at what age a they should start talking?

Irish - posted on 08/14/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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Im just curious, becuause my daugther is 19 mnths and she only say's mama,1,2.. and tht's all.

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Stacey - posted on 08/17/2009

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MY SON WILL BE 3 IN SEPTEMBER, AND HE WASN'T TALKIN MUCH.
BUT WE GOT HIM THAT MY BABY CAN READ PROGRAM AND THAT HAS HELPED HIM OUT ALOT, PLUS HE IS GOIN TO DAY CARE 3 DAYS A WEEKS, JUST SO HE CAN GET MORE SOCIAL SKILLS. BUT EVERY KID IS DIFF AND EVERY KID LEARNS AT THEIR OWN PACE

Kelby - posted on 08/16/2009

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My daughter is 23 months old and she can say maybe 10 words max. They all learn at different paces. I have had her evaluated by speech therapists, and they all say that it takes a specific motor skill to form words with your mouth and actually sound them out.

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Kristal - posted on 06/09/2012

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well my son almost three and he doesnt speak a word, he understands very well for his age but not even mama comes out his mouth , nothing just animal noises ,

Gizem - posted on 08/18/2009

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I'm having the same problem. My son is 18 months old and he is only saying mama and dada, that's it. First we thought may be he is getting confused since he is hearing 2 languages but i don't know any more. I don't think he has a hearing problem since he can understand and does very well with simple orders like "go get your ball" "do you want more milk". It still concerns me so i'll be talking to his doctor next week at his check up. You might want to do the same thing just to be in the safe side.

Nicola - posted on 08/18/2009

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I wouldnt worrie to much it depends on the child they are always faster at something like walking or talking or there cognative development my daughter is a great talker but took her till she was 15months old to walk.

By three is when they should be talking I recon. My girls just spoke early I just read books with her heaps and really say the word clearly.

That works.

Molly - posted on 08/17/2009

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My oldest son is 4, and he didn't talk until he was about 2.5 years. He would make up words, or just blabber noises. My youngest son is 2, and he says many things, but it's his speech that is underdeveloped. He doesn't pronounce a lot of consonants. Give it time, read to her, and don't talk to her too much in a baby voice. When you do that, you mispronounce words, and they carry the pronunciation.

Kimberly - posted on 08/17/2009

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My 3 year old had a lot of trouble we took him to the ear dr and come to find out he couldnt hear good. so they put tubes in his ears and he started talking a few days later. my daughter is 16 months and she had the same problem and since they cauht it early she talks really good.

Joy - posted on 08/17/2009

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each child has his own pace for every milestone in their lives. my son was a big time babbler, he started babbling since he was like 4 months old, he loved making coo's sound and it was only when he was 7months old when he really said something like mama n baba(dad) then when he turn 13thmonths, b words become more prominent like ball, blue, although its still not that clear. then when he turn 14thmo, his vocabulary increased, he now can say car, flower(ommit the l), wow, but his vocabulary are not more than 20 words.

just continue speaking to ur kid, DO NOT BABY talk, bec it helps alot to develop their speech when u dont baby talk. put the news channel as well when he is playing so he can hear speaking.

Diyana - posted on 08/16/2009

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My son is turning 3 and he has yet to speak. He still babbles though. We are still working on his speech with the speech-therapist. Right now, the only way communicating with him is by sign language.

Kristen - posted on 08/16/2009

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My daughter is the same way, i think she is just taking her time because she communicates well otherwise so why try something new like talk? and she definetly gets her point across!

Jen - posted on 08/16/2009

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Quoting Tammy:

My son just turned 2 this month and his vocab is kind of limited too. He does say alot of words that I can make out if I listen closely but he is not using 2 words together. Does this mean I need to call the doctor and ask her about it?


It doesn't hurt to get an evaluation if you are concerned. There are so many early intervention projects that do free evaluations. My friend's son wasn't talking very well when he turned 2 and they had him evaluated. It turns out he had a speech delay and started speech therapy. It has helped a lot. He just turned three and still has a speech delay, but he can talk in sentences now and you can understand him for the most part. Good luck.

Tammy - posted on 08/16/2009

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My son just turned 2 this month and his vocab is kind of limited too. He does say alot of words that I can make out if I listen closely but he is not using 2 words together. Does this mean I need to call the doctor and ask her about it?

Irish - posted on 08/16/2009

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oh thanks 4 sharing ur experience! at-least now i'm a liitle relief based from ur experience. I guess i'll wait a little. but wat is good about my daughter is tht i could see that she's really eager to talk such as, she tried to point the letters and she imitate the sound like she really reading the letter.. im really looking foward to hear her nxt word to say and i cnt wait 4 her to talk to her like a 3 year old kid u know when i can ask wat she wants and she'll reply 2 me..hehehehe....

Tracy - posted on 08/15/2009

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Every child is different. My son was full on talking at 12 months. He was in daycare and around older kids for 10 hours a day 5 days a week. My daughter on the other hand did not say her first word till 16 months, was putting words together at 2 yrs. I became a SAHM with her. I would work with her. maybe talk to your doc. I would not be to concearned until she is 2.

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I'm having the same problem. My 17 month old son only says mama, goggie (doggie), and sounds for other words, like dada for drink. My oldest was talking in complete sentences by now. My 2nd didn't talk until she had tubes put it at 2 1/2. I'm having his ears checked at his 18 month appointment. Until then, just lots of encouragement and different words that he can hear. Reading books helps if they sit still long enough. Talking all the time about everything you're doing is also supposed to help. Good luck, and let me know how it's going!

Brandi - posted on 08/15/2009

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My older boy had a hard time with talking until he was about 26 months,he only said mama,dada,baba,baby and Lulu.Now he's 3 and his doctor is impressed at how well he talks for his age.I also have a 16 month old boy who already has a 12 word vocabulary and has already said his first sentence so it really depends on the child.Just keep encouraging her to say different words.Sit and read lots of books with her,point thngs out to her when you are out somewhere and tell her what they are,each time you give her some tell her what it is.

Jen - posted on 08/14/2009

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The rule of thumb is 4-6 words by 18 months and talking in 2-word sentences by age 2.

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