Saying lots of words.

Lisa - posted on 05/28/2011 ( 20 moms have responded )

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Hi guys. I was curious what is normal for this age group in terms of talking. My son actually has a lot of words... I counted around 100 recently (my doctor asked me to count, out of curiosity), and lately he's been putting two words together, saying "open door" or "bye Mommy." What are your experiences?

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Sam - posted on 06/02/2011

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My son was born on 12 jan 2010 and he doesnt say much! he does say some (about 10-15) on a good day hes very vocal "hiya" "hello" "bye" " mummum" "please (peees)" "ta" "woof (more like uff") his favourite is "oooo" usually when he wants something/sees something (like a bird) but thats about it. he knows people by name and face..will point at eve (his sister) and wave. but he cant say things like "daddy" hes excelled in other things. he walks like anyone else, feeds himself etc...but still isnt sleeping through the night!! on a good night he gets up once on a bad night it can be 3 times...i dont understand because youd think all the walking and fresh air,hed sleep....any tips?? is all this "normal"?? i have 2 girls (7 and 4) and they both were walking and talking around thier 1st birthdays..xx

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Lindsay - posted on 10/05/2011

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My 14 month old daughter can say around 20 words and cab even say her nickname (jojo). I work with her everday using flashcards and telling her what I'm doing and sometimes letting her do it also.

Lisa - posted on 10/02/2011

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I posted that back in May, so now my son is 20 months old. Now he says a lot of sentence fragments here and there - basically copying what we say (in English and Spanish, since my nanny speaks Spanish). He loves his books - he basically knows them by heart now and looks at them himself and says words outloud when he looks at the pictures, and when he wants me to read them to him he'll say "lap" and then "read book." He's really good verbally. Lately if he doesn't want you near him he'll say "bye bye" or "go away." Then I told him that's not nice, so he'll say, "go away, not nice" :) I have to figure out another way to explain it :)

Nicole - posted on 10/02/2011

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all babies talk at their own speed and pace. some babies wont talk much until they are older then others. and people shouldnt make their child out to be the smartest. they are just learning things faster

Shelby - posted on 09/26/2011

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my daughter is 20 months and says about 100 words. She also knows about 10 signs. She has been putting words together into small sentences since she was about 11 months old. mostly just whats that who's this. Now she puts lots of words together. The other day she told me" No mommy, that is bad!" and I looked at her dumbfounded and just said to myself " where did that come from?" She can count to 4 and can say all the letters up to G and also knows I, M,N,O, and P.

Kerrie - posted on 07/30/2011

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Hi My son is 18 months and hardly says anything so it is brilliant that your little son is saying that many words and putting two together. iam a little worried now as i know my son should be saying more words he hardly ever says mamma ive only heard him say that a few times :(

Lisa - posted on 06/04/2011

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Yes, of course, there are a variety of levels, and they're all OK. I was just curious as to what the range is, but I suppose it varies. Signing is supposed to be great. I tried doing it a little, but I kept forgetting to do it or to look up various signs.

Erin - posted on 06/03/2011

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Oh right, I meant to say this too. Signing should not delay speech much but it sure lessens frustration when trying to communicate. One of my best friends son signed and he also had 150 words by 18 months.

Erin - posted on 06/03/2011

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I think that we all have to remember that there are a variety of levels and that it's ok. Comprehension is probably more of a milestone to be looking at right now than the number of word your child has. My son has about 10 words but they don't sound like much. He does understand everything though. ARound here they look for 10 words by 18months, talking by 2 and understand the child by 3.

Joy - posted on 06/02/2011

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Well I never really thought of navel as being grown -up It is just what I call it and its easier that belly button which is two words. He wouldn't have a problem with it though because he say button to refer to buttons on his clothes. Jake sounds really great. I think you should continue to encourage the languages. I wish I could help AJ like that but I can't so Hoorah for Jake!!!!

Lisa - posted on 06/02/2011

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Navel is so grown-up for a baby :) Jake says nose too - he likes squeezing people's noses and saying, beep beep (I did that to him :) ). I like teaching him languages. I speak Hebrew, so I want him too also, but he's only got two of those words down - tute for strawberry and parpar for butterfly. We have Hebrew and Spanish books, which we read to him. The younger the better.

Joy - posted on 06/02/2011

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Sounds great!! Aaron James loves bananas and belly buttons too. He says banana clearly and calls belly button navel because that's what I call it he says "nabel" I understand the poke in the eye b/c I get that too and "nose": and dirty hand in my "mouth" (LOL) he likes breast as well and won't stop breast feeding so he asks for his "best". since your son is speaking so well it is great that he is also learning Spanish. You have a bilingual baby that must be so !!!

Lisa - posted on 06/02/2011

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Interesting to hear the various things. Sam, I have no idea what "normal" is, especially since I only have one child, and he's still very young. My son didn't walk until he was 13.5 have months old. He did seem early with the words. When I was pregnant, I wore this thing twice a day on my belly called Baby Plus, which made sounds of patterns. I have no idea if it really works. My husband found it online and was into the idea. I think it's supposed to help the baby with talking and math - I forget. As for sleeping through the night, I had to hire a sleep trainer at a year... my son had been sleeping well when he was younger, but as he became more aware and he had a couple of colds/ear infections, he got used to more attention, etc... anyway, the sleep training worked - I followed the Cry it Out method, which I know a lot of people don't agree with - and my husband didn't like it either, but it worked, and now I just put him down, and he still doesn't like going to sleep, but then he falls asleep and stays asleep.

Joy, I like hearing the various words - it's funny what they can say. My son also says outside, but it sounds like ouside. My son also says teeth when he sees his toothbrush. A long time ago he was also in love with belly buttons, calling it babbo, and he would put his finger in my belly button when I nursed :) Now he's fascinated with clocks. For jump, I believe he says jumpy jumpy because I think I said that :) But he also says salta, which is jump in Spanish, because my nanny speaks to him in Spanish. When he says salta it sounds like salsa though :) And he loves saying eye and practically poking you in the eye :) And he gets very excited if he sees balloons ("bloons") or bananas. The fruit vendor on my street always gives him a banana, and it makes his whole day! He goes nanna, nanna! and holds it up for everyone to see.

Joy - posted on 06/02/2011

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Aaron James has a lot of words too but I never counted so I don't know if its 100. He says good morning and he calls every one of my family members by name. He says hug, tea, juice, come here, he counts to five and ABC to G he prays and says "Gentle Jesus Amen" he says outside when he wants to g out. He says car, key, dinner, lots of "no" sleep, diaper, bathe, comb, teeth (when he wants his toothbrush), jump. He calls all children baby as well. He calls himself boy or AJ or Aaron James. He tells the cat "come out" I will start counting tomorrow and let you know, but 100 words is amazing.

Lisa - posted on 05/31/2011

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Wow! ABC up to H?! That's amazing! I also tell my son to bring me a book or push a toy car to me, and he'll do it. He made up a word, which was really funny - he said Booby Door, because he wanted me to unhook my bra to nurse :) My son also says Kirkle instead of Circle :) I could try telling him to put stuff in the trash, but I'd be afraid he'd take stuff back out of the trash. I feel like they're growing up so fast! He's running around so much lately. And when he's eating in his high chair and my husband comes in the room and my son wants to play, he goes All Done! And starts trying to push his tray away. It's so funny.

Ami - posted on 05/31/2011

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also he says ABCs up the letter H, counts to 5 and says thank you alot. before i will tell him say thank you, then he repeats, now when giving something he says thank you. also he follows minor directives like pick that up or bring me this while pointing. also he loves putting things in the trash. so I will say, Nathan go and put this in the trash, he will and usually comes back smiling and clapping for himself. he seems to understand alot and he is only 16 months. counting the words is an excellent idea and i have to definitely give it a shot.

Ami - posted on 05/31/2011

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mine has many words as well. its very interesting what he says and sometimes i'm dumbfounded. the other day he told me "stop it mommy" and told his uncle "put me down"

Janet - posted on 05/31/2011

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Wow...My son is also 16 months and only says 5 words. He signs, also, which I think is delaying his actual spoken words. I know that he has a good vocabulary because if I ask for something, he will get it, he just won't say it~ So kudos to you and your son!

Lisa - posted on 05/31/2011

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My son was born January 22, 2010. Some of his words are in Spanish since my nanny is from Colombia. There are some words that he says and then I don't hear them for a long time, but my dr says that normal. But I definitely saw that he knew what the word was at the time. Lately, he likes when I sing The Sun will come out tomorrow - from Annie, and he'll say Sun, and I'll show him the picture of a sun, and and also in the sky, and now he knows sun and the word sky actually. Early on, Ball and Car he knew right away and still says those a lot because he likes those a lot. He's a good mimic - lately he says Thank You because when he gives me something, I say Thank you, so now he'll give me something and say Thank You, but he doesn't understand what that's about obviously. My son's name is Jacob, and when he looks in the mirror, he says Jakey :) Also, I live on the 16th floor, so when we go in an elevator, he always says 16, which sounds like sistee. Some things he generalizes. Lately he calls a lot of round fruits Apple. And he used to call all letters B, and lately he calls all numbers Five. And in a book, it showed a photo of a girl and boy, and he said Girl and Jakey. And when he sees other children, of any age, he says Baby.

Adria - posted on 05/31/2011

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Your son is 16 months old and he SAYS 100 words?? That's crazy good! My son knows many words and phrases, but doesn't say nearly that many. It sounds like your son is gifted. THat's an insane #. Is he really only 16 months old?

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