At what age did your child begin talking?

Laura - posted on 03/18/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 9 months old and her sounds are becoming more complicated each day. I know that each child develops in their own way, but I was curious to see, when did your child begin speaking and forming words?

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My son has said dada for the past month.  He is 7 months old now and dada is still his only word.  He sure loves to jabber to himself though!!

Kate CP - posted on 03/18/2009

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My daughter started speaking around 10 months. Granted it was only a word or two, but you could definitely tell what she was saying. It's really cool to watch the way language develops! :)

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Tiffany - posted on 03/20/2009

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You're definitely correct in that each child develops at their own speed. My oldest started saying Mama and Dada at 7 months, but he did not really start to articulate more than that until after 12 months.



My daughter is now 18 months and has never really been a talker and is just now starting to say more than just Mama and Dada. She understands everything we say to her because she can follow directions well and she can say words when SHE wants to - not when we want her to.  We thought she would be speaking in full sentences by now being that she has two older brothers and they speak to her all the time. Go figure!

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My older son spoke later, about 10 monthsbefore he said Mama, but my younger one was saying like ten words by the time he was that age. Does your daughter have any older siblings? I think that helped my 2nd, having the first blabbing to him all day long. When my first was a baby, I guess it never occured to me to actually speak to him, I sang, and cooed, and said I loved him like 75x a day, but regular words? Hardly ever. But when my younger boy was born, my older boy, and all his friends, were talking all the time, and I guess he picked it up. He walked sooner, talked sooner, and generally gets thru things easier. He has a good role model, his brother.

Laura - posted on 03/20/2009

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Thanks for you responses! It is helpful to know where other children are in development. My daughter has said da da and ma ma but very randomly. I am excited about hearing more words!

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