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Robyn - posted on 02/09/2009 ( 24 moms have responded )

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Well my little boy was born on the 15th...he was a preemie...so just wondering if others out there are still babbling or are actually TALKING!!! LET ME KNOW`~~~~

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Stephanie - posted on 02/17/2009

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My son was also born on the 15th! Yes, he's still babbling. He is definately trying to talk. It seems he is making new sounds every day. I try to label things with him as much as i can, like "ball" and "dog". I can tell he's close to forming words. I often think I understand what he's trying to say. So you are not alone. Just be patient. I;m trying to be. If you're like me, you're ready to hear words instead of "ma,ma" and "uh, uh,uh".  Remember, boys tend to talk later than girls.

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Kristin - posted on 03/12/2009

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OK, I THINK I'm feeling a little bit better about my little girl. Similar situation - born on the 20th, but was 6 weeks premature, although pediatrician repeatedly assures me that that isn't a factor anymore. Anyway, she's still mostly babbling - alot- but over the last week I've seen an increased interest in repeating/using words - basically ba (ball), kikky (kitty), ju (juice), and a few others. That could be because I've been making more of an effort to listen - HARD - to see if the babbling I hear are her attempts to actully use words. But also working with books to see if she can point out or name items on the page - and I've seen marked improvement in her ability to do both. I'm not toooo worried because I've talked to a lot of other moms who tell me about some children who don't talk until they're two - and they're PERFECTLY FINE. Also, my little girl was an early walker (week after 1st birthday) so if there's anything to what they say about kids picking one task to focus on, well, I guess that was what she chose to focus on. So basically, I'm watching closely, but not necessarily worrying - YET.

Kimberly - posted on 03/12/2009

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My son, born on the 7th, is right on the cusp of starting to talk. He says things like Mom (usually when he is mad at me) and Oscar (our dog_) He always asks "What's this/that" Sometimes he will look at a picture of a dog and woof woof. Thank goodness he doesn't know "No" or "Mine" yet. I can definitely wait for that. He has said a couple of 3 word sentences like "Lets see it" and "Oscar is outside" So he knows Outside too. He yells a lot. To get our attention rather than saying mom or dad. He just yells. He can do pat-a-cake all by himself and she says roll it and pat. He also says Yeah when we ask if he wants something.

Katie - posted on 03/06/2009

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hello! my daughter was born on the 23rd... she still babbles alot.. she has the ability to talk, she just chooses to not use her words which is another obstacle on its own :) but she does have about 20 words in her vocabulary that are not all understood by other people. Children have their own speed on how they want to do things.. we went in for her 18 month check up and they said that if she was not speaking 20 words by age two that they wanted us to take her to a speech therapist.. which i think is totally over reacting.. she crawled later, she walked later and now she is just going to talk later. and I am okay with that, she is just moving at her own pace.



I do not think that you have anything to worry about. The one thing that us mothers do is compare our children and worry that they are not doing the things other children are doing. But in reality, all children are different and will conquer their milestones when they feel comfortable :) we stress ourselves out way too much!



good luck and you will be fine!



katie

Katie - posted on 03/06/2009

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hello! my daughter was born on the 23rd... she still babbles alot.. she has the ability to talk, she just chooses to not use her words which is another obstacle on its own :) but she does have about 20 words in her vocabulary that are not all understood by other people. Children have their own speed on how they want to do things.. we went in for her 18 month check up and they said that if she was not speaking 20 words by age two that they wanted us to take her to a speech therapist.. which i think is totally over reacting.. she crawled later, she walked later and now she is just going to talk later. and I am okay with that, she is just moving at her own pace.



I do not think that you have anything to worry about. The one thing that us mothers do is compare our children and worry that they are not doing the things other children are doing. But in reality, all children are different and will conquer their milestones when they feel comfortable :) we stress ourselves out way too much!



good luck and you will be fine!



katie

Katie - posted on 03/04/2009

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mine was the 1st an he is a chatter box some words are clearer then others and enjoy the peace while you've got it lol

Cara - posted on 03/03/2009

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My son is born on the 12th .. and all he can say is "wow"  and "think think think" (from tigger and pooh.  he used to say "daddy" but somehow forgot how to say it hahaha. he never said mommy yet. ever. he does "mwah" when told to be kissed. but other than that no more. he points and tugs us a lot. like when he eants to watch tv he'll take our hand and drag us to the tv. same when he wants to open door, etc. He's babbling a lot though, has been for quite some time. people kept saying he'll talk soon enough...but until now, he isnt

Meghan - posted on 03/03/2009

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This makes me feel better.  My son (youngest of 3) can say words but does not talk.  If I ask him to repeat something he said he just says "utuh" and smiles.  He understands everything but just refuses to talk.  Everyone tells me it is because he is the tird and a boy and everyone else talks for him.  I am glad to see he's not the only one (:

Dena - posted on 03/03/2009

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My daughter was born on the 24th . She was 6 weeks early. she talks all the time. i can prob understand 40% of what she is saying. Other people can only understand like 10%. From what i have learned from all my 9 neices and nephews is that girls talk and talk and talk. haha

Dena - posted on 03/03/2009

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My daughter was born on the 24th . She was 6 weeks early. she talks all the time. i can prob understand 40% of what she is saying. Other people can only understand like 10%. From what i have learned from all my 9 neices and nephews is that girls talk and talk and talk. haha

Deena - posted on 03/02/2009

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My son Avery was born on June 27th. He talks ALL the time. He has some little sentences, like "Mac and cheese! Thank you, Mommy!" Of course, he also has his own little words for things, like yogurt is "bakoon." Like the other poster, though, Avery did not walk until he was 14 months old. He started talking at about 8 months. I think they are all just different. If your little guy understands what you are saying and has at least one or two words in his own language, I'd say he's probably right on track. My husband is deaf, so Avery has been signing along with his speech from the beginning as well. I think the signing helps a lot, as it seems to be a little bit easier for them. Perhaps you'd benefit from trying that.
Good luck, and don't worry too much. Your baby boy will turn out just fine. :)

Hannah - posted on 03/01/2009

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hi my daughter katie was born 21 and she only says *mine* lol or points no babbling either but im not worried she will talk wen she is ready and i have 3 other children so i did expect her to speak alot more than she does .

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My daughter was born on the 4th she is a little talker. She is putting words together. A lot of the words are clear to people then others are only clear to those that know her and are used to hearing those words. We read to her a lot. I think that helps. But all kid develop at different times.

Annabel - posted on 02/28/2009

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My daughter was born on the 18th and has always been quiet quick at everything. She can not talk in small sentence and can say some long words like "sticker, pineapple and shoulder" clearly. Even though im not a big talker myself, me and my partner talk to her all the time and have never used baby talk with her. I also sound out word that she takes a liking to. It just takes a moment to stop a explain a word. Allow I know boys are slower at talking and at this age its not to important just aslong as they can communicate is some way. And I know 4yr who cant even talk!!



I think reading books really helps too, try reading more and get him intreasted in new words like rabbit and do actions with the word like rabbit ears with your hands on his head :)



 

Deborah - posted on 02/18/2009

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my daughter was earlt just like urs robyn she was 6 weeks early at the moment she half half some of the words u can understand she can say no, yes, daisy, bus and elmo plus a couple of other words but the rest to me and others is complete nonsense

Suzi - posted on 02/18/2009

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My little one was born on the 22nd. Mine still babbles, he can get a few words out, but mostly just pointing at something. Like for cookie, he will say ca ca. So syllable is all usually, mommy, daddy, and hot are the only other words he can say.

Barbara - posted on 02/18/2009

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My daughter was born on the 29th. She Babble a WHOLE lot. Her words are "Elmo", "No!", "Stop!", "Ommy" (i meant to spell it that way, that's how she says it) , "ayee" (that's daddy), "Wait". I think they learn to say the words they hear us tell them the most first. With her pointing and facial expressions I'm ab;e to understand her most of the time. She mixes her few real words with her babbling. But I'm sure your son is right on track.

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Mine was born 18th, but only words like dudu fot sleep or drink of food are said nothing else jet

Evra - posted on 02/17/2009

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My daughter was born on the 16th, 3 weeks early but not a preemie.  She talks a lot, no complete sentences yet, but she's putting 2 and 3 words together.  But I think she's on the early side of normal for this particular developmental stage and there's quite a range in which worrying is unnecessary.  Is your son responsive and understanding directions and such?

Shanna - posted on 02/17/2009

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My son was born on the 8th, and was 3 weeks early ( not a premie). He says about 75 words,,, but rarely puts words together. He's done a few 2 and 3 word combos ( "reaaaadddd daaaa booookkk" at 3 am is one that sticks in my mind). Landon seems to be more of a repeater- we know what he wants because he'll either say "No!" or repeat the last word  we say.  The whole talking thing is very flexible- as long as your little guy is on track with other milestones (for a premie) then have no worries. Some kids focus on talking and others focus on physical achievments. My son was talking at 9.5 months (mamma, dadda, doggy, mimi) but didn't walk until he was almost 14 months. Give him some time, he might surprise you and just start talking one day!

Tracy - posted on 02/10/2009

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My little girl was born on the 6th, she is also an ex-preemie (34 weeks).  She is still babbling, with the occasional mom, dad, up, no.  She was several other words in which she said for 1 day and has not repeated.  It worries me slightly, but she understands everything we say.  Another thing is, we taught she to sign.  That is how is communicates mostly and I know that will delay spoken language too.  I have considered getting her evaluated by the birth to 3 program, but I'm going to wait until her 2nd birthday (due to her prematurity.)  Our pediatrician isn't concerned at this point and is very supportive about us waiting to see how she does at 2.  Good luck!!

Kimberly - posted on 02/09/2009

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OY! My little girl was born on the 11th... She is a Jabber-BOX! Tonight we opened the freezer and she said "Is it Ice-cream time?" BUT, I have to tell you #1: rumor has it girls speak before boys, #2: I have NO idea how preemie's develop and #3... I think my little girl is a bit ahead of the game in this area... enjoy the babbles before they start yelling NO! :) I am POSITIVE he is right on track mama!

Bethany - posted on 02/09/2009

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My son was born on the 25th and his talking is pretty limited. He says dada, car, and coo coo. However he understands what we are saying to him. It really makes me nervous too that he isn't talking more. I really want him to say mama!!

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25th for my daughter. She talks, but it isn't clear. I understand most of what she says, but most anyone else wouldn't. There are certain words that are much clearer than others but that has a lot to do with certain letters being easier for them. She still does PLENTY of babbling. They are all different, and having a preemie(&depending on HOW early!) you have to expect a little bit of delay, but he will catch up! They do everything when they are ready and if you are really concerned about it, talk to your childs doctor. I think you have nothing to worry about! Take care!

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