At what age your kids started to talk?

February 12, 2010 4:31am CST
My son is 2.5 years old and still can't talk. He's babbling in his own baby language all of the time, but he knows only a few words in our language and even doesn't tell them in the right way. On the other hand, he's very energetic and joyful kid. He understands all the things that we're telling him. But I'm starting to worry if that's OK. What is your experience with this?
4 responses
@May2k8 (18067)
• Indonesia
14 Feb 10
for this one, I think you do not need to worry because it depends on the ability of their brains since they were born. There are fast and some are slow to accept the sentence of their parents. Even my nephew could not speak more than two and a half years, maybe they should frequently talk to can really express a word.
• Bulgaria
17 Feb 10
Thank you all for your responses. I want to make an add in case someone with the same worries decides to use the search function. I talked with the JP and she told me that she thinks my boy is doing fine and I don't have reasons to worry for this. She also said that in the last years there's a tendency children to start to talk later - when they are at about 3 years old.
@Mady2791 (545)
• United States
13 Feb 10
I think your son is ok but seems he needs some help with speech therapy. By 2.5 he should be talking a little putting 2 words together or so like 'want water' or something like that.
• United States
13 Feb 10
I would schedule an appointment with a doctor because a child SHOULD be speaking, words by the time they are almost three. There is a reason why he is still speaking baby talk. By the time a kid is almost three they should be speaking in short sentences and should have moved past baby talk.
@picjim (3002)
• India
12 Feb 10
Both my children started talking by the time they were a year old.But i wouldn't worry if i were you.There was a girl in our neighborhood who was born a month earlier than my elder child, she also commenced talking after she was 3 years old.But now she speaks dime a dozen.As long as there is no hearing impairment i don't think its a cause for worry.