babies and talking
January 13, 2007 1:04pm CST
My nephew's a year and a month old and we can hardly wait for him talk! How old did your baby/toddler start talking? I hear boys start talking later than girls. Do you think it's true? Please do share your experience....first words, etc...thanks!
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14 Jan 07
Well, I don't know if boys start later than girls. My son said his first word at areound....like maybe 7, 8 months? It was Dada, of course. Then came Guh, which was his word for our cat. Then Mama, finally. I couldn't believe it. He learned my name AFTER the cat... Grr! I know, though, that my husband has a co-worker whose little girl is right around my son's age, and she's apparently chatting like crazy. So he may be a little behind; what you said about boys talking later than girls just may be true. Right now, my son mostly babbles, but he does use actual words. So far, other than dada, guh, and mama, he says hello, ki-kity (kitty kitty), mah-mo (his version of Nemo, our cat's name), and I just today heard him saying thank you (tay-goo) and tongue (which sounds more like tu-tu, but then he'll stick his tongue out and touch it). So he's learning. Not carrying on full conversations, but he's getting there.
14 Jan 07
At nine months my daughter could say momma, dadda, nanna, dog, dog and clock she could also bark like a dog and quack like a duck. At twelve months she had a 60 word vocabulary. My son is now 9 1/2 months and simply says momma and dadda. All babies are different and learn at there own pace.
13 Jan 07
well no i don't think it's true that girls speak before boy's, i just think it's when they are ready and try and figure out how to say the words. well my daughter is now 20 months and really al she does is mumble, but she started saying "hiya" mamma", "dad" when she was around 14 months if im right, i can't wait for her to speak actually becuase she mumbles and i don't know what she is trying to tell me then she just lets out a huge scream and it does get quite annoying becuase she does scream alot, i don't think there is anything wrong with her getting her words out or speech but if she doesn't say more than mamma, dad and hiya by a couple of months im going to take her to a doctor becuase im getting a bit worried thinking she can't speak properly!