16 month old talking .. how about you?

Ashley - posted on 07/23/2010 ( 31 moms have responded )

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At 15 months how many words should a baby be able to say? how many can your child say now? My daughter i think can say quite a bit, while her cousin the same age barely says mom.

Words Piper can say

Hi, Hey,Hello,Yeah,Yay, No, Hot,

Uh-oh, Bye,Night-Night, i love you ( although it sounds more like I la ew but i know what shes saying and its adorable i love it!)

Momma, Dada, Nana, Papa,Aunt B,Haylee

CawCaw (means bird) Moo( for a cow) Baaa ( for a sheep)

No, Baby,BaBa (for her sippy cup),Happy, (When u ask her how she is today she says Goo meaning Good..lol)

Cheesie,Soopie (for her pacifier),Bank( means Blanket)Belly

Eye,Diego,Shhhh ( and holds her finger to her mouth), DeDeDe (means dora but its not really a clear word),cheese ) whether when she wants some cheese or sees a camera.lol)

Ow,Peas,Huh?,ChooChoo (when she watches chuggington the train)

what else does everyone else kids say? im not trying to brag or anything im just curious about other kids.

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Emma - posted on 08/02/2010

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you are trying to brag.i dont understand why as half the words she says is still baby talk and not real words.just enjoy your daughter,they all get there in the end.

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Mandy - posted on 08/12/2010

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My son says Dada, Mama on rare occasions, kitty cat, cheese, an hello. He doesnt say anything else and honestly it worries me as I just feel liek he can if he tries but he doesnt find a need to.

Janine - posted on 08/07/2010

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wow, i am sometimes worried cause my daughter does't talk as much as some of the other kiddies, but then i remind myself she was born on 35 weeks so she is doing pretty well, they say the sooner kids sits, crawl, walk etc, then they use their right brain more, (creative/active etc) abi started walking on 9.5 months (8.5)months & when they start talking at a early age then they use more of the left side of their brain (intelligence)... its amazing.... sometime you have to listen carefully what abi is saying, but hey, we getting there: MAMA, DADA, OUMA(GRANNY), OU(GRANDAD), KYK DA(LOOK THERE), MYNE(MINE), NOG(MORE), TT(BOTTLE), NEE(NO), JA(YES), BUBBLE(BYBEL/BIBLE), WOEF(DOG), MEAU(CAT), MMM(NICE), HEY, WOW, NOENIE(MOENIE/DON'T) JAN JAN (JANDRE) NANA (SWEETS) DOE DOE(SLEEP) BABA(BABY OR ANY CHILD)... so we getting there... can see she wants to start communicating more, gets frustrated sometimes, she understands alot more than what she can say, so ofcourse tantrums started... ha ha ha... looks like I might have a more sporty child...

Cara - posted on 08/05/2010

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My hubby and I wrote down all the words our 16 month old says on a regular basis and it added up to approx. 130 words we are shocked......



There seems to be a big difference between the boys and girls for sure!

Jamie - posted on 08/05/2010

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Wow! That's so awesome!! Our son can say;
Mama, Dada, night-night, moo, raff (giraffe) go!, no, duck, quack, baba, more, no-more, ball, car,cat, birdie, dog, wait, hey, yeah, book, boo, beep-beep, eyes, bob-bowl (bubble) banana (he actually says ba-nana) he says raar for lion, says eee-eee while touching his head for monkey LOL Shhh, (w/ the finger) wasthat (what's that) cheese,
Wow.. I guess when we write it all out, thats alot too! :)

We are still waiting for the I love you!! I can't wait!!!

Dawn - posted on 08/05/2010

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My 16 month old isn't as versed as your child, but he says No, Bye-Bye, Mama, Dada, Grandpa, Elmo (mo-mo), Bottle, Baba (any drink), All done, Uh-oh Night Night, I love you, ball. Yeah (and claps).

Kathy - posted on 08/05/2010

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I'm so glad you asked this! I was wondering too, but didn't want to ask because I was afraid it would sound like I was bragging. But seriously, my little guy is such a chatterbox that my husband and I were starting to fear that he was going to be so much smarter than us and we'd never be able to keep up with him (much less stay ahead of him!)

Our little guy has a "vocabulary" of somewhere around 60 "words" with a few two word combos. Some of his words are very strange (for example, he says "doh!" for firetruck or whenever he hears a siren), but as he uses them consistently, I am told that they count as words (he just moved from saying "ichee" for truck to twuck.)

We also started baby sign around 9 months, and I think it helped, although he is signing less as he talks more.

Biya - posted on 08/05/2010

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My son is 16months and says a lot but hard to hear or understand. i can only hear nana, mama, dada, yes or bye bye.

Pina - posted on 08/05/2010

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Great job! your baby can say many words. My baby boy also, he knows and can understand almost everything we talk about but seem like he can say only single word now.

The words he can say are (in thai ^_^); Papa(Por), Mommy(Mae), Cheap(Kae), Watermelon(Mo but the full word is Tang Mo), No(Mai-Ao), Go(Pai), Yes(Ao), Dog(Mah), Fish(Pa), Bin(Ya but the full word is KaYa)

And the sound he can make is Meaw (cat), Hong Hong (Dog), Por Pae (Raining)

^_^

Katja Casey - posted on 08/04/2010

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My little guy does not speak that much yet but I was not expecting it either. He is learning English (Daddy), German (Me) and Spanish (Grandma) but he does understand all 3 of us and response to everything. He kinda started saying bid (bird), pane (airplane), Aqua, alle alle (all gone in German), Mama, Dada, Nana and a whole bunch of Language that we do not understand. I am not to worried and I also know that he will be confused at one point and mix all 3 languages together but that is OK, after all he has a whole life time to speak!!!

Kaylynn - posted on 08/03/2010

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16 months: mama, dada, no, oh-no, stop, stinky, woh, wee (on rides), dog, baba, woof, yumyum (wants to eat), what's that, ut-oh, up, down, sit, stacy, titi (aunt), fishy, nanny, pop, sadie (dog)--sayee, mo (elmo), itsy (so I will sing itsy bitsy spider), and something I am not so proud of: shit...more like thit, but said it after me----over and over...she dropped her spoon and instead of the normal ut-oh, "thit"...great..

Brandi - posted on 08/03/2010

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My daughter is 16 months old and says alot. She first said mom at 4 months old and my son who is now 4 months old is trying to talk. Brylee can say most of the same as yours also there is uppy da-puupy dog, Ki-Killian(her brother) juice, bu-book, boat, and alot so I would say it all depends on your kid and how much the parent works with them, Your daughter sounds very smart and you should be very proud. :)

Tiffany - posted on 08/03/2010

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my daughter also 16 months says a lot of things and its very clear the words she says. but shes nosy so most of her things are "where is it" who is that" "go bye bye", bird, moon, grandma she calls grandpa bobo for some reason, mommy, daddy, i wish shed say i love you im waiting for it! oh and we now have a fish named WHOA,

Abby - posted on 08/02/2010

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my son can say words like mik (milk).. no more (obviously, if he doesnt want more food or drinks etc).. daddy, mum, juice, phone.. etc! he can identify most of the pictures in the book.. like clock, apple, house, mote( for remote) it's amazing how he absorbs everything like a sponge !

Eve - posted on 08/02/2010

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My daughter started talking [words other than dada, mama, nana] when she was about 9 months. She talks a lot. She can say
duck [her first word!]
look [which she says constantly to be told what things are]
be happy
hello
bye bye
mine
shoes
boots
juice [which means any liquid she's drinking]
book [she reads all the time lol]
bag
peepees
gog [which means God]
bees [which is please]
bird
trees
keys

She can also say her animal noises
duck
cow
sheep
dog
cat
mouse
owl
horse [she does clicks like a horses hoof]
fish [opens and closes her mouth]
chicken

There's probably more I can't remember right now. She can also tell you how old she is, point out all her body parts [including her knees, shoulders, arm, fingers, thumb, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, teeth, brush her hair, tummy, toes, feet.

She just loves to learn. She's never been forced to do things, she asks all the time and would rather "read" her books than play!

Melinda - posted on 08/02/2010

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My son is social with all of his babbling but isn't the strongest speaker even though he seems to undertand a fair amount of things we say. He says Ba (food or drink), Dog (anything with 4 legs LOL), Baby, Mama and Dada, and right now we're working on Shoes and Please which he has attempted a few times. I'm not too worried yet. He seems to be zooming ahead of the game at all of the physical and spatital things- he loves to figure out how things work and is very observant but his communication is on the slower end of the curve so we just do our best to teach and encourage and will keep an eye on things.

Sarah - posted on 08/02/2010

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mama, papa, lala (her aunt lisa), venus (dog), no, stop, please, up, poopoo, thank you, blankey, shoe, nose, eye, ouch, stop, baba, yeh, hola, ball, dog, woof woof, duck, quack quack, (every animal is a dog right now LOL) , sings twinkle twinkle little star, and happy birthday... she started singing before she started talking=)

Nicola - posted on 07/30/2010

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my son can say mama and dada. but that's about it. he vocalizes a lot, but it isnot words yet. he is currently started on speech therapy, as he is not exactly where he probably should be for his age! We shall see how it goes!

Aneliese - posted on 07/30/2010

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My nearly 17 month old can say a lot.

Mummy, Daddy, baby, dog, cat, cow, bird, jump, boobie, ta, kank koo is thank you. night, bye, hello, hi, yes, no, banana, dinner, bath, toast, yum, yuck, blocks, chair, toys, cheese, woof, meow, moo, baa, come, go, etc. she will try and say whatever we ask her to.

She also understand things, like "how was your day?" she will say good, or nah good if shes being cheeky.

She can also say and point to most body parts.

Kerry - posted on 07/30/2010

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my son isnt saying to many actuall words but he is jimmer jammering from the time his eyes open in the morning til he falls asleep at night however the few words he does say are:
mumma ( momma me )
gama ( grama )
cup
ball
no ( awsome...NOT!! )
up
bubba ( what he calls his uncle )
ya
hey
i was a little concerned about his speach so i asked his Dr. and all he told me was as long as he recognizes up to 5 things and has words to discribe them than theres no reason to worry right now

Tiffany - posted on 07/29/2010

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My son says a few "bubba" (what we call him) mama, dada, ampa (grampa), uh oh, yeah, keey (kitty), no no.

I think he is doing great :]

Lisa - posted on 07/29/2010

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Mine doesn't say any words, and doesn't seem at all interested in saying any, either! He babbles non-stop, and understands when we speak to him, but shows no interest in repeating. I'm not too concerned yet, I heard they should have 2-word phrases by the time they're 2, or should be evaluated. That said, by the time I was 15 months I was saying 3-word sentences!

Pamela - posted on 07/28/2010

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my 16th month old is a loud mouth and nearly as good as his 2.5 year old brother ( whos is a bit behind in speech)

he says-
no thats not nice
Can I have more
everybody clap
bath time
I need poos
I did wees
oh messy
in the bin
who's on the phone
lets get in car
my shoes
socks firsts
he can count to 3
and say all the normal car dog, mum dad nynie nana, Cameron , brother, oh no, oppsy, dinner, lunch , toast milk juice cup spoon fork so many and he is really good at peoples names which surprises me. He tells other kids off at daycare saying
no- out thats not nice
Naughty!
No don't

he sounds a bit like a little girl but daycare comment on how clear he is other people can understand him where as my 2.5 year old I can understand 70% of what he says but a stranger might only get 10% he says alot of words like hundreds and can count very well he just doesn't put them in sentences.

Every kid is different and he is catching up very fast to my 2.5 year old who currently thinks he is a fish ! whahah

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My oldest boy (now 3 years old) barely said a word at this age, but my youngest currently at this age is like yours speaks volumes and will even say phrases like "up the stairs"... I was very worried when my oldest was this age and not speaking but I see now that it's just true what you hear over and over and over again...every child is different...they just all develop faster in some areas than others. Interesting to see what everyone posted though.

Ashley - posted on 07/28/2010

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My son isnt saying a lot of words we can understand but we know that he understands what we are saying when we ask him if he is hungry and he goes to his high chair or if we tell him to go to his room to get ready for bed and he goes straight there.

Amanda - posted on 07/27/2010

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My son babbles a lot, but repeats specific words. Like tonight, my husband said dinner's ready, and Brody said dinner? He will say some things on his own (mama, dada, uh oh, etc) but most stuff he just repeats.

Meghan - posted on 07/27/2010

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Riely is very talkative as well...he is a mimic, anything you say he can repeat, whether he knows what it means or not. I don't know what they should be saying, but I would say based on the list you wrote, she is ahead of average.

Also, it depends on what your child likes. Riely loves animals, so he says dog, cat, rhino, el-phant, ig-nana, fish, g-aff, z-da...etc.

He also likes food, so he says cheese, apple, berry, kick-in, etc...

Emma - posted on 07/26/2010

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My daughter amazes me and her grandparents with her language. She's now 16 months and has been putting short sentences together for the last few weeks. We started baby signing when she was around 8 months, which really seems to have helped her sign and vocalise words. She's my first child and I don't really have any experience with babies / kids so don't know what's typical but it is so lovely to be able to have conversations with her - although obviously simple ones as I'm not saying she's a child genius or anything. Evidentally just a chatterbox like her Mom : )

Lisa - posted on 07/26/2010

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that does sound like a lot - my girl (same age) says a fair bit but probably not that much. It's great when you can communicate and they can let you know what it is they want

Chereen - posted on 07/26/2010

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my daughter started talking at 11months first word love music now she wil say sentences but its still baby talk

Virginia - posted on 07/23/2010

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My son is 16 months and can only say Da-Da, Ma-m, and Bu-ba (dad, mom, and brother)

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