talking

April - posted on 09/08/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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How well do your children talk? I don't expect sentences but I guess I'm wondering about clarity of words and the amount of words.

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Dawn - posted on 09/12/2009

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Hi! My family doc also said that at 18 months, they should be saying at least 5 words. My daughter is talking very well for this age. She says more words than I can count and has started putting words together in short sentences. Most words are clear enough that someone outside the family can understand her. However, she is my third child and has 2 older brothers that she tries to keep up with. I think this has a lot to do with it. It took longer for my older 2 children, especially putting the words together. My middle child was a little over 2 when he really started talking and putting words together.

Mandy - posted on 09/11/2009

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My daughter doesn't say much. She is definitely below average I believe but not concerning. The doc said she needed to say 5 words at 18 months to be considered normal. She is picking up more and more words daily. She isn't very clear in her speech. She will say things when we ask her to say them but its usually just the first syllable. It's hard for me to know what is normal so I go with what the doc says. Her older sister was talking sentences at 15 months and singing songs then too. Her speech was always clear too so we're experiencing something new with our little one. At least there will be a delay in arguing between her and her brother and sister.

Lea - posted on 09/11/2009

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My son is 20 months and can say about 200 words,also short sentences like 'going out,is daddy coming,sit on chair..'Call me mad ,I actually write all the words he can say in alphabetical order in his book and add the date when he says a new one..

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