Talking & 14 months?

Sarah - posted on 08/08/2010 ( 91 moms have responded )

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How many words can your 14 month old say? Alexis only says like 4 words. She is so smart though. She knows what everything means, she just doesn't talk! If I say certain words she will look at exactly what I am talking about. She understands what I am saying, she just doesn't say anything back. She doesn't repeat me or anything. I know all babies do things when they are ready, it just seems to me that she should be saying more than "mama" & "dada".

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Jennifer - posted on 08/11/2010

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My 13 month old says: mama, dada, baba (bottle), truck, flower, cracker, tiger, elmo, thomas, train, what's that, I want, up, down, all done, bye, hi, uh oh, mine, no, yes, play, fork, spoon, tree, water, juice, cup, seat, jump, love. Like you said, babies do everything on their own time. Mine is in daycare and wants to be like the older kids, so he has picked up a lot of their words, etc...

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Tiffany - posted on 08/31/2010

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My son had up to only 3 words. Mama, Da-da, Ba-ba, and he waves ba-bye so I know he understands it. At this point however he really doesn't say any of them other than mama. Hoping he starts talking more too:|

Amy - posted on 08/31/2010

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My son was saying mama and dada before he turned 1 year old. Now he doesn't really say any words. We took him to an ear, nose, and throat specialist because he's had 6 ear infections this year and he failed the hearing test because of the fluid in his ears. The majority of his ear infections have been in the last few months when he stopped talking. He's getting tubes in his ears in a little over a week so I'm hoping he will start talking more when he can hear better.

Samantha - posted on 08/24/2010

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Alexis says a dada, doggy, hi, bye, duck, grampy (sounds like gampy), and thank you.

Rowan - posted on 08/23/2010

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I have been wondering the same thing! Thanks for asking it. :)
My son says car, mama, dada, cat, ta, oh yeah (my fault for pretending to understand his babbling by saying "Oh Yeah?" and he started copying!)
He says loads of animal noises including an elephant sound with the nose mime (So cute!) His main thing is mimicking tone of voice at the moment- instead of "hello" he immitates my tone. Whenever someone comes into the room he makes a sound like he is saying "Hello you." :D
He doesn't get a lot of interaction with other kids either so I am forever pointing things out and talking to him about what I am doing. I bet he just waiting for the day he can tell me to hush and he can get a word in.
LOL. ;)

Tera - posted on 08/23/2010

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Aj can say mom,dad,ball,dog,cat,spot,no,yes,bye,hi,love you, huh, woof, jon,iily(kylie),haha(hannah) ,me(aime), mine....he CONSTANTLY is babbling too

Rebecca - posted on 08/22/2010

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My 14 month old says momma, dadda, nanna on a consistent basis. I know that I've heard hi, up, oh wow and kitty, but she's only said them a handful of times. The newest one is what's that and lots of pointing!

Kane-Rizza - posted on 08/22/2010

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Keira says A LOT of words...Says Mum...Mama...Dad...Daddy...Nan...Nanny...Gandad (for Grandad)...Ten-chu or Ta-tu or Ta (for Thank you...and she says that when u gave her something or after she gives you a kiss!LoL!)...Uh-Oh! (When something happened to her like her sippy cup fell off or when she hit something!)...WHOA! (when she trips on something....Ohhhhhhh! (when she sees something new!)...TA-DA!...(her grandad thought her that...she said that when she's showing you something!)...she says "Harryyyyyy" when calling our dog Harry. She says "See Yah!" while waving at someone esp to her Dad when he's about to go to work..."More" when she's hungry or thirsty or wants more of what she's eating or drinking..."No-No" when i told her not to touch anything & says "No-No" back to me...She says "PaBoy" when calling my brother Ricky aka Papa Boy...and she says "Dowa" aka "Dora" her fave ever...says "Wowow" when it's Wubzy time on telly...she waves and says Helu (for Hello!) or Hi! and most of all cuz i'm 6 1/2 months preggy with our 2nd one...she says "Babyyyyyyyyyyyy" while rubbing my tummy. She grabs her play phone too and put it on her ear and then says "Hellooooooooo". And oh yeah, she counts too...when i say 1...she says two and "chi" (for three). She says a lot of words at 14 months...she started talking at 6 months too.

Krystle - posted on 08/22/2010

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My son (14m) only says "dada".

He makes the sounds mama, baba, nana, dat....but they aren't used to mean 1 specific thing yet, therefore, aren't words.

Lexi - posted on 08/22/2010

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Hi! Ok, so we just took Camryn (born June 6th) to her pediatrician on July 28, and in preparation for that I wrote down all her words in case they asked what she can say, because she's been talking up a storm. Some are full words, some are not. Example:

Sippy: she says sssss for sippy
Food: foof
Balloon: bahgnnn (seems she hasn't figured out the L sound yet...)
ball: ba
Baby: she says mommy. haha
Thank you: thk oo
No: no no
Daddy: Da Da
Pretty: diddy
More: Ma
Bubbles: buh buh.
Tickle: tkl tkl
Oh, and of course, her favorite: ELMO. haha

Animal sounds:
cow, dog, cat, horse, lion, monkey, fish, bunny, dinosaur, elephant...

That's all I've got off the top of my head, but I know there are more I'm forgetting... Hope that helps!

Debi - posted on 08/22/2010

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Ta is the only word said clearly and in context, when she wants something you have. she grizzles mama and dada on occassion. and i think she says na sometimes when she does not want to do something. 14 months

Claire - posted on 08/22/2010

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Aaron is 14 months and says mommy, daddy, baby, dere (there), wawa (flower). My eldest who's almost 5 spoke much later, but speaks perfectly well now. They all have their own timeline! My mom says I said my first word at age 3 and then never shut up!!! Lol! Enjoy your little bub and all the little words she'll learn to say, so cute! X

Dianne - posted on 08/21/2010

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My son A.J. says dada and mom, ta ta ta ta (famous word with pointing to things) and done so far. However he understands what I am saying and concentrates on my mouth a lot of times, when I notice him doing this I repeat a word very slowly and he tries to copy with no success. I still do this about 6 times a day, he communicates to me with sign language a lot more than words. I know he will talk when ready and so will Alexis, absolutely normal.

Lori - posted on 08/21/2010

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Sarah,
I was so glad to see your post. My son has just turned 14 months and he has the same vocabulary as your daughter. I know he understands everything also. I just could not figure out why he is not saying much. I feel so much better knowing he is where he shoud be.
Thank you,
Lori

Cheryl - posted on 08/20/2010

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my son turned 14 months on the 17th and i swear its like he learns a new word every day. he started sayin "stop it" about 2 months ago so that is still his fave but he also says, mama, dada, papa, cow, more, whats that, done, hi, hello, bye, shoe, here, no, look, what, ball, shrek, get it, thank you, and a lot of other mumbled stuff i haven't figured out yet!

Colene - posted on 08/19/2010

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It's so amazing how they can understand so much. If you'd like Alexis to be able to communicate with you a little more, you might consider introducing some baby sign language. My daughter "talks" to me using signs. She does say quite a few words; her favorite is "wa-wa" (water). But we started with a few baby signs and gradually introduced more as she learned them. She knows 40 - 50 signs now and my husband and I are blown away by how great it is that our baby "talks" so much with us. I know 40 - 50 is a lot and I didn't need to teach her all of them. But it is so stinking cute when she does it, that I can't help but finding out how to sign the name of something she shows interest in.

Shannon - posted on 08/19/2010

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my daughter doesnt really talk either, she knows what everything she is, like her bath and food, but she just screeches until she gets it. she used to say momma all the time and then she stopped all together and just said nana(which is my mom) but now shes saying momma again. she doesnt really talk, but babbles all the time

Brittni - posted on 08/19/2010

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My baby girl says probably around 40 words. I have a local understanding of most of them- and I am sure not everyone can understand what she is saying. She does "Your baby can read" so I think that helps her to copy and learn to say new words. She says a few phrases but not many. Her funniest word has been "tickle." But, I know a lot of kids older than her that don't talk near as much. Have fun enjoying listening to her chatter more and more!

Ashley - posted on 08/19/2010

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My daughter turns 14 months in about a week and is very chatty. She has been babbling in her own langauge since she was about 5 months, and now says about 13 words and can sing "Row, row, row, your, boat."

My hubby and I talk and explain things to her all the time. We also ask her questions, even if she cannot respond verbally we know that she is listening, thinking, and learning. She definitely understands because she uses gestures and will even grab us to show us what she wants. We also read to her...when she sits still long enough.

I do believe children speak when they are ready, and exposure to launguage is key. I have even started teaching her a few signs which she is catching on to very quickly. I notice that she is also less frustrated when using the signs to communicate. Which equals fewer “melt-downs” YAY! :-)

Jamie - posted on 08/19/2010

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My 14 month old is the same way! He doesnt speak but 3 words right now, He does a lot of grunting and screaching, mummbles,babbles and uses all sorts of sounds. He points at what he wants, he waves. HE understands so much more than it seems. I can always seem to know what he wants and what hes thinking even though he doesnt speak. I ask him to do things and he does them. Simple things like...Go grab tippy, get mommy a diaper, throw yucky diaper in trash, hand mommy tippy, pick up toy, Do you want a bath?, are you hungry? do you want milk or juice? ( I show him both and let him point at the one he wants.) He chooses his clothes, shoes, ECT......Im told not to worry about vocal words till 18 months, My daughter didnt start saying more than 2 words till then,So Im not worried, hes obviosly understanding the world around him...

Crystal - posted on 08/18/2010

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My 14 month is just starting to try to copy what we say. She only says ball, but it doesn't quite sound right yet, but she will point to a ball and say it. Your daughter will start talking when she is ready, she may just not want to talk.

Kristine - posted on 08/18/2010

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Hi,

My son will be 14 months on the 26th, and he says about 5 words regularly . Mama, Dada, ball, up, and hat. Sometimes he will say baba, and nana.
I read a lot about milestones at different ages. For 14 months the "norm" is only 2-3 words other than mama & dada. I've seen kids that are almost two that say less than that.
I wouldn't worry, 14 months is still pretty young.

Meggan - posted on 08/18/2010

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My son could say 20 words at 10 months, then all of a sudden he stopped saying them (when he started walking) and now he only say mummy, daddy, bottle and dont. But he understand almost everything I'm say. If I ask him if he has a poo poo, he grabs his nappy if he does.

Deanna - posted on 08/18/2010

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My son is the same way. He can say a few words mamma dadda hi and ball. But he understands what i say. If i say can i have a hug or kiss he gives you a hug and kiss or if you say go get elmo or your ball he goes and gets it.

Filomena - posted on 08/17/2010

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my 14 month says the usual momma, dada and awa and the rest who knows hes talking to me but never know what hes saying i just mimic what he says and pretend conversate with him :)

Nicole - posted on 08/17/2010

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Wow - my 14 month old REFUSES to say anything resembling Mom. But, she says dad, duck, dog (and phrases that mean "Honey dog" and "General dog" - the two dog's names), ear, eyes, kitty cat, hi, don-don-don (done!), ball, uh-oh (the current favorite!), and ee-ii (but won't add the "o"). She'll put the words together - dog ear - when playing with her stuffed dog's ear. It just bugs me that she refuses to call me anything!

Vicky - posted on 08/16/2010

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My son is a mirror image of your LO. He can say, mama, dada, nana & ta and thats it. He will look at or point at whatever you say though so I know he;s taking it all in.
I'm not at all worried. My niece was the same. She's now 26 months and is saying really advanced words and sentances. They all catch up xx

Colleen - posted on 08/16/2010

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My son is 14 months on the 24th, and he know 19 words, but this I attribute to the fact that he has a 3 yr old sister who speaks like an adult.

Mwape Kapenda - posted on 08/16/2010

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Yasha's first word was mum and then he started saying babe, cat, dad, come and up. Now he keeps picking up one word and letting go of the other.

Jessica - posted on 08/15/2010

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My 14 month old says quite a few words, but she has a 5 year old older sister and is in daycare. I really think being exposed to other kids makes a big difference, because I think this child is learning to speak more quickly than my first did.

Kerrianne - posted on 08/15/2010

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hi my little one is 14 months, and he hardly says anything, he went through a stage saying Mama all the time, now he sounds like he saying car!!.. lol..

think of it!! einstein didnt talk till he was 4 apparently :))
Im not worried at all.. him not saying a lot, but soo intresting how much kids are saying :))

Jamie - posted on 08/15/2010

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My son is 14 months n the only thing he says is momma, dadda, uhoh n ya. but he understands when i tell him stuff like pick up the ducky,hell point then go grab it, or throw your diaper in the trash, hell take it from me then carry it to the trash can n throw it in. If he didnt understand things around him I would be worried...He has a 2 year old sister who talks for him, if he points at the fridge shell tell me he wants milk or hes hungry ect. I know from experiance that by 18 months they say more than 5 words and can do so much and want to do more, So be ready!

Tenille - posted on 08/15/2010

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Mine's the same way...mama dada byebye that's about it & only if we say it first

Tabitha - posted on 08/14/2010

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My son says 10-15 words already. I'm so excited to see what comes outa his mouth next!! He's a really smart baby too, all babies are different though.

Charlotte - posted on 08/14/2010

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Robert is the same age he only says mummy \ mum mum when i last saw the health visitor she said by the time he is 18 months he should say 10+ words he will never be doing that i am not worried because he is the same as your daughter he understands every thing i ask him to do and he follows instructions he will talk when he is ready.

Jessica - posted on 08/13/2010

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my 14 month old is an only child too. She has a small vocabulary. Mama, Dada, Mom, Daddy, yes, no, bye-bye (with waving), get, and "An San" (Aunt Sandy

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My son is almost 14 months. He knows how to say Mom, Mama (Grandma), Get it, Spongebob, Mitz (Cats Name), Ice Cream Truck(I am so amazed that he can say that but he loves the ice cream truck), Milk, Bye, Yeah and Roll (when singing patty cake). I try to say simple commands when talking to him.

Dale - posted on 08/13/2010

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my little one says mumma, dadda, bubba, here'yare (when she wants something) rarah (her name is sarah) where'd you go (when polaying peek-a-boo) tada, ta, hi, hello and bye

Ashley - posted on 08/13/2010

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My daughter is 14 months and just started saying words like she knows what they mean(not just baby talk) She can say "mama" "dada" "mom" (for grandma) "baba"(bottle) "nigh' nigh'" (when she is tired) "nana" (bananas) "yeah" But like you said she knows what the words I am saying mean, she just won't repeat them back to me yet. We are trying to teach her sign language for basic words (please, thank-you, ball, milk) so that she doesn't get so frustrated that she can't talk yet. :)

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Hi everyone my 13month old says morning, thank you hi, bye, da-da, ma-ma and a variety of other words like ball book! small things but I just talk with her we have never used baby talk with her and she also watches ur baby can read! Sarah just keep talking she will talk when she is ready!

Catherine - posted on 08/13/2010

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mine says daddy all the time and now starting to say hello but in his terms hes saying yello aka hello

Aiyana - posted on 08/13/2010

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Roanan is so cute! He says Dada, Mo-mmm, Bubba, Ba (for ball), Nin nin(when he wants ninny, I still breastfeed), Patty-cake, Dod(dog), and our favorite is when he says Cat, he gets all excited, does the sign for cat, and shouts CAT all at the same time! So about 8 or so words. We use a lot of sign language, that seems to help a lot!

Dawn - posted on 08/12/2010

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My daughter says mama, dada, dog, cat, yes, no, stop it (attitude already! *sigh*), bad, ball, cup, clap, book, duck, all done, hi, blues clues, paw print (I know too much tv much yikes?) and a few others. I constantly ask her questions, label things and one of the things I think is really working for us is the Your Baby Can Read series. We watch 2x per day like recommended and she has picked up so much from it. Some kids focus more on physical things at first for instance my daughter didn't walk until just before she turned 14 months but she's been talking since 7 months. I'm sure your baby will be jabbering like crazy before you know it!

Rachel - posted on 08/12/2010

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Hi Sarah.
My daughter Sophie is not saying much at all, but as with your baby she understands everything we say to her. She is starting to repeat or try to in her own language. My husband has just started doing letter sounds with her and she loves to make the sound of an Sssss for Sophie. Hang in there.

Desiree - posted on 08/12/2010

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My son William says quite a few words like Car, dog, Dora, he says YOOOOOO when yo gabba gabba is on. He says dada, eat, peasss (please),uh-oh, and who's that. Then he babbles alot.

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My son says a few words, but the only consistent ones are of things he likes or wants. "Bub" means he wants me to blow bubbles for him, but can mean Pop as well. Nana means banana. "Guck" can mean clock, truck or duck depending on the circumstance. "Tsis" is cheese (his favourite food). 'Brrmm brrmm" is car or anything that goes brrmm brrmm (I'm very careful to say tell him, yes, it's a car or plane or bus or whatever). "Uh oh" when he drops something. "Ag" or "Aga" for Oscar (our dog or any dog for that matter).
This might be just his temperament, but I've found that he's more willing to do and copy things if I don't make a big fuss over it, just praise him in a calm tone of voice (for example, "good talking", "good eating", "good walking", "good clapping" etc) I used to make big fuss with clapping and high pitched praise, but I think that was just too overwhelming and embarrassed him.

Leslie - posted on 08/12/2010

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I agree that they will do it when it's time for them to do it. My son doesn't really say anything at all. he doesn't even really say mama or dada very often and when he does I don't think he always means it. I think if they are not talking a little by the time they are going to their 18 month check up then it is worth talking to the doctor about. I do hear though that boys are slower to talk than girls are.

Sandra - posted on 08/12/2010

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my son see's a cat and says "at" he crawls up to you and goes "uh uh uh" for up. He definitely understands up and down, we say "YUM YUM YUM time for food" and he comes over to his chair, he closes the doors in the house when I say "close the door" - he comprehends very well. He also babbles a lot still, but only a few things really mean anything in particular.

Janessa - posted on 08/12/2010

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No, my little guy only says uh oh. That's what my other little guy did too. My little girl was saying a lot more, but I don't remember how much at that age. They just figure it out as they go along. I never really try to rush them because I know they are going to grow up too fast. They are fine as long as they are progressing. I wouldn't worry. Just enjoy each milestone.

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