How many june 2008 babies are talking?

Mirella - posted on 11/08/2009 ( 642 moms have responded )

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My son doesn't really say any words but bye bye. My doctor told me he should be saying around 50 words by 18 months and he is 16 months now and only uses 1 !!! he is a bright kid but it seems to me he is just lazy.It worries me a bit. he used to say momma and poppa and he just stopped. are your babies talking much ?



*****Update 01/03/2011*****

thank you all for your continued response to my post. My son has begun to speak but he was diagnosed with autism in June 2010 and that is the cause of his speech delay. God bless all your kiddos.

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Vanessa - posted on 02/23/2010

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My son is almost 20 months and he says quite a few words, although there are still alot that I don't recognize. He does have a huge signing vocabulary. We started signing with him at 6 months and he knows 50+ signs. He also knows alot of his colors, animals, toys, etc. He tries to mimic us alot so we talk to him all the time and he's learning something new everyday. I wouldn't be too concerned about how many words your child speaks at this age, they all progress at such different rates.

Amy - posted on 02/23/2010

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Michael is talking in sentences and repeats all that i say. Usually just two or three word sentences like, "mama down" went he wants to get out of the crib, "big truck" when we are driving and " I watch Shrek mama" his favorite movie. But he is probaly further behind others when it comes to eating with utensils. we all feel like there is something he or she isnt doing that others are. It al works out in the end.

Nicole - posted on 02/23/2010

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My younest son is 20 mo. and until a few weeks ago didn't even say ma ma. His doctor suggested we start speach therapy 3 months ago. He now says a handfull of "real" words. His therapist comes to our house twice a week fr an hour. Most agencys are covered by health insurance or are free.

Sunshine - posted on 02/23/2010

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My son born June 12, 2008 is talking like crazy. He says LOTS of words and 4-5 word sentences. He is doing better than my older son did and almost as well as my 2 girls. He asks for whatever he wants and even calls toys by name, including Batman. He has 3 older siblings and I do not baby talk to my kids but I don't know if that has anything to do with it. I have always talked to them...even newborn, I talk like crazy to them. Just keep talking and repeating everything to him.

Keri - posted on 02/23/2010

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my son liam was lazy at walking but started talking a lot sooner than my older 2 liam says alsorts now and ever trys spanish when he whatches dora the explorer he loves talking and reading with me

Cherise - posted on 02/23/2010

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I have a 3 year old that doesn't talk yet! (he is in speech therapy at preschool) so my pediatrictian said he is not helping my 20 month old with his speech. So my 20 month old only says mom and up probably because he hears my 3 year old making only sounds.

Dawn - posted on 02/23/2010

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I read that by 18 months could should be able to say something like 15-50 words. My son has little jibberish conversion where he even laughs at himself, but is only saying something like 20 words at 20 months. I expect one day it will just come together for him.

An - posted on 02/23/2010

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My daughter has a pretty large vocabulary. We're speaking 3 languages to her, primarily Norwegian, and English and some Russian. She is speaking mostly Norwegian but switches to English around people more and more. Her dad (the Russian) says she understands and says a few Russian words. I don't know if it's because she is learning 3 languages at once that she has jumped so fast in her vocabulary or what, would love to hear from other mom's who are also doing several languages...

Renea - posted on 02/22/2010

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I am not sure if i have replyed to this yet or not, but my baby can say" mamma, papa, nana, baba, op(stop), eat, dora, boots, hoho (from Ni-how Kia Lan), uh-oh, purple, shhh, eyes, yes, please, no, butt, hi, bye, sponge bob, hot, snack, ball, baby, yea-yea, dog, varoom (car noise), ouch and there are more. My 4 year old is teaching her how to say words. she taught her how to say uh-oh.

Amanda - posted on 02/22/2010

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my son is 19mths and he only says about a dozen words, only when he wants too. when my daughter was 15mths she wouldnt stop talking. every baby is different, it just depends on the child.

Qinugan - posted on 02/22/2010

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My son, is just starting to talk more. He'll talk more when it's just him and I, but when other people are around he'll just babble. I don't think he's comfortable talking in front of people just yet. We have been encouraging him to use his words when he wants something, which has been helping. I'm not worried... he'll start talking when he's ready, I'm sure he's soaking it all in.

Natasha - posted on 02/22/2010

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My baby is 19 months. She says so many words. She`ll pick up a phone, and pretend talking to my brother. She would say, :Hello Fritzie, gaanit?" She is trying to say sentences as well. Like catch the ball. What is that? She says hallo , bye, love you, voertsek, names, like Tanya, Koos , Courtney, Alex. She says so many words. She is really clever little girl. She just does not want to pottie.

Lisa - posted on 02/22/2010

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My first daughter didnt really talk much untill she was about 2, she said a few words but not many, she seemed to skip the little words and went streight to phrases and sentances, now she dont stop at 3, my second daughter who is 18 months now is saying more words nowhere near 50 ( i think thats a bit too many for this age) if you say a word to her she will repeat it if she feels like it.her favorite word at the moment is, there ya go. All babies are differant, they will talk in theyre own time.

Amy - posted on 02/21/2010

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My son will be 2 in june and until recently in the past 2 weeks he didnt say a word. However, he has an older brother that is 31/2 so he pretty much gets his point across without having to crack his lips. but the last 2wks his vocabulary has grown to probably 20 words and its growing everyday. me and my 3yrold just went on a trip together and my soon to be 2yr didnt go so im thinking that maybe he just needed some time alone away from big brother to stretch his legs and be forced to talk for himself. so dont fret, i get told everyday almost that "kids develop at their own rate dont push them" but i mean really we are going to be worried regardless so just work with him and it will come. repetition really helps.

Amber - posted on 02/21/2010

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My son is 20 months old and he just started to try to talk. He says momma, dadda, all gone, and thank you, a lot of the time delayed speech is due to the fact that people talk for the child, I am doing my best to let him explain what he wants, rather than just giving him something because he points to it.

Michelle - posted on 02/21/2010

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My son is a chatter box! He is 20 months old now, and he uses single words regularly. Some of them are:

Movie
Cracker
Juice
Milk
Mama
Dada
Baba
Papa
Grandma
Book
Cat, Dog, Fish, Sheep, Cow, Monkey, zebra, lion etc with all the sounds that each one makes too!
Yes
No
Shhh
Dance
Cookie
And sooo many more. I think each day he learns a new word! haha

Claire - posted on 02/21/2010

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at 18 months my doctor expect 10 words and at the 2 yo check up the check list says 20 words. 50 is too many. I also believe there is a difference in verbal abilitites between boys and girls. Boys often take longer to speak. Just a pattern I've noticed talking with my doctor and friends. He will catch up!

Monica - posted on 02/21/2010

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My daughter is 20 months. Our pediatrician said that they should only have about 6-8 words at 18 months and 50 at their 2 year check-up...

LYNN - posted on 02/21/2010

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I have two boys my oldest J is gonna be four next month and my youngest chris was born in june of 2008 so he will be two in june he says alot and so did his brother but that is only because they have alot of older kids around them between my nephews and neices and cousins and friends and all the other people that I had aquainted with who were all speaking while they were starting to crawl I was a teenage mom and I was in such a hurry to get them to crawl and walk and talk and you know all of it but alot of kids are different all of the older kids in my family were late at talking and walking crawled quickly except for my neice but she was very very ahead of her age group My baby just started to say batman due to his older brother its so cute and he used to say mama and dada but in december he said mommy and daddy for the first time he says bubba and bubby, doggy and boy girl, funny, baby, dj, jj, tj which are the easy ones he said first and then he also says nana, for bananas or his gma, he says mawmaw for gma, he says dawn and tony and chris and shoes he knows where his nose and eyes and ears and hair and mouth and teeth are and what the words are he is very very smart.. I am so so proud but you know what mother isnt I am sorry I know it might sound like I am bragging but I read on the page how at 18 months babys should know 50 words and I was counting as I was typing lol

Amanda - posted on 02/20/2010

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What is meant by a child should be "using 50 words by 18 mons" is that your child is consistently using the same "word" for its intended purpose. It doesnt have to be pronounced clearly. Alot of people mistake that. My daughter calls a banana a "nana" and please sounds more like "deeeeze" but everytime she uses these "words" it always appropriate. If you look at it this way I bet your childs vocabulary seems suddenly bigger ;-)

CORINA - posted on 02/20/2010

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My 20 months just says bye and hi...sometimes papa, babe...but I think she is listenning 2 languages. I speak to her in spanish and her dad in english...but she does lots of things very good, sometimes without teaching her..just by her observation...

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My son is 20 months old and still doesn't say many more words than mama and dada and his brother's name, bye-bye and a couple other basic words. I think 50 words by 18 months is ridiculous. My 3-year-old, who was advanced at speaking, wasn't saying 50 whole words by 18 months. Speech therapists I have talked to suggest that between 1 and 2, your child should develop 10 to 20 words, but UNDERSTAND far more. Receptive language is far more developed than speech. I'd question your doctor again.

Michelle - posted on 02/20/2010

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I wouldn't worry about it too much..he's still pretty young. My son was born in June and he's just now really starting to talk. Kids develop at different rates..but if you're really concerned I would get him checked out.

*****(LILY)**** - posted on 02/20/2010

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MY PRINCESSS TALK ALOT ... AND SHE KNOW LOTS TOOO...COLORS,NUMBERS.. EXT..

*****(LILY)**** - posted on 02/20/2010

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MY PRINCESSS TALK ALOT ... AND SHE KNOW LOTS TOOO...COLORS,NUMBERS.. EXT..

*****(LILY)**** - posted on 02/20/2010

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MY PRINCESSS TALK ALOT ... AND SHE KNOW LOTS TOOO...COLORS,NUMBERS.. EXT..

Rebecca - posted on 02/20/2010

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At one stage my son could only say daddy and nanny as normal words. We took his dummy away during the day recently and he started saying door, hi and even says our cats name (tonka). Every child is different. 50 words does sound a bit extreme. Toddlers will not always do things by the suggested age. Be patient, and keep saying words to him over and over and pointing to objects while saying the word.

Kim - posted on 02/19/2010

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I wouldn't worry about it at all. The doctors tried to get me worried with my first two because they didn't really start talking until after they were two years old. I actually had my daughter tested and she was perfectly fine. She is now 4 and we can't get her to stop talking. There are studies out there now that many gifted children don't talk until later. Einstein didn't talk until he was 3, so it could be that your child is going to be gifted. Don't stress!! They will talk when they're ready! :)

Cynthia - posted on 02/19/2010

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mine says buhbye, uh-oh, hello in english and even chinese Ni Hao only cause it is really easy lol, Nana, Mama, Papa, Dada,ball, the dreaded NO(don't be in a rush for that one) and on occasion sings EE I EE I Oh but that really is about it no where near 50 I think that is too much to ask. My sons doctor only asked if he is starting to talk more and if he recognizes objects when I ask him to get them. My son is very quite I just chalk that up to being shy I am in no rush for him to talk back right now. Him saying no is all the talking back i can take. He will talk just guve him time

Mary - posted on 02/19/2010

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My daughter has had a few basic words for a wile, but in the last few days she’s all off a sudden got quiet a few new ones. Don’t worry to much about these things one day it will just click, shell speak when she’s ready.



My older son didn’t start speaking till he was about 3 ½ and my older female Dr told me he was just to busy doing in sted of saying and he’s fine now (age 6). There is a web site with advice on encouraging early talk its backed by the government. www.ican.org.uk/earlytalk It mite be worth checking out.

Elicia - posted on 02/19/2010

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Violet,19 months,is picking up at least a word a day. She's probably up to about 30 now. She tells us what she wants and shows us where it is.

Lindsay - posted on 02/19/2010

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Like everyone else has said, every child is different! My oldest son was talking like CRAZY when he was 18-20mths old. He could repeat just about anything you said, even longer sentences they would just be a little messed up because he didn't quite know how to pronounce all of the words. But my 20mth old doesn't talk a whole lot. He does know quite a few words and he can get across what he wants, but he doesn't talk up a storm like my oldest son did. Don't worry, he will start talking, then he will talk your ear off, then he'll start talking back! LOL.. You can't really rush him when it comes to this, he will start talking more in his own time!

Lindsay - posted on 02/19/2010

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Like everyone else has said, every child is different! My oldest son was talking like CRAZY when he was 18-20mths old. He could repeat just about anything you said, even longer sentences they would just be a little messed up because he didn't quite know how to pronounce all of the words. But my 20mth old doesn't talk a whole lot. He does know quite a few words and he can get across what he wants, but he doesn't talk up a storm like my oldest son did. Don't worry, he will start talking, then he will talk your ear off, then he'll start talking back! LOL.. You can't really rush him when it comes to this, he will start talking more in his own time!

Karen - posted on 02/19/2010

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I decided to do some digging/research and found this one article: http://www.drspock.com/article/0,1510,4839,00.html
Being able to speak 50 words by this age (20 months) is definitely not the average. After reading this article I would say we are right on track.

Jill - posted on 02/19/2010

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I wouldn't worry. I just took my son to his 18 month check up and our pediatrician said he should be saying 5 or more words that a stranger would recognize. They all talk on their own time. I bet your little guy understands a lot more than he is saying.

Karen - posted on 02/19/2010

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After reading these posts I am noticing what I already knew, all children develop at their own rate. I also notice different doctors have given different advice. I was a little concerned over how many words my daughter can verbalize. I can't remember how many words my other daughter could say at 20 months old, but she was speaking in 11 word sentences by 2 1/2 years old, she is now 36 months old and is starting to sound out words. My 20 month old can say:

please

mommy

daddy

cheese

shoes

juice (and the only way we can tell shoes and juice apart is that she signs the word while saying it)

socks

down

no

yeah

bye-bye

hi



She's said bath in the past, but I haven't heard it lately, just the sign. We do try to encourage her to verbalize, but I won't insist if she has signed it for me. She definitely has more words she can sign, like bath, sorry, dog, cat, baby, paper, paper towel, cookie, read, water, drink, milk and cracker. She waves and tries to sign I love you. And I know she understands what we say and she can point to pictures and body parts.



My oldest son did have a significant delay (he is now almost 18 years old), he had constant ear infections and it really affected his speech and I believe that is what also hurt his reading and comprehension. Looking back he did a lot of grunting and pointing. As he was our first and we were young parents we really didn't know what to expect. But I am not worried now because I know there is definite understanding

Monica - posted on 02/19/2010

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My friends baby was like that. If the doc doesn't seem like there is ne thing wrong with him other then that I wouldn't really worry about it. He maybe a late bloomer and before u know it he will be talking ur ear off. The other thing I can tell you is just keep trying to work with him on talking and he should start talking a little more. Good luck and hope all goes good

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Rachel says so many words now. I would say more than 50. She has placed 3 words together. Now she says 'pee pee' when she had to go potty and we sit her on the toilet. Her favorite phrase is 'there you go' and hands something to us.

Kathryn - posted on 02/19/2010

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my daughter was born in june 08 and she is now 20 months she only says muma dada oee(for her sister chloe) she doesnt speak any other words just noises, i will say say love you and she says the sounds not the word, i was concerned that she wasnt talking as my eldest at 17 months was saying 50+ words so i spoke to my health visitor who wasnt happy either and has refered her to langauge and speech therapy who have requested a hearing test and brain test as they think she may be speech deaf,

even though all babies/children are different and do things at different stages but as with me if you feel concerned ask your health visitor,

Brittany - posted on 02/19/2010

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Is he atleast babbling????

Thats important because if hes completely silent...or used to say more than bye bye...yet isnt babbling...you might ask your doc about his ears...my step daughter wouldnt talk...all she would say was mama...mama for everything! she pointed and said mama! we just thought she was spoiled by her mom and that she was not making her try to talk...boy were we wrong...finally when she was about 2 and 1/2 the doc thought to check her ears...apparently she needed tubes in them which a lot of kids do...so now she is almost four and can talk but you can barely understand her b/c shes heard it wrong for so long...she is going to need a lot of speech therapy...she also had oversized tonsils...that was the reason the fluid was trapped in her ears...i hope this helps b/c sometimes sooner to get it checked out is better!! now if he does babble and try to be social with you..this is useless lol

Kylie - posted on 02/18/2010

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My daughter was born in june 08 and says mamma, baby, poppa, nana, nanny, ball, tree, birdies, dog, bye, cracker, ta, door, bankie, nummy (dummy), daddy, abbi, jack, car, ike (bike) bikkie, uh oh, oh no, hi, toast, cheese, so about 26 words but i try to talk to her alot and tell her what Im doing, and also ask her to repeat the word back to me and she loves that!

Daina - posted on 02/18/2010

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well first off hes a little boy i guess they dont develop speech as well as girls do (i know both my son and nephew dont have the vocab that my niece had at their ages) and a word at 16 mo is good! my son didnt say anything but ma when he really wanted something or da thats all up untill here like a month ago. then it was like bam bam bam new words every few days (still not to many) so its really the individual baby/ toddler my nephew has just a little bit bigger vocab then my son and he is almost 3 he didnt talk at all till about 2.5 and still you have to be around him alot to know what he is saying. if your really worried just spend like 30 mins a day(if you have it) to just read to your son and use books with simple words and colorful pictures (go dog go works well since you can really match the words to the picture my son cracks up every time they say good bye in it and thats alot actually.....) hope that helped at least the tiniest bit!

Rosanna - posted on 02/18/2010

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omw! My son is 20 mo and he is talking up a storm ! I am shocked at how much he can say. he is talking alot more than other toddlers his age. he even speaks in a few sentances . we chalk it up to him just being a very social boy . There has always been alot of people around him who love to talk ! He is a very smart little man . My favorite words he says are " oh ma verd " and " I lu you da da." His words don't always come out exactly clear but the intentions are there. He trys to repeat everything we say .

Amanda - posted on 02/18/2010

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My son is 20 months old, and the only things he says are "yeah" (rarely) and "uh-oh." He was saying mama and dadda for a while, but he just stopped. He jabbers all the time, but no words. I talked to his doctor at his 18 month check up, and he sent us to an ENT. When we checked his hearing, there was a lot of fluid on his eardrums that was interfering with the vibrations from sound. He's having surgery next Friday to put tubes in. Our daughter had to have two sets of tubes because of ear infections and limited vocabulary. (She had several words, but she mumbled them so much we couldn't understand her. Putting the tubes in has helped her better understand how words are pronounced, and she's doing a lot better.) Have you talked to your doctor about seeing if he is having any hearing problems? That would be my next step. Good luck!

Jen - posted on 02/18/2010

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My son is 20 months old and is talking up a storm.



He can say: Get it, Help, up, down, off, on, sit, shoe, sock, shirt, pants, coat, milk, juice, cup, bubba, dada, mama, papa, kitty, woof-woof, choo-choo, stuck, guys, no, toes, nose, ear, hand, hair, eye, book, blanket, baby, show, grapes, crackers, eat, nite-nite, please, thank you, bye-bye, Hi, ball, hot, car, apple, cheese, more, yuck,



Im sure there are some Im for getting and im pretty sure it helps that hes got a 5yr old older brother too. We read a lot to them and encourage word use when he wants something. I make it a point to tell him what everything is and discourage any baby talk. I wouldnt worry to much though, kids develop at their own pace. When my 5yr old was this age I dont think he was saying as much.



Just keep working with him and Im sure he will come around. I do encourage you to read to him everyday. I've seen major improvement in both my kids. Good Luck to you and dont worry too much. (even though thats what moms do best) =)

Kadie - posted on 02/18/2010

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our doctor said 5-10 words when they hit 18 months and between 18 and 24 months they should be at 50. your doctor must be an overachiever. lol

Ashley - posted on 02/18/2010

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They are all different one doc told me that one month my child may seem as if she learned a lot and then the next month not say or do anything new...But my daughter i believe speaks very well, the daycare teaches her a lot...she says mom, dad, grandma, hola, sit, lub u(lol), eat, sit, no, tia, ball, balloon, monkey, turtle, ect...But I would not push it kids learn at their own pace. They say the more you push the less they want to learn!!

Ashley - posted on 02/18/2010

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They are all different one doc told me that one month my child may seem as if she learned a lot and then the next month not say or do anything new...But my daughter i believe speaks very well, the daycare teaches her a lot...she says mom, dad, grandma, hola, sit, lub u(lol), eat, sit, no, tia, ball, balloon, monkey, turtle, ect...But I would not push it kids learn at their own pace. They say the more you push the less they want to learn!!

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My son is 20months, and says almost 50 words. Honestly we wouldnt of guessed that though, we started writing the words down that he can say so he could see them, and the list kept growing. You actually surprise yourself once you start writing. So now we keep that piece of paper posted on his chalk board in his room, and just keep adding and he says them.



We did buy Your Baby Can Learn to Read program at 8 months. I dont know how much it taught him to read? But at least for now, I know it taught him how to say lots of words. But like every mom says, all kids are different, and do things at their own pace,. Not sure if you read to your son, but that seems to play a role too. We also sit him in front of some fun You Tube videos, there are some fun ABC songs, nursery rhymes, and numbers, that has taught him a lot too. And keeps him out of trouble for alittle while. I initially started that to get him to sit still for a little while before his naps, and it realy seems to have had some great benefit.

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