Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

When did your baby starting talking?

My dd says Dada, Mama, Baba. She's making all the sounds, but she doesn't know what they mean yet. She is 8 months.


Asked by BridgetC140 at 3:07 PM on Mar. 15, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

Level 29 (37,888 Credits)
This question is closed.
Answers (7)
  • No, it's no big deal.
    By 8 months, most babies will use mama and dada - though not always with the correct parent!
    By 11 months, most will use the correct name for the correct parent.
    By 13 months, most will have 2 more words that they can use correctly. That may be bye, milk, dog, or some other favorite thing.
    By 15 months, kids start adding NO to their list of favorite words - oh joy!
    And as I said before, by 18 months doctors want to see 10 to 20 words. Some kids this age will have a few phrases (byebye daddy, more cookie, etc) but about half will not.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 5:13 PM on Mar. 15, 2009

  • That sounds pretty much like my daughter. She had just a few words - mama, dada, tree, milk, maybe one or two more - when she turned 14 months. I was starting to get worried because I kept seeing posts of moms bragging about how their child could talk in full sentences at 9 months and their 12 month old could hold converstations. I know better now and can spot the bull from a long way off.
    Up to 16 months, most kids speak very little. By 18 months, most have between 10 and 20 words. Some perfectly normal kids don't have any. Some have lots more (mine had over 100).
    By 24 months, most are stringing words together - "more cookie" "up daddy"
    By 30 months, most are speaking in 4 to 5 word sentences. Some perfectly normal kids aren't and some are little chatter boxes.
    By 36 months, most can hold little conversations and mom can understand nearly 90% of what is said though strangers can't.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 3:32 PM on Mar. 15, 2009

  • So it's no big deal then that my dd is talking at all? Like I said, she makes the sounds, but not intentionally to communicate with me or daddy specifically.

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 3:40 PM on Mar. 15, 2009

  • First words....13 months, 15 months and 23 months. Before that, there was a lot of babbling, but no real words.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 3:56 PM on Mar. 15, 2009

  • On her first birthday, my first daughter pointed to a cup of water she wanted and said "wa." We remember this as her first word, not counting all the "mamama" or "dadada" stuff she said. Maybe a little before that she said "ba" for a lot of things, only some of which started with B (bottle, ball, balloon, but also other things I can't remember)

    Answer by EmilySusan at 4:04 PM on Mar. 15, 2009

  • Well, my little Johnnie is only three months old and he speaks german and french!

    Just kidding...they were all different.

    Answer by Steff107 at 4:51 PM on Mar. 15, 2009

  • My daughter is 8 months as well. She says da da and ma ma .She only says ma ma when she wants something like out of the crib or play pin. So dont worrie every child is different and learn at there own pace. :-)

    Answer by Tweetybird5595 at 4:52 PM on Mar. 15, 2009