11 month old not talking?

Kelly - posted on 01/05/2010 ( 27 moms have responded )

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My son will be 11 months old next week and isn't talking much at all. There was a short period a few weeks ago he said "mum" but I haven't heard that in a couple weeks. He does say "baba" I'm not sure if its to anything specific or just baby babble. Should I be concerned?

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Ashley - posted on 01/06/2010

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I wouldn't worry. My son is 11 months and doesn't say a word. Just babbles. He's my 3rd, and the other two only said one or two words, so I don't think it's a big deal.

Dawn - posted on 01/06/2010

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If he is using a variety of sounds and tones and is stringing some vowels with a consonant sound you shouldn't be worried...babbling, not clear words, are more typical right now. Does he respond to you talking or reading; does he seem interested in pictures and objects when you point or show him? These are more important developments that any actual words he may say......he may just be a quiet little man!!!

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Paula - posted on 11/05/2012

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It's normal. My 11 month old son says mama, dada, wow, and calls his sister Anana(Arianna). He tries to say dog and vaguely says bye. He makes a lot sounds, but that's about it. I talk to him alot tgough. Every child is diffeeent. My daughter didn't speak until after she was 1

Erica - posted on 01/12/2010

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i have twin boys and Jacob is constantly yelling "mommy!". Elijah wont say mommy at all, but he will say kitty cat. it could be that he is saying words, just not how you are used to hearing them.. aka.. you might just not understand.

Sarah - posted on 01/11/2010

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I wouldn't worry about it yet. Aidens on the binge of "dadadadada" but when he gets hurt or daddy says no...then its maaaaa! Haha =)

Brianne - posted on 01/11/2010

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Is he your only child? If so take him to where there are alot of children. My daughter has been talking since 4 months and I think it is because all of my friends have children older than her. When she's around them she does alot more. Babies are very smart. I was worried about my daughter there for a min because she didnt start standing till late. But when I found a friend who had a baby about 3 months older than Peyton, I has them play together and to watch her learn/copy is just amazing. Hope the advice helps =)

Jeni - posted on 01/10/2010

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Coming from a speech therapist (& mommy of a 10 month old) - most children have at least 1-2 words by 12 months. If he's not talking by 15 months, then would be the time to have a chat with your dr. Babbling for now is good =)

Ashley - posted on 01/10/2010

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I wouldn' t worry to much yet. every baby develops at their own pace. My daughter said a couple things by 8 months and then did nothing but blow raspberries for an entire month! I think once they learn a new sound they just want to perfect it.

Bethany - posted on 01/10/2010

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Charlotte has another sound this week. She points at EVERYTHING and says "Dat, dat" and I say what it is, then a minute later she'll do it again, over and over for the same thing. It's excellent, I can see her little brain storing it everytime. When a plane flies over she points outside and says Dat Dat and I say Aeroplane, Aeroplane and she grins from ear to ear.

Just make sure you're saying the correct word with correct pronunciation, and she can see your mouth, so they'll learn correctly. The little sponges!

Angie - posted on 01/09/2010

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my daughter is not quite 11 months and all she says all day is dadadada...but she babbles other sounds and claps for herself lol...so i don't think you should worry.

Elizabeth - posted on 01/09/2010

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what a relief to read all these posts. My son is the same way all he says is dadadadadadada all day long. He did say mama baba lalala and nanana for about two weeks when he was 10 months. And then he stopped. So I'm glad to know that my son is normal.

Danielle - posted on 01/08/2010

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I wouldn't be worried, boys tend to take longer to talk anyway. My daughter, 10.5 months, says "mum" "dada" and now after visiting the inlaws who have a cat named Bob, she looks at our cat, named Riley, and says with all her muster "Bub!" so cute! But she only says mum when she really wants something from me, so really when she's mad or worried. funny!

Eliza - posted on 01/08/2010

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My 11 month old is only saying dada and nana, which I was worried about it untill I read all the replies!

Melissa - posted on 01/08/2010

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My son will be 11 months in 2 weeks as well.. And he also only says dad da da, and mum mum, he waves bye bye when we say it, so I know he understand, but other then babbling he don't say much either.. So i wouldn't worry...

Cara - posted on 01/07/2010

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My son will be 11 months old in a few weeks and he isn't talking...just the babbling.

Valerie - posted on 01/07/2010

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Nothing to worry about. Girls usually say their first word between 9-12 months but boys are notorious for entering the verbal game much later. There really is no need to worry until 15-18 months at which point if he still hasn't said one word he should be taken to his physician to be evaluated. But, it sounds like he has said a couple of words. Even babble shows a healthy verbal start. If he was silent and not even babbling or trying to make noise you may have good reason to be concerned.

Rany-Lee - posted on 01/07/2010

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My daughter is turning 11 months in less then a week she doesn't really say a lot outside of mama and dada and a few other random words. Other then trying out her voice by trying to do things she doesnt really talk much. Kids don't really have a lot of words to go on in their head so I've found the best thing to do is just talk to her and let her imitate the noises and sounds. Good

Kristy - posted on 01/07/2010

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I say "don't be concerned". Our 11 month old is saying a few words now, but he is the youngest of 5 kids and all the others are 6yrs plus and love to teach him. Our other son, who is now 6, didn't say much of anything beyond babbles until he was 3yrs old. I am serious, I was concerned with him, but I noticed the more kids we had (the first four are very close in age) the more the other ones did for and talked for the littler ones. Our other son is just fine, doing great in school, caught up well! So, for 11 months old, she will probably be just fine and I wouldn't worry. Is she your first child? The first one, we tend to want to teach everything to them and hit every milestone right when the books say they should, every baby and child is different and learn on their own time. Some learn other things first and become very resourceful without talking and others talk, talk, talk and are not real resourceful. Anyway, hope this makes you feel better! Our baby says, "mom" and "dad" and "bye, bye" and does mimic sounds a lot, and he is actually ahead of some of our other children at this age, but he doesn't have a huge vocabulary yet by any means. Take care!

Felicity - posted on 01/07/2010

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My 11 month old son happily chats away "dad dad dad dadada daaad" all day (it's the only word he's said), and will only say "mum" sometimes when he is upset. So unfair!!! Other than that, he's pretty quiet so I think it's normal

Amber - posted on 01/07/2010

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Nope! My brother in law didnt start talking until he was like 2-3 years of age and he is SUPER smart now! He even worked for Nasa for a little while....My one friends baby didnt start saying dada until she was about a year old... So dont worry! My daughter has been talking since she was a tiny baby, but thats just because Her Dad and I are both talkers :)

Bethany - posted on 01/07/2010

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Charlotte is 11 mths. She is saying all day "dada dada dada" and a heap of other random sounds. Nothing in context yet. Certainly nothing to be concerned about. Just make sure you are speaking to him all the time, especially when he can see your mouth. Name anything and everything, say what he is doing, what you are doing, what he is seeing, what you are seeing. It all goes in to their little brains. Then one day, out it will come, some word that vaguely makes sense to you.
I don't ever get Mumma, but then, I'm always near, so she doesn't have to call for me much. But when Daddy comes home, it's Dadda Dadda Dadda!

Kathryn - posted on 01/07/2010

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My son is 10 months old too and can only say Dadda and Nanna and just babbles the rest of the time. I think Dawn is right as long as he seems interested in objects and stories ect i dont think you have any think to worry about!

Caterina - posted on 01/06/2010

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I dont think so, my daughter is 11 months too and she says the same thing. I think its pretty cute.

Kim - posted on 01/06/2010

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I think that's pretty normal. My daughter just turned 10 months and she "talks"all the time but only says mama dada and ball but she doesn't say them all the time just occasionally.

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My son is 10 months old and hardly can tell if he says anything it all just oooz and aaaaaz dont worry

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