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When Do Babies Start Talking?


Ten month olds may start using 'mama' and 'dada' in speech. Introduce color and numbers by speaking to them. To develop their speech more, name objects at which they point. Also respond to their babble so they learn adult speech patterns.

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9:41PM PDT on Apr 11, 2013

thanks

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

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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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