Danielle - posted on 05/15/2010 ( 70 moms have responded )
I am just curious how well you child was speaking at around 20 months old. My son is currently that age, and some of my family thinks he's behind with his vocabulary. I am not sure personally how I feel about family discussing my sons development. Lately I've been defensive and irritated that they seem to have focused in on my son for their gossip and drama purposes. I am not sure what is usually normal or above average for his age which is why I am curious about other children's development in this stage.
The words he can say are:
"mama", "daddy"( pronounces it "Gah-gee"), "up", "uh oh", "kitty" (kiki), "puppy" (pupup), "boo", he tries to say " all done" (but it would be hard for someone to understand who isn't around that often), "banana", "Hi", "Buh-bye", "Baba" (grandma for Ukrainian), and "pee-eww" (when I'm changing smelly diapers)
When we ask him what a cow says he Moo's, and for a puppy he barks.
He can identify 7 body parts that include his: head, toes, noes, chin, belly-button, penis, and knees.
He also hums songs ((You are my Sunshine) and (little Black Rain-cloud) from a Winnie the Pooh) that we sing and hum to him when he's upset or while we are getting him ready for bed.
Im concerned because everyone thinks that he should be at a stage of verbalizing where he should be able to string words together ex) "Daddy work" ect.
I understand that every child develops at their own rate, which is why I wasn't apprehensive about his development until they felt the need to bring forth their "concerns".
Im just wondering how verbally mature your children are/were around 20 months- 24 months.