SPEECH

Wamuita - posted on 02/10/2011 ( 36 moms have responded )

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At 19 months what are some of the words should the baby be speaking?

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Amanda - posted on 02/12/2011

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my daughter only said momma and dada up until she was about 14-15mths then she just took off with her word vocabulary. at her 18mth dr. visit, her dr. told me that she should know about 20 words, even if she doesnt same then all the time, just as long as she knows how to to. what words they are doesn't matter, each child is going to pick up and learn different words depending on the environment they are in, what they watch and hear, what books you read to them etc...
My daughter is now 20mths and knows about 75+ words. and is learning 2-5 new words a day. each child is different and some kids are too busy learning other skills and concentrating on them to worry about learning to talk. as long as your child can understand simple words and commands when you ask them, that is what is important. i found that telling my daughter what i was doing through out the day and naming items i was using or that we'd see while out, really helped build her speech.

Kathy - posted on 02/11/2011

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my son is 20months and isnt a big talker. He can say mama, daddy, kitty, ball, this, that. Little words. He will actually SAY a word one or two times but never say it again.

Becky - posted on 02/14/2011

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My almost 20-month-old daughter won't stop talking! She really took off after we took her pacifier away. She says the "normal" word (hi, bye, mommy, daddy, milk, snack, potty, eat, more, all done, owie, etc.) Just keep talking to your child like you're having a normal conversation and the speech will develop on it's own.

Tracey - posted on 02/13/2011

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I think she said 10-15 words! I don't know ANY 19 month olds who speak in sentences. Your daughter is right on track.

Sarah - posted on 02/10/2011

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at this age i think its hard to tell what they 'should or shouldnt' be saying. all babies are different some only say a couple of words and some are trying to talk in sentences. my little girls nearly 20 month and says things like mummy, daddy, ball juice, good girl, hiya bye etc but has started jibbering none stop (none of it makes sense to us!!!) but apparantly some start jibbering before they start talking properly. is your child saying words yet? if not am sure it will come to them soon.

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Lisa - posted on 02/27/2011

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my daughter is also 20 months but hardly says anything at all she is one of 3 tho so she may be leting her older sister speak for her. However her younger brother seems quite forward so not sure if she will need speech therapy or not:(daddy is her favourite word but apart from that doesnt say much else is anyone else in a similar situation

Ashley - posted on 02/23/2011

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My son Nathan who is almost 20 months says so much....tons of animals dog, cat, elephant, monkey, cow, sheep. He says mommy, daddy, grandma, papa, no( his fav), popo, pee potty, Juice, milk, cup, fruit, cookie, sweep, bubbles, bath, shower.good boy, candy, food, eat, hand, toes, I hear, I sad, I cry,happy, Love you, train, ears, nose, eyes mouth....and tons more. He know tons of animal sounds as well. We expose him to a lot of good learning tools since he was 6 months. Books, baby can read. He speaks in sentences too. I really recommend spending time teaching them words with pictures he loves them. He does babble some stuff we dont know and he sings the hookie pookie, head and shoulders all the time...and tires row row row your boat( song aren't perfect but its so cute) But I do think every baby is different but Exposing them to great learning books is good for them!

Meaghan - posted on 02/22/2011

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My daughter is 20 months old today! she says many words and 3 word sentences...she says mommy, momma, papa, grandma, one of our dog's name's-chelsey-, puppy, vacume-which was her 3rd word she ever said, bubble, fish, purple, blue, more, buh bye, baby,etc...i think every child is differnt and learns at their own pace...u can't eally say what they should or souldn't be saying or how much..

Jessica - posted on 02/21/2011

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Last time I took my daughter to the dr he said they should be saying about 10 to 15 words but my daughter is 20 months old and she speaks sentences and says at least 60 words. I think its different for every child and depends on how much the mommy or daddy talks too. I talk non stop so she does too..lol

Amanda - posted on 02/21/2011

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My son is 20 months old and is very quiet. He talks when he wants to. He says moma, daddy, sissy, chicken and of course bock bock comes after chicken, kitty, dog, ally, steeler & beast (the dogs name), mamaw, ball, uh oh, whoa, up, nite nite, hey, bye-bye, light, outside, he will count to 2 then he jumps. Since his 18 month check up his vocabulary has improved tons! he was only saying about 6-7 words then. During the day I will have him say what he wants, juice, up, down or outside. I point to things around the house. He is growing up so much. I love to hear him jabber when around his other baby cousin which just turned 2 in January.

Elizabeth - posted on 02/20/2011

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My daughter turned 20 months old today and she will say momma Dada and some times daddy but, not much. paw paw Nana. I have heard her say mom when she was just 8 months.and the word bath over and over. juice book and up,phone and every toddlers Favorite word No!! and she just started saying What!! For many months she has said Thank you. but, saying it a lot clearer then before. LOL and she also will say her name Cheyenne she just started doing that too..she use to just say Chey Chey and she will say a lot of other words we don't understand too.. and she will say the name of my sister in laws Dog. She will say bye bye and go see ya later kisses...nite nite and one bad word she did not learn from me... Sh*t.... I just tell her No potty mouth when she says it...

Stacie - posted on 02/20/2011

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Our daughter is a huge talker. She says well over 100 words and she speaks in short sentences. Sometimes it is a blessing...others, a curse. They do it all in their own time and each child I have met her age is at a different stage.

Tan - posted on 02/20/2011

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My daughter has just turned 20 months. She has started talking in sentence since she was 18 months and the doctor was amazed at her speech when we brought her for vaccination at 19 months. He was saying that a normal child would only start putting 2 words into sentences at the age of 24 months. At 18 months, she was saying sentences like 'I want mommy', 'Mommy coming', 'Jie jie (sister) crying', 'See you', 'bye bye', 'good morning mommy/daddy/jie jie', 'i want mum mum' (i want to eat), 'i want milk', and etc. At 19 months, she was saying 'I want to go with you', 'May i hv some milk please', 'Can i go outside', 'Thank you, mommy', 'Can i play', 'Cannot get up' (when she is unable to get up on the chair), 'Mommy is inside room', 'Mommy sleep here' and many more. She understands many words and are able to say it out clearly. Therefore, I would say, to improve a child's vocabulary and speech, one needs to talk more with the child like having a normal conversation, correct them gently if they make a mistake and read more to them so that they are able to relate the word to the things they see.

Tiffany - posted on 02/20/2011

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I have 20 month old twin boys and while they babble and say things that I don't understand, they only say a few words that we do. They have no problems comprehending and following direction, even recognizing things that we didn't know they've ever seen or heard. They might not talk til they are 2, but neither the doctor or our family is worried. My fraternal twin male cousins spoke late and started with their own language to each other. I don't worry, once they start I know they'll never stop talking!

Katie - posted on 02/20/2011

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Brenden will say , mama, dada or daddy, kitty, please, cheese like when were taking his picture, ball, spongebob, thank you, and almost has i love you down

Megan - posted on 02/19/2011

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My son hasn't said a new word in months. He says no, mama and dada (not consistently), dog, ball, bowl. And woof woof for dogs haha.

Kelly - posted on 02/19/2011

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i think all kids are different, my 20 month old is the third child so she speaks well. She clearly says at least 50 words and is able to say short sentences(2-3 words). We make her try to say everything, we never give her what she wants if she is grunting or crying for it.
She says Momma, Dadda, Lulu, alex, brownie, god, cat, ball, please thank you, no, yes,gigi, grandma, grandpa, come here, my baby, eat, more, cup, milk, apple, bannana, ethan, dylan, amy, victor, friends, school, home and many more. Just keep talking to your child and they will repeat.

Heather - posted on 02/19/2011

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oh yeh he knows to count thngs means making sounds so that's the main thing. He goes 'eh' 'ah' 'eee' when he counts to 3 lol, dont think he knows what to say but he knows he gotta say somehting and that it means something

Heather - posted on 02/19/2011

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my sons 20 months just a month older, he can say 'car', which was his 1st word and 'mummm and' 'da' (dadda), and 'w-tis? (what's this?) and sometimes 'teeeears' (trying to say cheers as in thankyou or tar when given say a sweet, he dont say much more but not worried, it'll come in time

Caitlin - posted on 02/19/2011

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It depends on the child I think. As long as your child is saying some words, they are okay. My daughter asks questions like "where's mommy?" and "what's that?" she can address 2 out of 3 of our dogs (shadow, sarge) say mommy, daddy, big girl, good girl, bus, school, guy, boy, Papa (my dad), Cathy (her daddy's mom), mawie (her daddy's grandma), ella (her cousin), Meme (for her Aunt Megan), Missy (Aunt Melissa), dog, puppy, ball, juice, sippy, squirrel, kitty, pig, sheep, feet, ear, eye, nose, head, belly button, tummy, etc. It just really depends.

Zara - posted on 02/19/2011

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my 20month old boy is counting to 3 and has quite a large vocab of words just doesnt put them into sentences he also does a lot of parroting, but all children are diffrent the main thing is they are trying to make the sounds

Morgan - posted on 02/18/2011

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Brooke is a huge talker and says about 150+ words. She tries everything we say and says daddy come here, daddy come eat, buddy good dog. She says so many funny things and loves to look at her books and say what things are. She says yummy to foods she likes and hot when she gets in the bath and has warm food. she says so many things like, mommy, daddy, buddy, froggy, dolphin, boots, pepper, milk, juice, apple, toast, sleepy, bubble, the list goes on and on it's amazing once they start it just escalades so quickly! Any time now they will start saying word after word and won't stop!

Katy - posted on 02/17/2011

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Noah is saying tons of single words and has recently started stringing two words together such as mama's car or big truck. He's just turned 20 months and said his first word at 5.5 months.

Bobbie - posted on 02/16/2011

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my little boy counts, says daddy, mom, mommy, green bean, ball, yes, no, blue, red, green,side for outside, hot, cold, bear, rawrrr, hi, bye, bye-bye. ba-ba, cup,up, down, play, and a few more. He understands most everything. Brings me his diapers when i ask and wipes. Throws stuff in the trash. Gets his milk out of the fridge and closes it. they are alot smarter than we give them credit for and capable of doing alot more as well.

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Specific words I don't think are important, just to ease your mind :) My 19 month old son has over 20 words in his vocabulary, however his receptive vocabulary (comprehension and what he understands I am saying) is much stronger than his expressive vocabulary (his words) which is normal. Boys usually develop differently in regards to their language skills as they tend to focus on more motor skills. Girls usually pick up on expressive vocabulary much faster. The best way to ensure language development is to read to your child as much as you can, also speak in third person and name every object, color, action if you can. It helps them learn what the names are for the items in their world. All that being said, the most important thing for the start of language development is the baby jabber. My son is a motor mouth and says the same sound patterns. He knows what he is saying but of course I don't speak baby anymore :) Listen for the inflections and sound patterns. As long as all that is in place, the words will soon begin to replace the baby jabber.

Laura - posted on 02/15/2011

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well my son is 20 months old and says a few words. so when i took him to his 18 month check up his doctor said he was delayed so a speech therapist and social worker came out to the house yesterday and evaluated him and she said he needs speey therapy. but i think he is fine. he talks alot just not anything i can understand. and he also will repeat things we say but some words dont come out clear. but we'll see how this goes and see if he starts talking more. they will only come out twice a month there just there to help guide me but i have been working with him on his words. time will tell. im not worried though

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There really is no "should" be speaking . Our girl who is almost 5, she hardly said a word before 2 and was very slow to add vocab. Our 20 month old boy is saying Mama, Dad, pussycat, cow, dog, meow, bus, tractor, moon, yes, book, ball, turtle, tortoise, beep beep, tent, car,park, bike, going out. At this stage most of us in the house know his speech but thos outside the house might recognise 2 or 3 words and consider the rest babbling. I know an extraordinary girl who was stringing complete sentences together before she was 2. Now at 2 years and 3 months, I can understand everything she says.

Irina - posted on 02/14/2011

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Hello, at 18 months I counted about 20 words my daughter said. Now she is almost 20 months and probably added 15-20 more words. Good luck with your baby!

Alma - posted on 02/14/2011

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My daughter is 20 months. she started babbling at about 13-15 months. The thing about her is that she started saying mami and dads first then randomly started speaking phrases like: who's that, Whats that, there she is, etc. just recently at 18-19 months she started saying simple clear words like dog, cat, bird..... I bought her an ABC's book and she honestly knows every picture in it! It's insane, but then again I do work with her on her vocabulary and letter/ number recognition. I'm a teacher and love teaching. And I'm embarrassed to say that I'm also a chatter box too. I'm sure that also had something to do with it. lol I think she knows 80+ words & phrases. She speaks clearly too. I agree with most moms post I think all babies learn differently and at different times. It will also make a huge difference if you talk a lot and in a normal voice to the baby. Definitely no baby talk. I wish you and the baby the best!!!!!

Marion - posted on 02/13/2011

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Every child is different. My daughter has about 30. But I was told by a speech therapist family member that 30 is on the low end of normal for 19months. I know that I was a slow talker and my parents say once I started I wouldn't be quiet. Try not to worry- each child is totally different!!

Wamuita - posted on 02/13/2011

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thank you alot,i was worried bcoz the Doc was saying that she should be talking like 10 to 15 word in a sentence,she sometimes speak a sentence but we dont understand the words,thanx

Tracey - posted on 02/12/2011

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Hayden talks quite a bit. He pretty much parrots whatever we say. It's not always clear, but he gives it a shot. We have also been working on sign language for him, which has helped a lot in communicating with him. However, I agree with everyone else in that not every child is the same. Just like walking and crawling. Not every baby does it at the same time.

Cheryl - posted on 02/12/2011

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My daughter says mama, daddy, doggie, yes, hi, bye bye, up, uh oh, wylie (dog's name). She also has said things like baby, but then stopped saying it for months now. She has started with babble also. She says sentences that we really can't understand :)

Denise - posted on 02/12/2011

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My 20 month old boy is speaking a lot and very clear too. He was an early talker but a late walker. Only really properly walking just before Xmas last year. He says things like light on, tidy up, and is saying and inbetween things now too. He says loads although some of it is stuff we don't understand too! Every kid is different.

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