Still not talking is this normal?

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My boy will be 9 months in a week and a half and i think he has said mum once or twice but apart from that he isnt talking at all. He does babble and make sounds but nothing resembling words. Is this normal by this age?


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Krystal - posted on 05/11/2010




my daugther is 21 months and she still mums and only says mommy and daddy. My doctor said that i shouldnt stress on this she will do it on her own. She knows works like bedtime (she goes to her room) so i know she understands me but she just can say it yet.

Rebecca - posted on 05/11/2010




I have heard that albert einstein didnt talk at all till he was about 3 and then said full sentences!!! not sure if its true but dont worry he will start jabbering. the only thing i would do is check that can hear you by standing behind him and clapping or some loud noise and see if he turns around. Otherwise - dont stress :)

Elyssa - posted on 05/07/2010




when my son was 9 months old, he didn't say much at all in fact, I think I was lucky if he said mamamama when he was crying at that point, so I taught him some basics in baby sign language, (like food, drink, please, thank you, milk, more, and ball) and that helped relieve some stress as to figuring out what he wants. Now he is about 2 and he is talking like crazy... oh how I wish for the days he didn't say much! lol! Reading to your son even at that age will help him develop a broader vocabulary and he'll be babbling away before you know it!

Lindsay - posted on 05/07/2010




yes that is very normal at that age he will start talking on his own when he wants my daughter is 16 months she only says few words if you think your son needs help try for early intervention for him if they have that where you live cause there very helpful i have them for my daughter they check to see if your son is at the right age level its really nice.....

Lis - posted on 05/07/2010




It is daughter didnt start talking until she was 2 1/2..We read, sang, played..everything..and then it was like she just opened her mouth one day and was creating full sentence'

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9 months is still really young. I wouldn't worry as long as you are sure that he is hearing and reacting to sounds. Every kid does things in their own time.

Enixa - posted on 05/06/2010




i also am having daughter will be 3 in july and doesnt speak as much as other kids her age...she still babbles and is only able to say some things clearly!!!! what should i do?

Sara - posted on 05/05/2010




My little on is 16 months old now and he babbles and jabbers like nobodies be has a group of words he uses of course, but we dont have any sentences yet... everyone is telling me that it's completely normal and that he'll do it when he's ready. He watches baby Einstein everyday and we read at least five books a day together.. I feel ike this is helping him move along with the speech development. We were reading to him before he got here and everyday since. I hope you find the answers you're looking for =]

Jennifer - posted on 05/05/2010




no need to worry. my 22 month old is still not saying a lot he has little words little mummy, daddy and other little things but not a lot. but than my 3 yr was talking flat out by 14 months, each kid is different. don't worry he'll wake up one day and start talking than the fun start of having them back chat to you.

Kristin - posted on 05/05/2010




Kids don't really start talking such that we understand until 17 to 21 months. Before that, they babble, start saying a few words (mama, dada, etc.), at 9 months you've got nothing to worry about. He is doing just what he should be. Just keep talking to him and give him time to respond. Read to him, name everything he sees, picture books are great right now.

Penny - posted on 05/05/2010




i dont think you have anything to worry about, aslong as he is babbling, he is expressing himself. just chat away to him as much as possible n he will soon pick up a few words

Tracy - posted on 05/05/2010




Completely normal. My son said his first real word ("book") at 8 months old. But most of the rest was babbling. By one year old he could say about 20 different words. But I have a friend whose son never said anything recognizable until almost age 3. His first words were something like, "Mommy, I'm hungry." Sentences instead of just words. The best advice I have is to READ, READ, READ to him!!

Louise - posted on 05/05/2010




As long as your son is making some sounds this is ok. Children do start to speak at different times so don't worry just yet. Just keep giving him lots of eye contact and sing to him or play pat a cake. He will pick up on sounds and then just start to babble. My daughter did not really make any sounds that were recognisable until she was about14 months and now at 18 months she does not stop!

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