What age did your child starts talking?

@ayeeesha (1129)
Philippines
April 23, 2013 8:39pm CST
Hello myLotters! I just want to ask the parents out there - what age did you child starts talking? My daughter is already 16 months old and until now, she still doesn't talk. She can say "mama," "papa," "dada," "yaya" and other simple words. Although she is very noisy and mumbles all the time, we still can't understand what she's trying to say. I know I shouldn't be worried since in her play class, most of her classmates don't even talk at all, unlike my daughter. She's even advanced compared to the other kids. I know every child is different but my mom usually compares me when I was the same age as my daughter now and according to her, I'm already talking at that time. How about you fellow parents? Did you child starts to talk early? I wanna read your thoughts on this! :)
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@lelin1123 (15639)
• Puerto Rico
24 Apr 13
Remember all kids develop at different ages. My daughters were talking by 1 1/2 months which I think is normal. My oldest granddaughter started a bit earlier I believe. However, her sister who will be 16 months on April 30th says ma ma, dada, bye, bye, and a few other words but that is it. She understands everything you say to her but she isn't talking full sentences yet. I'm told by my mom I didn't start talking till I was 3 years old. I understood everything that was going on but didn't speak. So I wouldn't worry because when you least except it she will be talking to the point you can't keep her quiet.
@ayeeesha (1129)
• Philippines
24 Apr 13
My daughter can understand everything we say too. And it's really funny when she'll respond as if we understand a word she says :)) Although I agree that kids develop differently. My daughter started walking at 10 months so it's really early compared to other kids. Maybe she's delayed when it comes to talking :))
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@lelin1123 (15639)
• Puerto Rico
24 Apr 13
Exactly, you see she walked very early. My granddaughters both started walking at 14 months. I wouldn't worry about it she will start to talk soon enough. I think they are so cute and adorable at this age enjoy her.
• India
25 Apr 13
well to say papa she was just 09-10 months only... she understands everything what we say.. my kid handle three language... first I talk to her in my home country language.. second her father talks to her in his country language.. and third while of communicate to my husband she hear and listen in English... so it takes time for her to speak properly cause she is multi language....
@ayeeesha (1129)
• Philippines
25 Apr 13
Wow! That is impressive. Your kid understands three different languages. How old is she by the way? And what languages does she speak? :)
• United States
24 Apr 13
Age one give or take a month or two!
@ayeeesha (1129)
• Philippines
24 Apr 13
Oh okay. Thanks for the info! :)
@WakeUpKitty (8704)
• Netherlands
24 Apr 13
I wonder why it's so important at what age a child starts to talk. Most important is it does understand you. Not every child feels te need to talk a lot and there are plenty of adults who are not talkative either. My eldest started talking as she was 4 years old or perhaps even older. She spoke perfect language without any mistake, high educated. My son did the same even started talking way later (so already was in school). An other daughter started talking at the age of 1.5 or 2 years old but with a lot of mistakes and it took years to change that. I wonder why children always have to be that competive with others and how come parents are. Are you never get tired of talking day in and out?
@ayeeesha (1129)
• Philippines
24 Apr 13
I'm a new parent so you can't blame me when I get excited or worried about every stages of development of my daughter. I have no idea about what age every kid should start doing this and that that's why I always check for reference and ask around some people to compare whether my daughter is far behind. And yes, I can't wait for my daughter to talk. I want to know what she's thinking about and I want to be able to converse with her. Maybe I'm just too excited :)
• United States
24 Apr 13
I know she started walking at 8 months and talking early but what age I can't remember. I know my brother was three and my daughter was way faster tan most of my family was. she was faster in everything to be honest. lol. good luck with your little angel.
@ayeeesha (1129)
• Philippines
24 Apr 13
Good to know that :) Kids really develop differently. Anyway, thanks for sharing! :)
@RAJASB (109)
• India
24 Apr 13
Any child normally starts talking few months after his/her first birthday and it will take another year for baby to speak fluently. If your child isn't talking normally beyond the normal age, do consult the doctor and act according to his advise.
@ayeeesha (1129)
• Philippines
24 Apr 13
It's too early to tell whether she has speech problems or anything. But I do hope there's none. I would rater choose that he talks later at her age than find out something's wrong with her.
@jadoixa (1171)
• Philippines
24 Apr 13
every child is different, i have two nieces, the daughters of my elder sister. the eldest one, was an early talker and can already talk a lot at one year old while the second one, now at 1 year and 7 months still is not the same as her at that age. but she is babbling and mumbling and can say the same words as your daughter, well, that is a good sign for her eventually she can talk in phrases and sentences by two plus..as long as she is babbling and say simple words that is a good start.
@ayeeesha (1129)
• Philippines
24 Apr 13
Thanks! Maybe I just can't wait for her to talk :) But I'm glad that my daughter is trying though we're not really forcing her to imitate us because she has to tendency to just look at our mouth and just smile and not say whatever it is that we want her to say :))
@myadvice (52)
24 Apr 13
accrding to milestones it is 1 yr to walk n 2yrs to talk.so dont worry.ur child is doing well .
@ayeeesha (1129)
• Philippines
24 Apr 13
At least she's not too far behind since she's only less than 2. Thanks for sharing that! :)
@lizziegee (297)
• Philippines
24 Apr 13
Hi there. My older daughter started talking really early. Now, she's 2 1/2 years old and knows the alphabet, sings clearly and speaks complete sentences in both English and Filipino. My younger daughter is now 15 months old, and she knows mommy, mama, daddy, inay, lolo, ate, milk, juice, bread, etc. She's still kind of mumbling some words, but I used to also be worried because she's not as fast learner as her sister. But I know now that kids have different developmental stages. So, don't worry. :)
@ayeeesha (1129)
• Philippines
24 Apr 13
My daughter is already trying to talk on her own but she's still having a hard time mumbling those words. That's why we always talk to her to encourage her to speak to us :) I guess every child is really different :) Thanks for sharing! :)
@TheHorse (81379)
• Walnut Creek, California
29 Oct 15
Kids start talking in various ways. Some go from one clear word to two and then three. Some, like yours, speak in long sentences that can't be understood. Then, on day, week or month, they can be!
• Zhejiang, China
9 Sep 15
My son now is 13 months old, he can walk but can not talk, only speak several sample words. I do not worry about him as I started to talk very late too, so I guess he just follows me!