How much does your baby talk now?

Sarah - posted on 11/11/2009 ( 33 moms have responded )

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My little girl is a chatter box! She talks talks talks... my husband and I are in the process of making a list of her words... we have over 90!! I'm going to be done with it and put it in her baby book... words at 18 months! I thinks that's a crazy huge vocabulary for her age! She's amazing!

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Karissa - posted on 12/25/2009

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My son is also a chatter box and loves to repeat a ton. i'm not sure how many words he knows i will have to make a list to find out exactly how many. i'm curious now to know just how many he says.

Charlotte - posted on 12/24/2009

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Wow!! That is amazing!! My son's favorites are "all gone" "all done" and "more". He says other words here and there but it's mostly gibberish...though he really truly thinks I understand...I just say "oh yeah?" "oh really?" all the time to make him THINK I understand :op He is starting to communicate his wants better but he's a little behind I think for his age. But we're workin on it :o)

Amy - posted on 12/23/2009

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Quoting Barb:

We have been working on our daughter with talking but it seems like it isnt working that well. what else can we do besides saying the word and having her try to say it back?



u can try making everything in to a name game like if you go to the store and you walk by something say green beans, or whatever it is and you can make a song out of comment words, counting things like that, but i wouldnt worry about her not talking so much every baby learns at their own paste. good luck!

Sarah - posted on 12/22/2009

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My 19 month old has a vocabulary of about 50 words or so. Her doctor was happy at her 18 month check up when we said she had a vocabulary of 40 words. We thought she was behind because we saw other kids her age using lots of words 7 even starting to talk in sentences. Each toddler develops at their own rate & doctors say that if your toddler is babbling all of the time & trying to speak, then you have nothing to worry about.

Sarah - posted on 12/07/2009

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Quoting kimberly:

that is so great!!!! my youngest son is about the same age and he does not talk hardly at all but my oldest son was the same wy as your daughter. By the time lucas about a year and half talkin to him was like talking to a 10 yr old. He is vocabulary was amazing..Is she you first???



Kimberly, Yes Scarlett is my first.  It's soooo exciting.  We are expecting our next in June 2010, so they will be 25 months apart!!  I'm loving it, hope I start feeling better soon tho!!!

Sarah - posted on 12/07/2009

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Quoting Clare:

Reading this thread makes me want to cry. I thought I was doing well trying to teach my little girl different words but obviously not doing it well enough. She has maybe 10 words if that and most of them she uses for lots of different things even if it doesn't make sense (calls every animal she sees 'Doggie'). She says so much but nothing that really makes sense. Just lots of babble that sounds as if it could be a words in another language. She is really pationate about what she is saying but most of it is just well pronounced rubbish. I was hoping she was just practising different sounds first. Oh dear. Maybe I will have to take her to speach therapy. Then again maybe she is speaking Klingon.



Oh, I wouldn't worry about it yet... every baby is different.  There are other posts on here that say their baby says about 10 words.  Give it some more time before therapy... I posted Scarlett's 90+ (110+) now becuase I think it's crazy, I didnt know it was possible for a 19mo to have that many words.  I have a sister that is 8, so I remember her baby years well... I really don't remember her saying nearly that many words.  LIke I say, give it time!  Good luck!

Deborah - posted on 12/06/2009

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aww how sweet my little is gettin really good at putting sentences together its amazin how quickly they pick up words she will say sentences but she gets over excited and start ramblin on and myself and my partner will just agree with wat we cant understand she will also sit down and read her books of first words i also sit down with her and explain to her wat the things are

Kimberly - posted on 12/02/2009

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that is so great!!!! my youngest son is about the same age and he does not talk hardly at all but my oldest son was the same wy as your daughter. By the time lucas about a year and half talkin to him was like talking to a 10 yr old. He is vocabulary was amazing..Is she you first???

Adele - posted on 12/02/2009

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My little boy has a good vocabulary Im sure it's down to his older brother. He will try to say anything but his favourite word is 'mam' which I must hear a 100 times a day!

He did make us a laugh the other day by saying 'dooby doo' for 'scooby doo'!

Bronwyn - posted on 12/01/2009

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My son only says a few words like mum, nana and "noises" for cat, dog and cow. He chatters alot but still no other words, seeing this I wonder if he is a bit behind??

Marguerite - posted on 12/01/2009

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my baba went for her 18 mth check-up yesterday and the nurse said that all her development has gone into the physical side - she walks, runs, DOES stuff at a very advanced level. and therefore the talking side has suffered somewhat. she also talks "babble" with great seriousness and concentration - we simply can't understand what she means at all. she has a few words, thankfully nothing negative, and her fave is "T" (for TV) and yesterday she said "TB" (for TV) - so it is improving and happening. But each child is different and we have to learn to relax, not pressurise them and enjoy the different stages when they happen. her understanding is very good, but she is very stubborn and will totally ignore us if we're saying something she doesn't want to hear! obviously gets that from my hubby! ;) the other thing is that my husband was her primary caregiver for the first year, and is still very involved - he is not a talker at all and therefore she would learn that behaviour from him. when we were all on holiday together for 2 weeeks, she started to use words far more - my influence, clearly as I am a great talker!

Leslie - posted on 11/24/2009

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My little girl knows a lot of words and she tries real hard to say most of them and some I can understand but most of it just sounds like sounds even though she is talking away. She can even read a little since we have used the baby can read videos. It seems like more and more everyday she is trying to say more words. The only thing is there is nothing that she says all the time and very few really recognizable words. So I was hoping this post would help with some insight. My conclusion: They all develop at their own pace and mine is just normal for her. Just hoping I could figure out how to get her to say the words without it sounding like babble.

Emily - posted on 11/24/2009

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Quoting Kylie:

Hey when I saw the topic my first thought was 'too much' lol.
Yeah my daughter never shuts up.. She is using two and three word sentences now, but she is quite shy around other people and takes about 10-15 before she will even say hello when we meet friends.


LOL!!!  That was my first thought too!  :)



 



My daughter talks so much and is constantly surprising us with new words and phrases everyday!  I think having an older sibling helps (her brother is 3 1/2).

Clare - posted on 11/23/2009

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Reading this thread makes me want to cry. I thought I was doing well trying to teach my little girl different words but obviously not doing it well enough. She has maybe 10 words if that and most of them she uses for lots of different things even if it doesn't make sense (calls every animal she sees 'Doggie'). She says so much but nothing that really makes sense. Just lots of babble that sounds as if it could be a words in another language. She is really pationate about what she is saying but most of it is just well pronounced rubbish. I was hoping she was just practising different sounds first. Oh dear. Maybe I will have to take her to speach therapy. Then again maybe she is speaking Klingon.

Melaina - posted on 11/23/2009

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Though my son does talk pretty well, he definitely uses his signs more than words still. Our doctor said that's normal in families that have used sign language, but we are really trying to encourage him to use words instead, or with, the signs. She says as long as he is continuing to try to communicate, and growing in his communication, there's no reason to worry.

Parvathy - posted on 11/23/2009

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i wonder if teaching sign language makes them less articulate or less communicative with words.. as my son signs a ton of words (we thought we were doing well!!) but says only a few meaningful words (or rather ones that we can understand!) ..babbles a ton .. does that count ?

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My daughter was the same at that age, people were constantly astounded at parks and things and some mother's actually got quite defensive! She is 4 now (I have an 18 m.o. as well) and she is still a wonderful talker although thankfully many other kids have caught up and she socialises very well with her peer group. I was worried as her paed mentioned she may be "gifted" which I'm sure is wonderful but isolating for kids. Happy just to have a bright child!

Barb - posted on 11/20/2009

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We have been working on our daughter with talking but it seems like it isnt working that well. what else can we do besides saying the word and having her try to say it back?

Lori - posted on 11/20/2009

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I am glad I read these posts. Our son is 18mos and has over 100 words and he repeats everything we say. He uses please, thank-you, and sorry (when I ask him to apologize). His most common words are more, all done, down, up, and hand (when he wants someone to go with him). We had him enrolled in music and sign-language classes at 9mos. I was advised to speak to him often when he was a newborn. I name objects in grocery stores and count the steps on the way out of the house. I cannot say that this is why he speaks so well but it may have helped the process. I would like to start a post on hitting and kicking...I'm at a loss.

Melissa - posted on 11/19/2009

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Lila talks a lot too. I think the list is a great idea. I did that with my son. I have slacked on the writing it all down with her though, darn it... She says sentences and uses her words very well. She gets mad at her older brother when he loves on me and she says, No that's my mom! She says drink, eat, a bite, get off, get away, mine, yes, no, Leo, Tommy, Dad, Mom, Mommy, Dog, cow, pig, horse, have a seat, sit down.... Man the list goes on... I better write it down.

Pam - posted on 11/19/2009

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that is absolutely fantastic!!! My little 1 is a talker though I have not counted her words. Do'nt think I would get to 90 but I am super proud too. So nice to have a talkative baby.Love it.

Ashley - posted on 11/19/2009

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My 17 month old daughter talks A LOT. Her first sentence was actually "Go back to bed mommy". When I told her that I didn't want to go back to bed, she told me that I was "mean mean". My cousin has a son a month older than my daughter and she said that he doesn't really talk much, but that he is much more mobile. He enjoys getting into things and making messes. I guess every baby just develops differently.

Nikki - posted on 11/19/2009

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Quoting Lisa:

What a great idea to put in her baby book!
My little guy has amazing comprehension but not the vocab to match. I'd be hard pressed to list 10 words he can say so the ped told us yesterday that it's time for speech therapy. It helped to read all these posts about all the different times your kids started talking. My daughter was a chatterbox like Sarah's so this is new to me :)


We just went to our 18 mo. apt and the doc said it is typical for an 18 month old to have a 10 word vocab.  Strange that your doc wants him on speech therapy...  She was floored that ours could say 40-50 words.  I'm thinking every baby develops at their own pace!

Lisa - posted on 11/19/2009

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What a great idea to put in her baby book!

My little guy has amazing comprehension but not the vocab to match. I'd be hard pressed to list 10 words he can say so the ped told us yesterday that it's time for speech therapy. It helped to read all these posts about all the different times your kids started talking. My daughter was a chatterbox like Sarah's so this is new to me :)

Sarah - posted on 11/18/2009

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My daughter's word of the week... STOP. she learned NO way too soon, so whenever I tell her no, she just yells no back at me. So I started telling her to stop instead of no... now she tells me to stop... ugh

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I'm so jealous! Of course girls talk more than boys, but I wish he would just go ahead and speak his mind! (I know I'll regret saying that later!) Connor will say a few things, "no" being high on the list. His first sentence was "Who is that?" And now he uses it frequently! Especially if he hears a noise outside or someone knocks on the door! He's starting to mimick sounds as well.
Kerry, I agree. When it's just C and me, we don't really talk that much, but I'm sure that once there is another baby in the picture, we'll be chatting away!

Kerry - posted on 11/17/2009

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My older son (4) spoke in single words for ages and still talks slowly and over pronounces (I want to go....to ....the ....PARK). So I have been interested the the different speech development of my second son (19 months) who seems to talk a lot more and already uses three words together like "bye bye mum"
I think it makes a big difference when the child has a sibling to learn to talk from too, plus I guess us parents talk lots more too when there is more than one child....what do you think?

Kylie - posted on 11/15/2009

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Hey when I saw the topic my first thought was 'too much' lol.
Yeah my daughter never shuts up.. She is using two and three word sentences now, but she is quite shy around other people and takes about 10-15 before she will even say hello when we meet friends.

Jennifer - posted on 11/12/2009

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It is amazing adding new words and putting together little sentences, more every day. My daughter who is 10 didn't talk until she was over two so I'm blown away at my son's comprehension and list of words and phrases.

Amy - posted on 11/12/2009

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Wow, that's great! My son only says a few words, "All Done" is is fav I think. He also has been having a lot of fun dropping things and saying "Oh oh" He actually just recently started to focus on talking He was always more determined to move around or explore things, so he was late with talking.

Melaina - posted on 11/12/2009

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My son talks a lot too! He doesn't have anywhere near 90 words yet, but he does use two or three word phrases already! Its so exciting!

Chelle - posted on 11/12/2009

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WOW! That is so kewl! LOL! I was all excited today cuz my son can say about 10 words. LOL! But he just recently started saying anything and we were getting worried because he was falling behind. My son was a preemie also, a 33 weeker. But that is really neat!

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