Is your kids talking yet?

Sabrina - posted on 10/29/2009 ( 24 moms have responded )

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My baby was born january 2008 and i was wondering if he should be talking yet....anyone child saying sentences..get back to me...thanks

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Joanne - posted on 10/30/2009

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My son JUST started putting words together (2 or 3 at a time). About a month ago, he only had about 10 words. He has a big sister who does alot of talking for him - and it is VERY hard to not compare the 2 seeing as she was an early talker.

If your child isn't comprehending what you are saying, have his hearing checked. If he is just simply waiting until he has it "all together," give him a couple of months and he'll pop out with sentences. I wouldn't worry until 2 years. Right now, continue to give him words (through your words)/read/"discuss" exactly what you are doing constantly ("We are going to make a right turn and go down aisle 16 to find some chicken noodle soup.") and encourage him to "use his words" as often as possible. If you want your child to communicate, you have to remember that he has to be an active part of your communication on a regular basis.

Also remember that sometime you have to wait a few seconds for a child to process what has been said to them and think about how they are going to respond. This can be up to 8 seconds, so give it time.

Be patient. Your child is probably just fine.

Nina D. - posted on 10/30/2009

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Hi Sabrina, nice to meet you . I was wondering about the same thing . My son was born in january 2008, he doesn`t talk, we tell him do this and get this .., he does what we tell him to do, but still not a sentence . He imitates after his brother and sisters alot...

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Rebecca - posted on 11/11/2009

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My son says a lot of one words - not stringing any 2 or 3 words together yet. I was nervous for a while, but he clearly can communicate and understand what we say to / with him. He seems to be on his own schedule for this one. I'll probably start to get nervous again when he turns 2 just after the new year. It's hard not to compare him to others... but we have to try not to - it will make us bananas.

Sandra - posted on 11/09/2009

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my son is a complete chatterbox everyones always saying how forward he is his health visitor even said his speach is better than the average three year old which i was amazed by .... he can say full sentences and says stuff like "i went to see the fire works" which is amazing for his age but there is a bad point to having such a chatterbox child he picks up sentences really easy and shouts out what he ears and has shouted out a few swear words hes heard people say has we walk down the street..... dont push your child to talk this will make him/her feel uneasy just let them talk when theyr ready

Kim - posted on 11/08/2009

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I am having the same prob. I have just posted the same question. Mine little man only says mum. It's abit of a worry. Am thinking bout taking him to doc to see where i can go to find out anything. Let me know if you find out anything. Although now after reading other peoples response to you i not feeling as bad as i was. Seems my little man is the same as other kids out there.

Karry - posted on 11/07/2009

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my daughter will not say anything aparrt from mum dad and sometimes nan and that is it ive been reading on here that some children are saying more than 100 words and i dont want my daughter to be behind with anything am i worrying over nothing or should i be worried??

Pamela - posted on 11/03/2009

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my son is odd he says all sorts of nonsense things and nothing of importance heheh he says ohh excellent and I's excited. and need to go need to go and he sings songs with odd words but he still wont say mum .. I also have a 7 month old that says so many words already and says mum. my 21 month old says gone, up, dog, car, owwin ( thats ewan his borther), cuddles kipppses ( kisses), down, sit, duck, no, yes, but as far as sentences well Im sure he thinks he is saying them but we have no idea what he is on about

Jennifer - posted on 11/03/2009

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my daughter was born in Jan 2008 and talking up a storm..l but my son on the other hand was about 3 1/2 before he started making any sense.. every kid is so different so don;t get discouraged..

Vernone - posted on 11/02/2009

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Hi! My daughter was born in January 08 also, and she is just starting to put sentences together, she will say things like "Mikey take a blankey me" which means her brother took her blanket from her. She is my 4th child and my only girl and we have had different experiences with speaking from each one of them! I've learned not to worry about things like that because, they end up working themselves out. :) Good luck

Haley - posted on 11/02/2009

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My son can say certain sentences...he can say "I'm tired/hungry/happy" and "I want that/this" He can also say "please/thank you/you're welcome" He can also say "I love mommy/daddy/henry(the dog)/kitty" He also can say the names of all his friends and family members and he says "I miss you" and "what are you doing" when he talks on the phone. He also says stuff like "I want to play" "Let's go out" and "leave me alone." among other things. He can say quite a bit and every day he seems to learn more and expands on his vocabulary. But he only talks to me, his dad and his Uncle...he clams up around everyone else. So my family is convinced he's not talking.

Christine - posted on 11/02/2009

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my son talks alot, but he is my fourth and they are all different. My oldest is 18 and I can't get her to stop talking.(Lol) I think it is quite normal for kids at this age to vary, some talk some don't but I think it is too early to worry too much. Especially if they are trying a bunch of single words.

Danitza - posted on 11/02/2009

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No, my daughter was born on the 30th and all she says is "mom, daddy, gua (water), no, euww, mae(herself) and cooing sounds when she approves of something, she meows sometimes but she jibber jabbers alot. She pretends to say the alphabet or that she's reading but not legible words. My nephew is 5 months older and he does say lots of words but no sentences.

Tatiana - posted on 11/02/2009

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Hi Sabrina! My son is a year and nine months. He does say quiet a few things like I want juice or I want shoes. Keke hit me. I believe kids go at there own pace but we should encourage them to do more things. I am sure your baby will start talking soon. Kids are amazingly smart but, it takes time for them to come out and socialize. Hope the best for you.

Laura - posted on 11/02/2009

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oops sent before i was done. i know that my neice didn't have too much to say when she was his age, but i would talk to your ped to make sure. good luck! :o)

Laura - posted on 11/01/2009

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Stevie is saying over 200 words 1st sentence at about 14 months. The Ped says he is advanced.

Virginia - posted on 11/01/2009

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my daughter is almost 2 and she says little words here and there... she isnt saying sentences but she is trying so hard to tell us certain things like juice or please or at least tell us what it is that she wants. it is kind of scary but it is reality and it isnt that bad

Delynne - posted on 11/01/2009

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My son is saying mostly two word phrases like more chicken, tv on, he tries to talk in sentences but I can only understand 2-3 words. He can sing a whole song. My eldest son at his age 21 months was not speaking I was alarm and consulted early intervention turn out he had a speech delay and after therapy for a year he caught up with his peer. If your child is saying aleast 20 or so words I wouldn't worry cause each child is different but go with your mom instincts and get him check out by SLP

Lisa - posted on 11/01/2009

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my daughter says a a fair few words but doesnt string sentences 2gether.but everyday few days she learns something new by copying wot we say 2 her.her.not all wards r perfect but i can understand her still

Bekki - posted on 11/01/2009

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My son says " I don't want to" and " i don't want it ". those are the only sentences he says other than that its two to three words strung together that dont completely make a sentence

Melinda - posted on 10/31/2009

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I can only speak for myself since my oldest does have a hearing/speech problem and my twins seem to learn from each other. With my twins I have one who does most of the talking. He can speak in entire sentences and in 2-3 word sentences very clearly. His brother only uses a few words here and there. he's very shy about using them and seems to be afraid he's going to say his words the wrong way at times. He'll let his older brother speak for him or more often his twin speak for him instead.I've found that it helps to get him out on his own for outings to help him get past that a little. Don't know if you have any older siblings in the house, but I think that might make a difference.The thing about a child comprehending what you're saying though isn't nec. true. If the hearing problem is mild or in just one ear then the child may still hear and comprehend, but it may sound different from the way others would hear words. If a child still hasn't said anything at 2 years old then it might be a good idea to see an ENT. They often have tests they can perform on hearing that are a little more extensive than the standard hearing exams done at a Dr.'s office.It still may just be a developmental thing that is perfectly normal, but won't hurt to check.

Sabrina - posted on 10/30/2009

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i dont feel so worried now...was worried that my child was the only one not talking in the world....glad to hear hes not the only one...thanks for your comments and can anyone find out if this is normal?

Karry - posted on 10/30/2009

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I was thinking the same and getting quite worried because my other children where

talking at this age should i be concerned?

Lacey - posted on 10/30/2009

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My son dont talk much he has about 4 or 5 words. He is getting speech threaphy which he just started. he hasnt put any two wrods togehter yet.

Susan - posted on 10/29/2009

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Well he can say about 100 or so words and sounds, and put two words together 'my ball', 'juice please', etc... but no not sentences yet.

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