When did your toddler start to talk?

Samantha - posted on 10/15/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I am curious when everyones baby/toddler started to talk or atleast say a few words to where you knew what he/she wanted.



I have a 14 month old son and a baby girl due Tuesda the 20th. I was told at his one year doctor visit that if he does not starting saying a fe sentances by the time he turns 18 months that he wil have to go to speech therapy, but I dont see how that will help if he isnt talking now anyway. We all understand what he wants but others cant. He doesnt say words, he just makes noise and says mama and dada. We try to work with him all the time. In a way I feel like he just doesnt want to talk.



What do you all think?

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User - posted on 10/15/2009

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my son said his 1st word at 9months (og, which means dog) and thats all he would say until he got to about 14 months. he used to point and grunt and we didnt give him what he wanted until he atleast attempted to say what it was. by 18 months, he was saying over 100 words and hes now only just turned 2 and can say 5/6 word sentences. we encouraged him to talk, everytime he said or attempted to talk we clapped and gave him lots of praise and it works! my daughter is going to be 1 in 2 weeks and she can already say 16 words so it does depend on the child. he may not be interested in talking because pointing and grunting seems to work just as well, dont give him what he wants untill he atleast attempts to say the word or ask for it. and praise him when he does

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Samantha - posted on 10/15/2009

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oh and Jenn... yes my son is the same. he is GREAT at physical stuff, its just th verbal stuff. i was behind on talking but i was also born 3 months early so it was expected. lol! he does listen very well, he even understands when we say to help clean up his toys. he does understand alot but just not verbally vocal.

Samantha - posted on 10/15/2009

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Thank you soooo much ladies! I used to not worry about it but i have seen kids about his age say alot more then he does. i am glad to know that he is in fact just fine. thankyou for all your help and advise ladies! i really appreciate it. :)

Shaina - posted on 10/15/2009

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my son is the same way...he can lift things...his favorite is to take the laundry basket..empty it and throw it...hahaha!!!
he follows me everywhere...and he can pretty much run anywhere!!! he seems way ahead with physical and motor skills. my sister didnt talk very much until she was 3 which i thought was kind of behind and the same for my cousin but there wasnt much concern with either of them!

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My son is 13 months, and the only word he knows is "uh-oh", which he says when he throws things on the floor. He just learned that over the last few weeks. He says "da-da" as well, but not exclusively toward his dad. He makes a lot of other sounds, but nothing else that's really a word. He's a bit ahead on things like walking and climbing, so I'm not surprised he's not as good with the verbal skills. I'm making an effort though to try to get him communicating more. At his 1 year check-up however, his doctor wasn't concerned at all.

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At 10 months she started saying mama and dada. She is 13 months now and says the same things. She is waving a lot for bye bye and can sign more to say that she wants more food. They teach sign language at my babies day care and I ca really see her picking it up.

Shaina - posted on 10/15/2009

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my son is going on 15 months andhe has said mama and dada for a while but he doesnt reallu any make any other words or sentences...we show him a little bit of sign language and he understands that...but he does majke alot of sounds too. i do not consider my son to be behind..and his doctor thinks he is doing just fine.

Crystal - posted on 10/15/2009

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My little girl started with something simple like "hey!" when she was like 10 months (i know hard to believe right?) but her walking took forever to develop. maybe he is just learning other things before deciding to talk. It differs big time.

Jessica - posted on 10/15/2009

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my son is only 5 months so obviously isn't speaking yet but I've worked in a daycare mostly with children aged 2 and under, I can tell you that it ranges a lot between some children.. Most of the ones around your sons age only said a couple of words some could say sentences but a lot of them didn't really say much until after their second birthdays. What's important is that your son is understanding you and you understand him, he will talk when he's ready,

Mimi - posted on 10/15/2009

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All kids talk in their own time. My son was 13 months when he started, the dr said he was early. I dont think its all that odd for a 14 month old to not be really talking. Some kids dont really start talking until they are 2 1/2. I wouldn't worry about it unless he doesn't understand what you're talking about.

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