At what age should they be talking

Audrea - posted on 05/03/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My son is 22 months, says a few words, but mostly babbles. Is there anything to be concerned about with his development?

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Kandie - posted on 05/08/2010

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some children dont talk until they get older. it all depends on the child and their surroundings.all children do things at a different age.

Heidi - posted on 05/08/2010

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As long as he doesn't have any ear infections and you are sure he can hear then I wouldn't be concerned. We have just started in speech therapy with our son who just turned three and his vocabulary is exploding. But up until recently he said very little. On both sides of our families the boys were usually over three before they started talking in sentances. Each child will develop at their own pace. As long at they have full hearing and if your worried see a speech therapist to encourage him to talk it's well worth it. Best wishes

Claudette - posted on 05/07/2010

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You should no be worried at all. I would strongly encourage you to make sure that no one babbles back. Use regular words when speaking to her. I made flash cards and stuck them around the house. Every we walked by, we'd stop and repeat them.

Christy - posted on 05/06/2010

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Each kid is different. They understand more than they say. My son didn't talk at all until he was 26 months, and now I have him enrolled in speech therapy through the school district just to make sure he is ready for kindergarten. He will be 3 in June.

Zara - posted on 05/06/2010

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I really think all babies are different and they grow at their own pace. My daughter is 16 months and she says about 10 words and sometimes she will put two words together. But I really think it depends on the baby. Good Luck!!

Zara Nichols
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Caralynn - posted on 05/06/2010

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My duaghter has a large vocabulary that has really jump started over the last few months, she just turned two on April 12. She doesn't say sentences, but she's starting to place two or three words together. I was worried a bit myself at first, but I find that children who don't have older siblings, tend to pick up "talking" a bit slower than those who have siblings that talk. All children are going to develop at their own pace, so I wouldn't worry too much.
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Kathy - posted on 05/04/2010

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i wouldn't worry. i know plenty of 22mos old babies who don't really talk but say a handful of words. my ped says that development is +/- 3mos anyway. my nephew is about 2.5YO and has recently started to speak more in sentences.

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My daughter started talking at 7months old with saying only "dada". At 22months for her she was only saying a few words as well. Words like mommy, mama(grandma), dada, papa(grandpa), juice, please, thank-you, hi, bye. Just simple little things. She is about to turn 3 and only when she is really excited is when she starts to babble a lot, which I think is really funny and cute.

Griselda - posted on 05/03/2010

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No, it appears that your little on is right on track. From experience, my toddler's vocabulary started to pick up and expand at the end of her first year (about 22 months). At about this time she started putting together two word sentences.

"Is there anything to be concerned about with his development?" No, your son is doing just fine.

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It depends on how many works he is saying. I think they should be saying at least 20 words by the time they are 2. He should also be able to say full sentences. Not long ones nesissarily but he should at least be able to put a short sentence together. My daughter talks up a storm but she is a talker. She does do some babbling still but mostly words. Hope I helped.

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