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When Do Babies Start Talking?

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9:41PM PDT on Apr 11, 2013


6:20PM PDT on Apr 11, 2013

It is an important question to ask. So many get worried if their kid doesn't start talking by a certain age and they want to know that the child is okay and on the right track.

4:54AM PDT on Apr 4, 2013

I started to talk when I was 4 months old, but no one could understand what I was saying of course...

2:31AM PDT on Mar 30, 2013

thanks for sharing

2:26AM PDT on Mar 30, 2013

Good grief, do people actually ask that?

1:38PM PDT on Oct 22, 2012


9:58AM PDT on Oct 5, 2012

thanks. just talk to them! NORMALLY. describe things in easy to understand details!

3:17PM PDT on Sep 4, 2012

From the time my children were born I spoke to them like they could understand everything I said. If they showed interest in something I would explain what it was. My daughter could say Mama and Dadda at 5 months. She had a 10 word vocabulary (things like ball, tree, dog, etc.) by 7 months and by 1 year was speaking in short sentences (and hasn't shut up since :) , she's now 26). She even made up words if she didn't have the full vocabulary to do it, such as once she found a feather when she was about 11 months old and told me she found a "bird leaf", a good concept. When she was 3 making a mud dish in a pot in the yard I asked her what she was making and she told me "conservation leaf soup". Where that came from I'll never know, but we still laugh about it. Note to parents: write down the funny things they say, it makes a great present for them when they grow up.

2:21PM PDT on Aug 23, 2012

If this helps anyone -
I discovered very young that I wasn't particularly dumb or smart though I was credited with both; I just learned differently than others.
So don't get worried about your kid. (My folks did and mainstreamed me in directions they had no business directing me towards). I didn't speak at all til I was almost 16 months, but started out with full, complete 5-word sentences.
And it's continued my whole life - I have a hell of a time figuring something out, but once I do, my acceleration catches up to a normal graph almost immediately.
It's just like that with some people.

1:51PM PDT on Aug 21, 2012

thank you

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