13 month old not talking

Kay - posted on 02/14/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My 13 month old is not talking yet as far as saying mama, dada, ect... Should I be worried?

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Roma - posted on 04/19/2012

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My little boy started talking at about two yrs of age,just all of a sudden,he would say mummy,nan ta,food etc but only started talking in sentences at 2 and he still gets some sounds wrong,it will come just instantly it will seem like,keep telling yourself they will talk sooner or later,they won't be talking jibber ish in college x

Nina - posted on 02/14/2010

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Professionals/experts always say there is a range that average children should begin to do certain things... I think it's harder when it's your own child to really remember those ranges can be a span of many months. My son said his first word (other than mama dada babble) at 16 months and now, at 6 years old, he doesn't stop talking :)

Cheri - posted on 02/14/2010

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My son is 2 1/2 and hes still not talking. So when I took him to the doc I told her about it and she gave a referal to go see the speech therpist and now hes in speech and hes began to talk better. Its good to ask your doc about your 13 month old not talking! Its never to late to start?

Lindsay - posted on 02/14/2010

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Don't worry about your 13 month old not talking, all kids are different. Boys in particular seem to be slower starters. Also, their first few words for things might not actually sound like a real word, but if they keep repeating it when identifying something then thats their word for it. My daughter is 18months and coming out with a few words now but at 13months it was all just babble.

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I wouldn't be too worried about your 13 month old not talking at the moment, but it could be worth encouraging him to talk/express himself as much as possible. If he really doesn't show much interest in 'talking' then it could be worth talking to your health visitor. Also try singing, doing rhymes and reading stories together. Hopefully before too long he'll be talking all the time and you'll be wondering if he'll draw breath between words.

Jen - posted on 02/14/2010

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dnt worry my 15 month old only moma dadda tht nanna grandad no ta n yes.

Crystal - posted on 02/14/2010

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Kay!!! children all grow at there own pace... In my heart I believe god didnt make children by a book, hense they all do there own things.. My son Zayne(17 months) didnt say a word until he was about 13-14 months.. He finally looked at my mom, and kissed her(his first time too btw) and said MOMMOM.. LOL.. Not momma, but my mom,... LOL.. But our babies know when they are ready for there next hurdle.. Dont worry about your 13 month old not talking, your babie will be talkin up a storm or babbling, and then your going to say, where is the quiet. LMAO!!!!!!!!!!! LOL... YOur doing great Kay!!! And your babie is gorgeous...

Amy - posted on 02/14/2010

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Developmentally your child should only be saying two additional words beside momma and dada by age 15 months! So, your 13 month old not talking is fine!

Alicia - posted on 02/14/2010

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Oh, no, you shouldn't be worried at all! It's perfectly normal for a 13 month old to just be saying a few words. I've known some to say more, but that's rather unusual, especially for boys. Girls tend to be more verbal. My 13 month old only says a few words like mama, dada, dat (that), Awaawaa (Joshua), dah (head), and I yadoo (I love you).

Beck - posted on 02/14/2010

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Not at all :D When he begins in his own time, he will catch up and before you know it, he will be talking too much lol...

Carmen - posted on 02/14/2010

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I agree. I have two children & the first was full on sentence talking by two. My second had a list of individual words she used by two & that was all. They "catch up". =)

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I wouldn't be too worried about your 13 month old not talking at the moment, but it could be worth encouraging him to talk/express himself as much as possible. If he really doesn't show much interest in 'talking' then it could be worth talking to your health visitor. Also try singing, doing rhymes and reading stories together. Hopefully before too long he'll be talking all the time and you'll be wondering if he'll draw breath between words.

Crystal - posted on 02/14/2010

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Kay!!! children all grow at there own pace... In my heart I believe god didnt make children by a book, hense they all do there own things.. My son Zayne(17 months) didnt say a word until he was about 13-14 months.. He finally looked at my mom, and kissed her(his first time too btw) and said MOMMOM.. LOL.. Not momma, but my mom,... LOL.. But our babies know when they are ready for there next hurdle.. Dont worry about your 13 month old not talking, your babie will be talkin up a storm or babbling, and then your going to say, where is the quiet. LMAO!!!!!!!!!!! LOL... YOur doing great Kay!!! And your babie is gorgeous...

Amy - posted on 02/14/2010

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Developmentally your child should only be saying two additional words beside momma and dada by age 15 months! So, your 13 month old not talking is fine!

Alicia - posted on 02/14/2010

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Oh, no, you shouldn't be worried at all! It's perfectly normal for a 13 month old to just be saying a few words. I've known some to say more, but that's rather unusual, especially for boys. Girls tend to be more verbal. My 13 month old only says a few words like mama, dada, dat (that), Awaawaa (Joshua), dah (head), and I yadoo (I love you).

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