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 ?



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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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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.

Maureen - posted on 02/18/2010

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my son is a born june 7th and says alot he even sings.he says mum,baba, hello,no, yes,pupu,juice,he counts.try and buy him dvds that has children singing say like nusery rhymes.or those vegitales silly sing along videos

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My daughter is great at repeating, has a great vocabulary. And is starting to put phrases together. I think every childs personality will determine how fast they talk. My nephew is going on 5 and is very hard to understand, and my other nephew who is only 3 can talk very clearly.

Jade - posted on 02/18/2010

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my daughter is 20 months and she says so much she now says 2-3 word sentences but with help she can pretty much anything you say with in reason. shes not afraid to try and say, it may not sound excatly like it but she give it ago. shes been saying ta and pls for about 4 months he'll get there soon plus he is a boy who are far more lazier than girls x

LeAnn - posted on 02/17/2010

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I wouldn't worry about a thing! If he understands what you are saying to him he probably doesn't have any problems. Some kids just wait longer to start talking.

Kelly - posted on 02/17/2010

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I think 50 words is excessive! My son only said a couple of things, but in the past month his vocabulary has exploded!! If you're really worried, you should talk to someone, but I would just give it a little time!

Lori - posted on 02/17/2010

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My son is 20 months and is barely saying only Mama okay and he understands everything everyone is saying and even knows some sign lang. it is not too worry just yet.. My daughter talked before one and now she is almost twenty years old .. I know boys are slower!!!

Shawn - posted on 02/17/2010

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I think every child is different, I have three daughters and my oldest was a talking machine at 15 months and has not stopped since. I read and talked to her all the time as she was my 1st. My middle daughter was no where near my 1st, but had a pretty good vocabulary by two years. My 3rd, who is now 20 months pointed and shook her head for most things until she was about 16-18 months and then all of a sudden started spewing all kinds of words and 2 and 3 word phrases of late. There are still alot of things that I cannot translate yet and she gets frustrated, but I have her walk me to what it is she wants. I think reading and not baby talking to your child is the key to a better vocabulary at least that has been my experience. I have a neice who is 2 years and 5 months and talks alot less than my 20 month old. Every child is different. Be patient, before you know it you won't be able to keep him quiet!

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Your doctor is off kilter. Maybe s/he was having an off day. A dozen to 20 words is the average for an 18 month old and 50 words in the average for a 2 year old.



My son just turned 3 today (Happy Birthday!) and he for certain didn't reach that number until closer to 2.5 years. My daughter is a June '08 baby and she probably has 50 words, but she is just a little chatter. It is NOT normal. SO anway, I wouldn't worry. I only have 2, but I have kind of had both extremes of the spectrum. My little boy didn't really care about talking until my daughter was talking more. He's more interested in communicating with his peers I suppose. And also, I thought he was kind of lazy about talking too.



As the mom you should trust your instincts about it. If you don't feel concerned ASIDE from the pressure of other people than I wouldn't stress over it. My son barely talked at all and than about his second birthday he started taking off on it. Anyway, I guess I am just trying to say DON'T WORRY, it is normal. Each child is completely different.



Oh, my doctor DID recommend making sure you read at least 15 minutes a day. That did seem to help my son a bit, when he decided to start talking he knew all kinds of words from the books that I hadn't known he knew beforehand.

Mary - posted on 02/17/2010

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thats just bull! my daughter was 18 months and the wic office told me should be saying 18 words by now and she should talking in complete sentences in English. my daughter was like that for awhile but she been talking up a storm now just sweat it i bet ur son is fine the only time i think u have to worry if he doesnt talk at 3.

Nikki - posted on 02/17/2010

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My son is 20 months (June 2008) and is on 6 word sentences already, including phrases like "mommy, look at this" when he wants to show me what he's doing. He is a 2nd child and speaking beautifully. His brother spoke early too, 10 word sentences by 18 months! They're all different, but talking to them all day long in adult language (not baby babble) certainly makes a difference.

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Glad you said all that Aundrea! My son is June also and he is much the same, and a second child. I understand a lot of what he does say, but most others don't. He clearly understands and perceives everything around him - I asked him recently to take a wrapped, used nappy and put it in the bin for me. Now I figured he would take it to the kitchen bin which I would have been happy with despite my husband and I putting the nappies in the bin in the garage (attached to the house). Well, blow me down with a feather, he took it to the garage! He seems to have trouble with vowel sounds - tries to say 'keys' but it comes out as 'ksh'. Have discussed with his carer who has worked in child care for 30+ years and she is very much a believer that all children are different. She told me of a child in the babies room (near to 12 mths old) who stands at the door when her parent arrives and says clear as a bell, 'sign me out'! Obviously at the other extreme, but I think it will happen for our boys when it happens. At least we know that they understand so much of what is going on.

Hanna - posted on 02/16/2010

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my girl is nearly 2 and she doing really good, she try to count now is well.

when we say 1 she say 2 and then we count togteher to 5

she is cute

Donna - posted on 02/16/2010

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my daughter was born in june 08 and talks non stop, sings songs, nursery rhymes and lots of back chat to go with it, she is 20 months now but when my son was the same age he was only saying the odd word here and there, i think its just the individual child and maybe how many people they have around them to pick words up from x

Andrea - posted on 02/15/2010

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My daughter can say about 10 words and shes 19 months. Im not worried though, my baby brother didnt start talking till he was almost 3! And he talks non stop now! But yeah I agree, 50 words by 18 months? I actually read that in a book and I didnt agree. All babies are different!

Andrea - posted on 02/15/2010

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My daughter can say about 10 words and shes 19 months. Im not worried though, my baby brother didnt start talking till he was almost 3! And he talks non stop now! But yeah I agree, 50 words by 18 months? I actually read that in a book and I didnt agree. All babies are different!

LaCi - posted on 02/15/2010

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My doctor told me he should be saying 20 words at 18 months, and that he should be putting at least 2 words together. However, the doc didn't seem too worried about the fact that mine doesn't. He says mama, dada, kitty, and a few other things frequently. He understands words and knows his body parts, turns pages, and all those other things the doctor said he should be doing right now. I honestly think some kids just don't care about talking. So I just continue chatting with him, he'll do it on his own terms. I've also heard that boys are more likely to have delayed speech than girls.

Bobbi Jo - posted on 02/15/2010

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My second son was a premee and he talks way more than my first. At 2 yrs old I took my oldest (now 3 1/2) to a developmetal specialist and because he didn't seem to talk much. I learned that as long as by 2 they say about 20 words I think it was, they are on track. There is such a wide scale as to were kids will be. I was encouraged to talk to my son as much as posible, use short sentances, and talk slow. ie: "Daddy is home", "That's a Ball" I found that I had a hard time talking to someone who didn't talk back so my oldest didn't hear that many works to try and copy me. Were with my second son I am talking to my oldest all the time so he hears me talk alot more. Good luck with you son. If you really concerned find a Child Developement center near you home. They did my son's evaluation for free. And it was a good peace of mind.

Nikki - posted on 02/14/2010

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hi my son is 20months and only says 10 words, but understand everything i say so iam not worried at all i have been told some kids are more physical active and some are more verbaly active, but just to be on the safe side my heath nurse has sent him off for a hearing test.

Leisa - posted on 02/14/2010

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Deiona talks all the time, but I have been learning in Psychology classes that children should know words. But, from past experience with my son, they all are different. He was close to 3 when he started talking. He could recognize words and knew what was being said to him just chose not to talk back to us.

Callie - posted on 02/14/2010

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From what I've heard anywhere from 10-50 words is normal for 18 months. Cash will be 20 months in a few days and just started using some real words. He has maybe 5-10, most of which only those of us close to him can understand. He'll get there. :)

Amber - posted on 02/13/2010

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sorry I had to list the words, I guess I never noticed how much he could say until I listed all the words

Amber - posted on 02/13/2010

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Bye Bye

Hi

Hello

Momma

Dadda

Pug

Dog

Ball

Papa

Night

Love you

Please

Thank You

No

Elmo

Hot

Bath

Car

cookie

apple

nana

book

good night

and a bunch of babble. The words listed above are words he says everyday and then sometimes he say something out of the blue. 5 minutes ago he said, "card"

Danette - posted on 02/13/2010

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I just took my 19 month old to the dr and he said she should only be saying around 7 words so your dr is crazy or something lol...

Tasha - posted on 02/12/2010

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I agree with 50 words being alot for a 18 month old to be able to say! I just took my daughter for her 18 mo check-up and a hand out said she should be saying about 4-8 words. She is definitely over that but not up to 50 words yet. She speaks words like: no, mama, dada, baby, yeah, bye-bye, sit, shoes, please, and etc. (of course mommy & daddy understand a lot more than others) Her new word is Why!!!??? Pretty big word! We taught sign language which helped her speak a lot quicker than my other kids. Just remember each child is unique and just cherish and praise all their accomplishments!

Terri - posted on 02/11/2010

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No, my son says really nothing...he say's dada and mama and call his big brother dah. My little guy lives in a house of adults. He was a late life surprise.His older brothers are 27 ,24 ,18 years old. It's been a while but it's not unusual to talk late. His oldest brother is a doctor and my second son is a teacher and his third brother is a senior in high school. So don't worry everyone learns in there own time.

Cassy - posted on 02/10/2010

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well mine will be 20mo on the 26 and the only thinks she says is no, bottle, socks, uh oh!

Lhiza - posted on 02/09/2010

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mine says too many words without meaning! lol! i am also worried cos i read a lot of articles about kids of his age who already talk much. but some people says boys were late talkers when they are early walkers..

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my daoughter is 20months and she can say only 10 words and no one can understand her either her father iam the only one can understan what she wants don't worry there is a deffirence between the children NO STANDARS

Sheresa - posted on 02/07/2010

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My son is also doing that. He use to say dog and dada and we even heard him say I luv you once but now he has stopped all together. He does know how to blow kisses and wave and when we say where is your dog he will look in our backyard for our dog, but he just doesn't say much anymore. We are pretty nervous about it also. When Logan was a week old he was in ICU due to a very high biliruben count and ended up with a double blood transfusion. And with a high count like that it can cause some problems so we have him check per the hospital. He goes in again in March. But his first test in Nov. last year was great. I am glad to hear that someone else is seeing this in their child too because it most likely is a common thing then. Thank you for sharing it helped me and my worries a little. By the way Logan was born 6/27/08.

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I feel like my daughter doesn't say very much but compared to my other kids she does seem to just be quieter. I have this feeling it has a lot to do with her having older sisters and they just talk for her so she doesn't have to. She does say, bye, hi, uh oh, yuck, yummy, ewww, mama, dada, quack quack, cow, please, thank you, but that's about it.

Heather - posted on 02/05/2010

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My 20 month-old son, has about 5 or 6 words in his vocabulary that you can actually understand. I have friends whose kids are younger and are saying alot more and I used to worry about it, but then I thought, once he does start talking I'm gonna wish he would just be quiet for a few minutes.

Pamela - posted on 02/05/2010

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When they say 30-50 words -- they don't neccessarily mean clear well spoken words -- but "words" that you know what your child is trying to say .. ie he says baba and you know that means bottle. And look for progression. But go with your gut.... if you feel there may be a problem, call your local Early Intervention agency. They will do free developmental screenings and let you know where he is at. If he needs services, they provide them for free regardless of your income. My oldest daughter received their services and won't stop talking now! If you don't notice any change or progress, I would call by the time he is 2 .... definitely don't wait later than that if you are still concerned.

Jodie - posted on 02/05/2010

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my son is nearly 20 months old and he says only 4 words max still, mum and dad sometimes, hi is his main word and tickle and shakes his head no and trys to say other words but its just nosie no acual real words we get a little fustraded sometime becos its hard to know what he wants

Beki - posted on 02/05/2010

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My 18 month old son's got a pretty good vocab for his age and loves to sing Bad Boys at the moment especially the ohh way ohh waa bit lol He tells his big brother and sister off and tells the cats to "stay there" and "sit down" lol usually together as one sentence but sometimes just one or the other. I should list his words and phrases to see how many he can do as I'm not sure. I know he's much more forward than my elder two were at his age, but then he learns from them I guess. I wouldn't be worried if he was a bit slower I know a little girl who didn't talk until she was about 3 but once she started she picked everything up quickly and surpassed other children her age. I think main thing to remember is they will do it when they want to. Not when a text book says they should. One thing I have learnt with my 3 children is that they are all very very different lol x

Beki - posted on 02/05/2010

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My 18 month old son's got a pretty good vocab for his age and loves to sing Bad Boys at the moment especially the ohh way ohh waa bit lol He tells his big brother and sister off and tells the cats to "stay there" and "sit down" lol usually together as one sentence but sometimes just one or the other. I should list his words and phrases to see how many he can do as I'm not sure. I know he's much more forward than my elder two were at his age, but then he learns from them I guess. I wouldn't be worried if he was a bit slower I know a little girl who didn't talk until she was about 3 but once she started she picked everything up quickly and surpassed other children her age. I think main thing to remember is they will do it when they want to. Not when a text book says they should. One thing I have learnt with my 3 children is that they are all very very different lol x

Megan - posted on 02/05/2010

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My son is 19 months and he is talking alot - not full sentences though. Most words are (sit down / go there / drink / coke / food / dog / cat / mouse / hair and all other body parts / bath / bubbles / sleep / swim / pool and so on) mostly he just copies what ever we say like a propper little parot.



All children are different and you can not push them, when they are ready they will talk in their own time. One thing I was always told and that was not to talk to him like a baby and talk baby talk it just sets them back.

Crystal - posted on 02/05/2010

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my son is 19 months and my dr said should be saying 15-20 words now. his going to a speech dr to learn to sign and talk.

Denise - posted on 02/05/2010

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I think every child is different and will progress at their own speed. I have a girl, but all my friends have boys and none of them talk at 19 months. Maybe just a few words. And from what I have heard...boys speech/language develop slower than girls. I sat down and made a list of words my daughter says and she can say over 100 words that includes phrases, even short sentences. I think she is just born that way...a chatterbox! But to make you feel better, he may just be really observant. My husband's friend according to his mother had delayed speech. Turns out he was super smart and graduated high school at 16, went to college, and now getting his Phd in physics. So one day he may surprise you and start speaking in sentences!

Alina - posted on 02/04/2010

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my DD is nearly 20mths and says nearly all words, from mummy to monkey, to shark and crocodile... LOL

Kristina - posted on 02/04/2010

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I can completely relate... Our son will have a complete jargon conversation with us. He says something then pauses and waits for us to respond. We just don't know what we're responding too :) Do what you think is best. I was a little bit worried too. So we did have him evaluated and all looked good except for expressive speech. My next step is when to call back since he still isn't talking. There is nothing wrong with calling your local infants & toddlers program or talking to your doctor. There is prob nothing wrong but sometimes the peace of mind means the world.

Heather - posted on 02/04/2010

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Don't be worried, an explosion of words are coming! At 16 months my little guy said about 4 words, now he's 19 and says over 50! In the last 3 months brain connections have been made and sentances are forming. 2 months is a big difference for a little guy. And yay for his 1st word, it shows he can hear and his brain is making connections, processing what you are saying.

Sheryl - posted on 02/04/2010

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My son will be 20 months on the 13th and he has a very limited vocabulary as well. Our doctor doesn't seem to be concerned because he is understanding everything. Does your son seem to respond to questions, nod or shake is head to answer yes or no, etc. Does he do any sign language? Our doctor just told us to let her know if we feel he has a hearing problem that might be linked to language development. Otherwise she thinks he will be talking up a storm by his 2nd birthday.

One other thing, he has a big sister that seems to do all of the talking for him!

Hope this helps,

Sheryl

Tiffany - posted on 02/04/2010

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My daughter is now 19 months and just starting to say things like , bubba (her brother), cat, bird, love you, thank you... it took her a while to catch on. My 3 year old starting talking very early and has a well developed vocabulary. He was talking in sentences at 18 months. I think every child varies. My doctor told me at my daughters 18 month check up that she should be saying about 6-10 words on a regular basis these include Mama, Dada, Bye Bye, Hi, etc. Keep encouraging him. I know that is one reason my daughter is starting a little later than my son. All she has to do it point and everyone jumps because she is the baby of the family.

Trisha - posted on 02/03/2010

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Every child is different. My daughter is now 19 months and uses over 150 words. She talks all the time and is putting words into sentences already. I agree with alot of the others moms that if they point and grunt, and you try to guess what they want and get it for them, they will not talk as soon. If Emma tries that, I tell her to use her words. If she doesn't know the word I give her the word to use and get her to try to say it before I give her the item. It has worked very well for us.

Bethany - posted on 02/03/2010

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I talked to the doctor because Audrey is the same way. She said if Audrey is trying to talk but is babbling that is a good sign. Sometimes she said they revert if they are making progress with physical feats. Audrey was a slow walker so when she did, she stopped saying some of her words but continued to babble her nonsense words. I was worried because everyone says that she should have more of a vocabulary but the pediatrician said not to worry so I am trying hard not to! Reading this makes me feel better.

Leslie - posted on 02/03/2010

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50 words definately seems like alot for a 18 month old, my daughter just turned 19 months and she can say:

-please

-thank you

-mommy

-daddy

-auntie

-bubba

-nana ( great grandma)

-mama (grandma)

-papa (grandpa)

-juice

-bye bye

-hi

-uh oh

-night night

-nanana (banana)

Leslie - posted on 02/03/2010

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50 words definately seems like alot for a 18 month old, my daughter just turned 19 months and she can say:

-please

-thank you

-mommy

-daddy

-auntie

-bubba

-nana ( great grandma)

-mama (grandma)

-papa (grandpa)

-juice

-bye bye

-hi

-uh oh

-night night

-nanana (banana)

Kate - posted on 02/03/2010

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Our doctor told us the same thing..."So, Tom's saying between 25 and 50 words now, right?" I looked at him and said "Um...4." He understands commands and questions he just CHOOSES not to talk. I figure when he's ready he'll just start babbling and we will be wishing for these quiet days back!

Jen - posted on 02/03/2010

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My daughter is 19.5 months and honestly only says 2 words clearly - doggy and daddy. She babbles and 'talks' but no one understands what she says. She knows what things are, like when we say "where's the doggy?" she'll point to our dog or to a dog in a book. She knows quite a few animals and a lot of the people in her life, including herself! I'm definitely concerned about her talking, but at the same time not because she was 8 weeks premature, and now that she's in daycare, I have a good feeling that she's going to pick up more being around other kids and from what they teach her at daycare. 50 words by 18 months seems ridiculous!!

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