How much are your babies saying?

Nichole - posted on 07/03/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My son is 10 months and he don't say a thing. He used to babble and call his daddy "dd" when he was 6 months, but by 7 months he stopped. He doesn't babble anymore, he squeals, growls, and grunts. Is that normal? kids I babysat for were all saying a few words by now. Should I be worried?

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Teresa - posted on 07/06/2010

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My son is actually ahead in his verbal development according to his doctor. He babbles a lot, dada, mama, nana baba but does actually say real words in a context that they make sense. We were talking to the doctor at his nine month check up and the doctor came over to examine him and he looks the doctor in the eye and says "hey" lol...I thought the doctor was going to pass out!!! He says and waves bye bye when he leaves a room as well.

Myra - posted on 07/06/2010

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Nichole, this was my same concern.. My son only says Mama when he is really upset and also says baba and dada on occasion.. Reading all of the replies assures me that all babies develop at their own pace..Does anyone have any games to encourage their baby to speak more??

Andrea - posted on 07/06/2010

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My daughter can say ba to her bottle or any food i thought she just said itfor a bottle for the longest time till on day she called her cookie a ba and now every time she see's food she reaches for it and say ba, she can say mama if she want something or is crying or reaching or me, she can bye if you wave to her and say, her said and i think she told be to stop one day. All are baby's will be talking our ears of before we know it, they grow so fast.

Natasha - posted on 07/05/2010

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OH, the squealing.....a little too often for my liking haha, but they of course think this is the most AMAZING sound they can make!!!
Or blowing raspberries...in your face...lol My son will mimic Da Da, say Ba Ba on his own all the time, but funny when I look at him and say Ma Ma, he will mouth it, but nothing comes out haha...Every baby is different (mine was walking on furniture before sitting haha silly guy) All you can really do, is just try and talk with them each day, they are taking it in, even if they are not showing it all the time :)

Alicia - posted on 07/05/2010

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Connor says mama and baba other than that he babbles a little to himself when he's playing with his toys :)

Jamie - posted on 07/05/2010

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My son started recently saying "ba" when he sees a bird, or a ball.. He says car when he sees a car. He also says dog when he plays with our dogs. He says bye and hi on occasion.. He is a talker for sure.. How ever he has been ahead in many milestones sofar.. I joke and say that the doctors got his gestational age wrong and i carried him a month too long.. I am not sure why he is ahead of the game but i am going with it for now... maybe he will be a little genious become the next president and take care of me and his daddy for the rest of our lives.. lol

Catherine - posted on 07/05/2010

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i wouldnt worry my 9mth old has been quite quick and is saying quite a few words....my son on the otherhand was about 18mnths before he really started saying words

Magda - posted on 07/04/2010

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My little one just babbles. He did say dada and mama, but I'm sure it was meaningless at the time. Now it comes up rarely. I think he is making up words/sounds for certain things. I'm rather eager to hear him say "mama".... as in acknowledging ME. Soon I guess.

Kirsty - posted on 07/04/2010

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Maysens favourite word is Dada, he says it constantly. He can say mum, but he chooses to use it on the rare occasion he is upset or not well. He babbles a lot, saying thing likes yaya and baba. He can also say "ada" whenevr my brother is around, his name is Adam. He also squeals and makes lots of different sounds also, much more recently.

Michelle - posted on 07/04/2010

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I don't think you should be worried at all, everything will come together in his own time. My daughter was saying mum and hello and hi and now rarely says it. All those squeals, growls and grunts are your son trying out new sounds. My bub says um for up, and bab for dad, other than that, she cries out mum when in her cot and wants me, and there is nothing else.

Laura - posted on 07/03/2010

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I'm not sure how much Abigail connects her words to anything, but she says "dada" when my husband is around (especially when she hasn't seen him for a few hours). She also says "mom" when she is upset and wants me. I am convinced that she has also said "hi dad" and "hey" when we say it to her, but like I said, I don't know how much is mimicking and how much she really understands. She practices other consonants, like "yaya" and "baba" as well.

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