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What are your toddler's 7 words?

According to an article between 12-18 months a toddler should already have at least 7 words that anyone can fully understand.

My toddler is 17 months and the only words are:
Pa pa and Ba ba

What are the words that your toddler is already saying?


Asked by Anonymous at 2:05 PM on Nov. 4, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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Answers (17)
  • DD is almost 16 months. Most of her words are jibberish, but she does know mama, daddy, dog, more, no, hi, and a few others that I can't think of at the moment. She doesn't use words very often though, prefers to talk in her own garbled language.

    Answer by kristal2146 at 6:13 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • my dd was saying slot more than 7 she said about 15. she said mom, dad, cat,dog, love you. nose,tummy, hands,feet, rice, no, baby, andi dont remember the rest. she is 32 mts now

    Answer by piwife at 2:19 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • Mine is 1 1/2 and he says, mama, (only when he's hungry and wants dada, nana, papa, sissy, bye, no no no, and his own name, (usually following no,no,no. lol) As in, "Collin, no,no,no." lol. Every kid talks at a different pace though. Collin has 2 older siblings, that he is around a lot, so he picks up on things from them. Of course most of the time, once they truly start talking, they never stop. lol.

    Answer by HappyEndings at 2:23 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • My son is 20 months old and hardly talks at all.
    My doctor told me, as long as YOU can understand what he's saying, it counts. Also, animal noises count too.
    My son has pretty much ALL the animal noises down, but he can say kitty, mama, woah, dada, no, uh-oh, yes, duck, and fish...clearly. He can also say "thank you" but not's moer like "di-do" Anyway, I wouldn't worry about it, if your child is really saying much now.

    Answer by mamie2shoes at 2:23 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • Anyway, I wouldn't worry about it, if your child is really saying much now.

    Thanks! my son understands a lot, he is a good helper and follows instructions. Still we have called a developmental pediatrician for an evaluation to see what's going. Just to make sure everything is all right. OP

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:33 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • My little girl is 2 years and 4 months. She says:
    Fire truck, dog, cat, ball, ketchup, pizza, frog, sissy, panties, potty, bath, bug, Dora, witch, Halloween, pumpkin...
    She has so many words.

    Answer by Autumn22 at 2:33 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • I had one who was holding full conversations at 18 months. (easily understood by everyone...very far ahead)

    I had one who just started talking at 15 months and by 18 was just starting his language explosion.

    I had one who didn't say his first word until 23 months after a month of speech therapy.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:40 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • my 13 month old daughter can say momma, daddy, kitty, tiger (cats name), no, baba. thats the ones i can think of now.

    Answer by bluerose26 at 2:41 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • and she says a word that sounds like chocolate too.

    Answer by bluerose26 at 2:42 PM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • My DD is 18 months old. She can say MomMom, Daddy, bubby, kittykitty, puppy, ball, eat, cookie, thank you, juice, poopoo, bye, nono, barney and a few others not coming to mind. Shes doing quite well with single words but has yet to make a full sentence other than jibberish. Kids go at their own pace. I wouldnt worry too much unless your child isn't saying much come time for kindergarten. I have 3 children DD age 9 that could carry on full conversations at age 18 months. DS thats 5 that no one but I could really understand until he was age 3 1/2 or more. No need to worry right now if your little one isnt the conversationalist you thought they should be by now. Just humor them when they do their jibberish conversations. They will pick it up soon enough!

    Answer by JessLeigh at 4:07 PM on Nov. 4, 2009