What does your baby talk now?

Anupama - posted on 03/05/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Hi! My baby was born on 27th Jan 2009. She is 13 months now and speaks "mama" and "baba" only sometimes. She normally responds to anyone by just doing "aah" if she wants to say "yes" and by shaking her head if it's a "no". She keeps babbling something otherwise. She can communicate a lot by gestures. But, people around me say that she should be speaking much more by now. We try to talk to her a lot. But, I don't read books to her. What's the status on your side?

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Becky - posted on 03/05/2010

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Your daughter sounds like she's doing just fine. She is saying the words that babies commonly start with as they are easy sounds and is babbling in her own language to fill in the rest of the conversation :0) She sounds perfect to me. Don't let others worry you, it is far too early to tell if she wiill or won't say more but everything indicates she'll be fine. My son can say 'Mum, Dad, Nan, Ta (for Thank-You), got, what's that?, cat and dog' but he doesn't always say them clearly and people always say it is alot for his age. He is my 3rd child and all of them have spoken early (they must love talking like their mother). The thing is they all develop at different rates, when they're ready and if they are slightly behind in one area it's often because they're ahead in others.Try to just enjoy your daughter, the time passes so quickly and I'm afraid each worry is just replaced by a new one ;0). I hope this has helped and best wishes.

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Kayleigh - posted on 03/09/2010

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Sasha talks a little bit like yours. She says mama, dada, yes yes yes,"dis" meaning this, mine, "uh oh" like as in oops i dropped something, she also makes kissie noises and mimics animal some sounds. She does some sign language like for book, ball, bath, cookie, eat, drink, and phone. She understands a lot of what is said to her and will answer questions (either says yes or shakes her head no) she also follow simple instructions. My husband speaks to her in Russian and she understands some words. She hasn't said anything in Russian yet I am not sure if this is because it is still to soon or maybe its just because she predominantly hears and is spoken to in English. People have told me she should be speaking more also but non of them where mothers ! If you look at other babies yours seems very normal.

Anupama - posted on 03/07/2010

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Hi All! Thanks a lot for posting your replies. It was really helpful to understand that every baby is at a different stage of verbal communication and will evenutally become great talkers one day. Thanks for your encouragement! Best wishes to your li'l ones!

Janine - posted on 03/07/2010

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Danica was born January 3rd, 2009. She has quite a vocabulary for a little one: Momma, daddy, papa, puppy, Buddy (our dog), hi, hi there, hello, bye, ni-nite, baba, boot, book, birdie, cookie, upsy daisy & makka pakka (In The Night Garden characters), Dora, Auntie, bath, what's that, lookit, yes and no.... She understands questions and answers with yes or no. I have been told, though, that this is very advance for a child her age. I try reading to her, but she would rather eat the books than look at them, so unfortunately it doesn't happen too often. I just talk to her a lot and repeat a lot to her until she catches on. I wouldn't worry at all. Each child develops at different rates, and each child learns in different ways, so ANYTHING is normal. Just have fun with working on new words daily. Enjoy them while they're little, and don't worry about a thing! I'm sure she'll be talking your ear off in no time at all! ;-)

Jennifer - posted on 03/07/2010

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Mine is the same. Lots of babbling, ooh, oh, aahs, and everything he picks up is "this." He says dada, dog and no. But, he does use baby signs a lot too. More, all done, ball, bird, and book. I wouldn't worry about it at this point. Just talk to her a lot without using baby talk. She'll start talking when she's ready.

Sarah-Jane - posted on 03/07/2010

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hi we have 'car' and 'gogogooo' and 'gone'...lovely, but no heart-melting moment of mama or dada yet! Lots of babbling and he does make himself understood in other ways (pointing, gesturing, just generally shouting!!) much more than his older brother did at this stage. Sounds like your little one is doing great!

Sarah - posted on 03/07/2010

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Lyric was born on 2nd January and she's about the same. She has said mama and dada, but i don't think she realises what they mean or anything, she just copies. Mainly she just goes ba ba ba ba or ga ga ga ga. She can shake her head for no and claps her hands when she means yes, but that's about it. Oh and she knows the sign for milk after my half asses attempt to do baby sign resulted in me quittaing and mainly only signing milk ever. LOL!

Elisia - posted on 03/06/2010

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Mine is EXACTLY the same. He's 14 months old and really only says "mama" and "dada". The rest is just pointing and saying "aah" and babbling. He understands A LOT but just can't verbalize it yet. It's hard not to compare yours to others but try not to. They really do mature at their own pace. They are all so individual and it has nothing to do with their IQ later. My nephew was a late walker and talker (I think it's in the genes) and now he's in the first grade doing long division and beating everyone and anyone at chess!! :-)

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yeah, mine doesnt say much iether. she was born on the 30th of january 2009. just a lot of talking in her own language i dont understand yet)))) but i do read her books or just show her picture books, making a story along. im not really worried she doesnt speak yet, and you shouldn't iether, i think. it will come!

Cheryl - posted on 03/05/2010

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My baby boy babbles a lot too. He can say some words like "kitty", "mum", "'ad" (for dad), "gampa", "whadat" (for what's that), and my favorite "I wuv ooo". He really isn't "talking" though yet. Several of my friends have children the same age that say clearer words right now. It sounds like our children are about the same in this area. I do read a lot to Alec, but we do that for our own enjoyment. He loves to pick out a book (or several!) for me to read. I wouldn't worry too much about your daughter not talking. She seems to be communicating in her own way :) As long as she's intereacting with you and those around her, she should be fine. She may just start spouting out full sentences when she does decide to talk more. Good luck and best wishes!

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