put them to his ear and 'talk' on his 'phone' for quite a long time.

We do baby sign language. He can sign eat, more, all done (finished), monkey, and fish. And, he signs them a lot more than I can get him to say anything.

Jennifer - posted on 02/14/2010

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My daughter does not say much more than Mama. I've heard babies words dip and rise for quite a while. A few months ago she was saying Lala, baba, dada as well. I think most babies are so coddled that they don't talk or walk early because they don't have to-mama and daddy get them whatever they need!

Krissy - posted on 02/13/2010

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my little girl says "1,2,3" "a,b,c,d" mommy, daddy, bubba, gaga(grandma) Titi, papa, "bad bad dog" and many other words!

Sandra - posted on 02/13/2010

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My daughter is almost 14 months old. She started saying ball and baby at about 12 months. Now she also says puppy, deer, and cookie. She has been saying uh-oh for awhile. The picture books are good. I point to the pictures and tell her what it is. Just dont do too many at one time. He will get the hang of it

Hannah - posted on 02/13/2010

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Valerie says: Mama, Dada, Baby, Bye Bye, All Done, No, Nose, Light



I'm pretty sure there's more, but I can't think of them.

Zoe - posted on 02/13/2010

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Hi, my 14 month old is quite a good talker, he has mom, daddy, nana, dog, cat, door, no, yum-yum, shoes, giraffe, balloon, ball, duck, apple, brum brum, tick tock (for clock!), hammer, up, octopus - well he says opus, but you get the idea of it, "there it is" when you ask where his ear is etc - but he doesn't walk yet, so he is a talker rather than a walker!

Heather - posted on 02/12/2010

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hunter is 13.5 months also and he can say mama, dada, buck, football, puppy, bubble, bath, boat, bite, bye, damn, and he can call a horse. but he yells and babbles and is constantly saying something

Lisa - posted on 02/12/2010

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I guess my daughter seems to be a little ahead at 14 months now, she says "mama, dada, baby, bye bye, hi, ball, bear, yes, no, please and I know there are a few more in there. She seems to be babbling non stop most days. She has actually put a few phrases together to, being ahead is sometimes just as overwhelming as wondering if your child is where they should be.

Vanessa - posted on 02/11/2010

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my baby says ball, bath, bad, mom, dad, uh oh, no shes always around adults so she just picks up on things we say shes hilarious she copies everything i do im also a stay at home mom so she does everything i do. My baby girl also know more and thank you in sign language which is nice sometimes hahaha

Nora - posted on 02/11/2010

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My daughter is almost 13.5 months old and she says "Dora" from Dora the explorer. Tiger, Toes, mama, dadda, wuv u (love you), duck,dog, tee tee (sippy cup) and Bad (LOL). Mama and dadda is probably the most common.

She is good with a couple of demands (come here! or give me that) and she babbles and sings a lot, nothing that makes sense though.

Suzanne - posted on 02/11/2010

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My daughter is nearly 14 months and she has about 20 words that we can understand and then a whole language that only she understands. I personally believe that words at this age aren't the be all and end all. But if their comprehension of things is pretty good, then the words will all come together when they ready. You would be surprised how much they can understand, try giving him directions to do things you wouldn't normally ask of him, and I bet you will be pleasantly surprised!

Brandi - posted on 02/11/2010

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My daughter is 14 months and says MaMa, DaDa, BaBa, and Yes. But not much else and when others are around she's quiet. Most of the time she's quiet and Shy unless she's overstimulated.

Angela - posted on 02/11/2010

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my son doesn't say mam or dad, he can but doesn't, along with cat, and other little words, so now its hiya, ta ta/bye bye, spider, but he is loosing his interest in that along with pepper..as in pig, from incy wincy and his book pepper pig. today he started saying yak(y). but thats about it, he will be talking like me and you before i realise he can..lol he will imitate any noise you can make, including ahhh chooo..lol

Lisa - posted on 02/10/2010

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My son is 13 months and he says Mom Mom, Pop Pop, Duck, Clock, Dog, Dance, Ball, Kitty Cat, Night Night, SpongeBob (thanks to my Mom!) And that is just the words that he says very clearly...

Ashley - posted on 02/10/2010

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My son is 14 months on Feb. 4th and I've been wondering if he is behind, because his sister, 3 said so much more than he does at this age. He will say daddy, bye, go, ball, wow, down, kitty, dog, bath, hi, bite, elmo, dink (drink), mamaw, papaw, hayley (his aunt), no, granma (grandma), yay, ni-ni (night, night), eye (and point to it), bunny, deer, Bob (spongebob), boon (balloon), pretty - he also makes lots of noises, like 'vroom, vroom' when he's playing with trucks, tries to 'sing' in the car and when American Idol is on, but he does seem more quiet than his sister, where she would talk nonstop, it seems like Eli will talk only when necessary. I'm starting to think that maybe it's because she talks enough for both of them, lol. We've just been saying he's a man of few words like his daddy :)

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My son doesn't say a whole lot. Mum, dada, buh-bye, hi, ball, wow and whoa, and there have been a few other words that he has made attempts to say. The only ones I can thinks of right now are banana and shoes. He also makes sounds effects for his toy cars, he imitates the vacuum, and he also imitates the dog when you ask him, "what does Frankie say?" He likes to try to imitate any noises I make too like tongue clicking and blowing raspberries.

Airiel - posted on 02/06/2010

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All children develop differently. It is possible that you are mistaking words he is trying to say with babbling though, probe when he does that like...do you want a bananna? or would you like to talk to Nana? Thats what Ive done with my daughter, and she is the same age and speaking in simple sentances now, although sometimes its difficult still to discern some of the words, and others its clear as a bell.

The best thing you can do is talk to him, a lot, he will learn from you, and you don't have to make it rocket science. ...Look Mama's making dinner, we are going to have...whatever you know!

Laurie - posted on 02/05/2010

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mah daughter will be 14 months old on feb 16 and she can say hi, byebye( she blows kisses after she says it), baba(bottle), mum mum, down, get up, help, what, huh, ma, dada, mine, ya, no(she shakes her head sometimes), and she calls our dog "mah babii" she wont say doggie for anything.. i have tried... lol... she does speak alot of jibberish lol...when she and i talk she will and say all kinds of mumble lol.....

Ashley - posted on 02/05/2010

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My daughter claudia is now 14 months and besides mama and dada only says "yay", "baby", "Peyt"(our Cat is named peyton)and thats it. she just started walking last week so my grandparents are planning on buying those "your baby can read" dvd for her cuz my familly is a bunch of talkers and they are more worried about her not flabbing her jaws then walking (figures). i'll put up a post when we get them and let everybody know if theyre working.

Nicole - posted on 02/03/2010

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My son Jason will be 14 months on Feb. 15th he says...mommy, daddy, baba (bottle), Emmy (the dog), What's that?, tickle, hi, bye, up, mam-ma (grandma), hot, hat, out, eat, bath and Zach (the cat). He says new things every day.

Rachel - posted on 02/03/2010

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a lot of those babbles may be words - just not quite like we're used to hearing them! I have nephew with a speach delay ( much older - he was 3 at the time) and hie therapist could understand words we never dreamed of. don't worry, they'll all sort out. some are just really early talkers. As long as he seems to be hearing you, you should be ok.

Jeanne - posted on 02/03/2010

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I have 13 month old twin boys. They're proof that every child matures differently. Twin A says, Mama, Dada, Uh Oh, Ball, Bye Bye, and Tchurcka Thurcka Thurck, sorta like a chicken would. Twin B is more of the quiet type. He only says Mama, Dada and Bye Bye (very rarely) and has no real interest in sounding out other words. The pediatrician says they're both "perfect" so I've learned to let them develop at their own pace without pushing them too hard.

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our girl is nearly 14 months and says mumma, dadda, doggies, dont touch it, nanna, poppy, stephy and sit very very cute. Trying hard to get her to say i love you :)

Eve - posted on 02/03/2010

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My son Max hardly says a word, he says mum but never to me and he tries to say Darcy (our cat) but it comes out daaa. i have been worrying too as everyone in his coffee group is younger, aand have greater vocabularies than him.

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