How many body parts can your child name?

Kristen - posted on 04/24/2009 ( 31 moms have responded )

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I may be just a proud mama but my 18 month old can name a lot of body parts and I was wondering how many was "the norm"..her doc said about 8 was usual but she knows more than that! she can name head, hair, forehead, eye, nose, mouth, teeth, chin, cheek(sometimes), ear, neck, arm, belly, back, butt(lol so funny to hear her say), leg, knee, foot, toes, hand, fingers, and with a lil help she can point out her elbow and underarm. I just ask her where they are and she points to them, she can also say most of them..haha thanks for listening to me brag!!!

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Samm - posted on 12/22/2011

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my son is 20 months and he can name all facial, ears, belly button, bum, "pee"pee lol.. feet toes, fingers hands, head hair.. pretty much everything!

Robin - posted on 09/02/2009

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My son says ear, nose, eyes, mouth, head, finga ( fingers), toes, hand, feet, arm, legs, belly, and butt.

Amber - posted on 08/28/2009

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Oh my goodness she's doing great! My son will touch MY nose and eyes and when I try to show him things on HIS body he gets all giggly like he thinks i'm trying to tickle him, so he jumps on me and tickles me back! My daughter (who's now four) caught on right away like yours has but my son just wants to play!

Cheyenne - posted on 08/23/2009

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my son is 22 months- he says and points to: forehead, hair, head, ears, dimples, teeth, tongue, mouth, lip, eye brows, chest, butt, we-we, tummy, feet, toes, hands, fingers, leg

Staci - posted on 08/20/2009

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At 18 months my daughter could name 10 or 11 body parts. The funniest one to hear her say was knee. She sounded like the knights from The Search for the Holy Grail movie.

Felisha - posted on 08/19/2009

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My 22 month olds twins kn0w (teeth, eyes, nose, hair, cheeks, chin, neck, head, face, chest, belly, bellybutton, arms, hands, fingers, toes, elbows, shoulders, legs, knees, toes, feet, bottom, and back) 24, and at 18 months they knew about 12, but their pedi also said 4-8 was the norm. I think me staying at home helped them alot. Your baby sounds like she is doing amazing!

Kristyn - posted on 08/15/2009

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Quoting Trina :

Congrats to the kids who are doing so well naming and saying body parts. Mine little one points to about 6 body parts but doesn't speak any of them. She hardly sits still long enough to listen and learn. She is quite the busy body, but is slowing down some. I can't wait till she begins to talk clearer. Nothing like my first, she was already saying sentences by this age.



Mine was like that too for a while, but what encouraged her was when she started to see the other little kids in her daycare learning and speaking, so she wanted to do it too. I think its cute that she has a competitive spirit at this age.

Kristyn - posted on 08/15/2009

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Wow! Thats remarkable. My baby can name the basics, and she is stealy leaning new ones everyday. She knows of course the basics like eyes, nose, lips, teeth, and ears. She knows cheeks, hair, fingers, feet, toes (she calls em "piggies" lol), and belly. But we're still learning. She soaks up all new things like a sponge. Congrats with your little one. Hope ur having as much fun teaching yours as I have with mine!

Marci - posted on 08/14/2009

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My little man can name all that yours can along with teeth, armpit, elbow, belly button, and tongue. So it must be the norm to be able to name many more than 8. Sometimes I wonder what doctors are doing.

Terrica - posted on 08/14/2009

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Yes my Daughter Knows a few, eyes, nose, Mouth, stomach, ears, elbow is called el bow bow, so cute she can name quite a few toes knees, fingers etc I'm so proud of her i do the numbers and abc with her everyday around the same time so it's like a lesson for her she loves it and she knows when it's time

Erin - posted on 08/02/2009

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i'm a proud mama too, my son is 21 months, he can say and point to his head, eyes, nose,mouth, hair, ears,arms,hands, boobies, belly, pee pee, butt,legs, feet, piggies (toes). it's always fun to brag!!!!!!!!!

Alison - posted on 07/22/2009

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Hi All, You can all be very proud, afterall you taught them just about everything they know.. My daughter is 21mths tomorrow and she points to and says: eyes, ears, nose, hair, chin, eye-brows,mouth, neck, tongue, arms, legs, feet, toes, fingers, nails, tummy, bottom, elbows, shoulders, head, teeth, hands, knees and hips ('cos she loves to dance ;-)). I must work on nostrils, ankles and wrists..But my favourite is...HEART (which she also says in Japanese 'kokoro' :-)). I think at this age saying anywhere between 2 and 400 words is 'normal'. I love listening to the sentences, because you can hear the sweet little tone in her voice and see the brain ticking over all at once..

Rhianna - posted on 07/04/2009

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My daughter is 20 mos old and can name: nose, mouth, teeth, tongue, piggies (toes), fingers, hair, ears, eyes (her favorite) belly, peachy (vagina), butt, knees, albow, & arm pits! She loves poking you in the eye to show you where they are haha

Trina - posted on 06/27/2009

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Congrats to the kids who are doing so well naming and saying body parts. Mine little one points to about 6 body parts but doesn't speak any of them. She hardly sits still long enough to listen and learn. She is quite the busy body, but is slowing down some. I can't wait till she begins to talk clearer. Nothing like my first, she was already saying sentences by this age.

Heidi - posted on 06/26/2009

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My son is 20 months old today, he points to and says: head, hair, eyes, ears, mouth, nose, teeth, arms, hands, belly, bum, legs, feet, toes. Right now I'm trying to get him to point to shoulders & knees (so we can sing head & shoulders...) but he gets them mixed up sometimes still.

He is very good at talking, i can get him to say pretty much any word if you just say "say -----" it is always atleast pretty close!

Dana - posted on 06/24/2009

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If you don't brag who will? LOL. I'm so proud of my lil' girl too. I didn't know if it was unusual, but i guess it's not! Um, she can NAME eyes, ears, nose, mouth, teeth, chin, knee, belly button and toes. But she knows and points to all that plus hair, head, neck, tongue, foot, leg, fingers, hand, elbow, tummy, and back. I think that's all. Oh and (hahah) ninnie (for boobs).

Olga - posted on 06/23/2009

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My daughter knows all the body parts you mentioned and can say pretty much all of them as well... She also speaks in sentences now... is that normal? she started that about a month ago.... she can count to 8 (sometimes 10)... first time I asked her to count mommy's fingers she did, that was a few months ago... and I couldn't believe it! I was just joking around! So my hubby and I are scrambling to find the camera because we knew noone would believe that our 16 month old can count to 5! By the time we got the camera she wouldn't do it anymore! Isn't that always the way with them?? now my husband gets her to say "mommy farted' when we go out! She says it pretty loud too!

Toni - posted on 06/17/2009

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my daughter knows, most of her body parts to point at.. and says most of them.. sometimes

Adf0905 - posted on 06/15/2009

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My daughter can say and point to eyes, ears, hair, head, nose, teeth, mouth, cheeks, arms, hands, fingers, elbows, belly, butt, bobbies (what she calls boobs), knees, toes, and feet. And just this week she's started counting up to 4. I love this age....they're literally like little sponges!

Lynette - posted on 06/14/2009

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My baby is 19 months and she can name: eyes, mouth, head, hair, nose, ears, leg, butt butt(don't know why she has to say it twice), feet, nu-nu (don't ask), and toes. She doesn't say hands or fingers but will point them out when asked. I thought she was taking too long to talk and even voiced my concerns to her pediatrician but was assured that she is on the right track. Your baby is doing fine.

Deborah - posted on 06/13/2009

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Hi

My son can say and point to the following body parts:

Nose, eyes, ears, mouth, teeth, head, hair, elbows, toes, feet, knees, fingers and pee pee. He also points to my breast and says boo boos. (too cute)

He does all the colors too...he is AMAZING! Counting he does 1, 2 and 10..its funny.

Sacha - posted on 05/20/2009

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Well done!!! My wee Connor isn't talking as such but when I ask him he can point to all the body parts I ask. That is really neat.

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My daughter can point to pretty much all her body parts if I ask her where they are, except for face ones, she usually makes an expression with that part (sniffing for nose, blinking for eyes, chomping for teeth, and sticking out her tongue). She's recently started saying most of them as well, but clearly she has toes, knees, shoulders, head, eyes, and teeth. I am amazed by how much she knows every day!

Carly - posted on 05/13/2009

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I'd say that we can all be proud of all that our children have achieved in the short time they have been alive!

Elizabeth - posted on 05/13/2009

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I'd say she's pretty good at that! Robert can point out (but not necessily say the words for) head, hair, forehead, eye, nose, mouth, teeth, cheek, ear, arm, belly, leg, knee (sometimes), foot, hand

In fact, now that i think about it, the only ones he SAYS are nose, ear, eye and belly. He says "socks" for feet. Well, really, "doxs."

I'd say that you can be proud!

Carly - posted on 05/11/2009

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Brag away! My daughter is the same as yours and can name a few more too, she can point them all out if you ask her too. I think my 18 moth old daughter is very bright and she has a huge vocabulary for a little kid, I'm also a very proud mama.

Heather - posted on 05/06/2009

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Kristen,

My daughter is the same way...I don't have an exact count but she says most of the ones your daughter does and a few others. She surprises a lot of people with how many she knows. Right now, knee and elbow 'belbo' are her favorites.

Jennifer - posted on 05/02/2009

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my daughter can name her eyes, ears, nose, mouth, hair, head, belly, toes, and hands and i think thats about it right now

Linda - posted on 05/01/2009

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My daughter says nose, eye, toes, belly button and knee. I ask her to point to any body part doesn't matter what it is and she'll point to it. She's really good with animal noises too. Your daughter is saying a LOT and that's awesome!

Natasha - posted on 04/25/2009

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She is very clever. My son is nearly 18 months and he can name, ears, eyes, nose, mouth, teeth, belly, arm, hair, head. i think that naming more than 5 would be pretty good, I know other kids the same age or older than my son that can only say about 5 words in total.

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