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How many words does your 20 month old say?

I have a tongue-tied 20 month old who only speaks about 20 words. I'm concerened that he might have a disorder. How many words does the average 20 month old speak?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:37 AM on Mar. 31, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • I think my 22 moth old is a little behind as well. He says Mama, Dada, More, thank you, kitty cat, ball, bye, go, no, yes, that, cracker, grandpa, I know there are more but I can't seem to think of them right know. My 4 year old said more at that age but all kids are different so it is really hard to tell.

    joleensboys

    Answer by joleensboys at 9:58 AM on Mar. 31, 2009

  • Mine speaks in complete sentences, but I don't think that's average either. She's always been really verbal. Keep reading to him, giving him as much input as you can. I bet your doctor will bring up verbal skills at your 24 month appt. I think at 18 months they're "supposed to" have 3 or more words besides mom and dad, and be putting 2 words together. I wouldn't worry until after that next appt. They're all so different.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:03 PM on Mar. 31, 2009

  • MY 20 MONTH OLD SON IS SO LOUD BUT DOESNT SAY WORDS JUST MUTTERS OR BLAH,BLAH,BLAH. I DONT FEEL WORRIED , IN TIME I KNOW HE WILL START TO SAY ACTUALL WORDS. JUST KEEP TALKING TO HIM AS YOU WOULD TALK TO ANOTHER PERSON AND HE WILL CATCH ON.

    grumpyness

    Answer by grumpyness at 9:26 PM on Mar. 31, 2009

  • My 19 year old speaks in sentences. She's very verbal, I started reading to her at a very early age. Her vocabulary is well over 150 words. Keep talking to your son verbalizing everything. Just speaking words could get boring so make it interesting and sing the words in different silly voices. My daughter loves that. :)
    Mami-Talez

    Answer by Mami-Talez at 4:09 AM on Apr. 2, 2009

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