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Is this normal?

I have a 19 month old son he talks a little bit but what Im wanting to ask is it normal for him to not finish a word like dog he says da or bottle not his bottle by the way his baby brothers he says ba instead of ba ba or bottle he uses the ba sound alot and for objects that begin with the letter b like ball he"ll say ba or bucket hell say bu or blocks he"ll say bo again is this normal?

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Asked by MoMMyto2971 at 2:58 PM on Jul. 20, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • when my daughter is thirsty she saying "ink" or she calls my sister dog "caca" his name is casper. She is 22 months

    Answer by kirsty_mcgrail at 3:09 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • Yes, my son does this all the time. Tru for truck , wa for water and then he will all of a sudden say BOAT the whole word - just vertain ones are half words.

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 3:15 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • oh and SO many things are TI and DOE - i have no idea yet what that means lol!!

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 3:15 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • Very, very normal. Classic examples are "nana" instead of "banana" and "gehti" instead of "sphaghetti".

    Toddlers drop the beginning and ending of words, they use sounds they can make in place of ones they can't, they even make up their own words to use that sound nothing like the real ones. As long as you know what he means, it counts as a word.

    By the time he's 3, strangers will have an easier time understanding him. B the time he's 7, he'll be able to make all of the sounds used in English. For now, you'll just need to keep updating your "toddler to English" dictionary. Eventually he'll use the full word for everything and pronounce them properly.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 3:20 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

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