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Old 03-20-2010, 10:18 PM   #1
 
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Default At what age do you start worrying whether your baby is talking?

Izzy is 18 months now and only says a few words but understands what we say to him very well,is it too early to worry?
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Old 03-20-2010, 11:44 PM   #2
 
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I would say so. Dylan is 2 and talks in jibberish. Has maaybe a dozen real words. They told me he is kind of borderline between the slower range of normal and a speech delay, so Izzie being 6 months younger, I'd say he's def in the normal range.
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Old 03-21-2010, 07:06 PM   #3
 
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I don't think DD's language really took off until after she was two. At 18 months, she could say simple words and phrases, but she wasn't speaking fluently (in anything we could understand).
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Old 03-21-2010, 07:18 PM   #4
 
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I would not worry. At 18 months, what is most important is that he understands.

When my daughter was 18 months she had 90 words and by her 2nd birthday was talking in complete sentences . My son, however, had 5 words at his second birthday, but by 3 was doing well, though still talked in gibberish sometimes. He would start a sentence all garbled until he could complete his thought and then say what he meant. He'll be 4 in a few months and is now exactly where my daughter was at four.

It's hard not to compare, but each child is unique and will develop at his/her own pace.
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Izzy is 18 months now and only says a few words but understands what we say to him very well,is it too early to worry?

If it makes you feel any better Addison is 17 months and still really only says Mommy and Baby very clearly. She says other things once in awhile that we understand but it's rare. She is however really starting to understand us so I'm not worrying yet.
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Old 03-23-2010, 06:44 AM   #6
 
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Solomon didn't speak much at all until he was 2, then his speech REALLY took off a couple months later (right around the time Abram was born, which I don't think was a coincidence). Now at 2 1/2 he says everything imaginable. Sometimes I still have to translate though.
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I would not worry. At 18 months, what is most important is that he understands.

When my daughter was 18 months she had 90 words and by her 2nd birthday was talking in complete sentences . My son, however, had 5 words at his second birthday, but by 3 was doing well, though still talked in gibberish sometimes. He would start a sentence all garbled until he could complete his thought and then say what he meant. He'll be 4 in a few months and is now exactly where my daughter was at four.

It's hard not to compare, but each child is unique and will develop at his/her own pace.
This was my kids exactly. Don't worry yet. As long as he understands you he's fine right now.
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