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My one year old (just turned one) doesn't say anything yet really.

She will say ba-ba referring to her bottle and when she is upset she will say mama. Other than that, she babbles all the time. Should I be worried?

I can't believe we've graduated to the Toddlers category!


Asked by Anonymous at 4:47 PM on Jul. 24, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Honestly I wouldnt my son is 19 moths old still doesnt consistantly say mama or dada or even baba... He lacks what they call expressive language skills. Does your daughter understand you when you talk to her complete simple task ie go get your blanky put away your toy etc? If she understands you more than she speaks your probably alright.. If you are concerned or if she is showing other delays ask your peds doc for a speech therapy evlauation. Good luck

    Answer by ALDmama at 4:52 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • NO! My son didn't call me mama until AFTER he turned 2. If she is babbling then she will get there soon!

    Answer by jenree33 at 4:51 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • A speech therapist would say not to worry until 18 months old. Both my children are in speech and that is what a speech therapist from Children's Hospital told me.

    So I would just keep an eye open and re-evaluate in a few months.

    Answer by TessLouise at 4:53 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • I would not worry about it if I were you, Try not using "baby language" ( if you do) as it will help your child to speak better with proper words , they are just as capable ( when they are ready) of pronouncing real words as opposed to Baby words.

    Answer by TakeNoticeNow at 4:59 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • don't worry as long as your child is communicating (grunting and pointing are great signs that you child will speak, just needs time) and can follow directions, hear you, etc.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:32 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • I was worried about the same thing. My daughter just turned one last Saturday. Everything she say sounds like dadadada. If she's really mad and I'm not around she'll say mamamamamama. Anyway, we have a picture of her as a newborn on the fridge. I was holding her today and said, "Hayden, who's that baby?" She said, "Dayda". I asked her again and she said the same thing. I asked again and she said, "Das dayda, dady." (I call her Hayden Baby). You may not think you baby is talking, but they really are. You just have to REALLY listen. Hope that helps!

    Answer by HaydensMommy708 at 7:58 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • My son barely said a word by his first birthday, it was nothing but gibberish. He's 2 now and he talks sooo much - he says so many words and copies what we say too!

    You will be surprised how much they will just start talking out of the blue. I think your daughter is fine - she will talk in her own time soon enough.

    Answer by Pollymom at 8:46 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • no, my 2 yr old just started talking, my oldest was speaking sentences at 18 months. all kids develope differently.

    Answer by jbirchard at 9:12 PM on Jul. 24, 2009

  • my 12 month old only says 3 words, and he is obviously very smart. he just has different priorities. climbing and playing are much more interesting than talking. don't worry, she will be talking your ear off before you know it.

    Answer by jcsmummy at 2:10 AM on Jul. 25, 2009