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How many words does your 21 month old say?

Mine says hi, bye, hello, Mama, Papa, Wawa (for woof woof--this is how she currently refers to dogs), morning (good morning), more, love, baby, bear, no, money, eye, ear, mouth, nose, toes, hiney, belly, teeth, shoes, agua, ball, elbow, manna (banana), cookie, cheese, yum, bed, poo poo, pee pee, milk, beat it (says this to the hmmmm that's all I can think of for now, but she understands most of what I say to her also. Is this normal or is she behind a bit? I know she is not little likes to take her time learning

Oh and she makes animals noises for dogs, cats, cows, horses, monkeys, goats, sheep


Asked by Anonymous at 9:43 PM on Mar. 26, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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Answers (14)
  • Wow is all I can say. My son says like 7 words tops and doesn't understand everything we say to him. He understands maybe half of what we say. So I definently think your child is A-OK.

    Answer by chelleybeans at 9:47 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • She is fine. Mine was WAY!! ahead, so, I have to not use him as a reference. All my daycare 2 year olds were right even with her. Some behind, some, she is average. Don't worry.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 9:45 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • She was farther then my son, and my son is now 2 1/2 and can say anything I pretty much say plus sentences and can sing any song word for word I put in front of me and I mean like Adult Christian songs not toddler songs..

    My opinion is your daugther is doing great in her vocabulary... because although they are not saying EVERYTHING they are listening to everything and absorbing it all

    Answer by UAFwife at 9:47 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • Mine is close to 100. Yours sounds fine. Reading to her will help. Also limit the TV time.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:54 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • Oh, I read to her all the time. She prefers books over toys and she never watches tv....has absolutely no interest in it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:59 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • Haha...Mine never let me read to him...he hated it. He watched alot of tv. LOL That really isn't a valid argument. Because my son talked like a grown up. I also talked like adult to him with no baby talk. I pointed out things and gave everything a name. Like, do you want to eat an apple, instead of let's eat.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:06 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • i've lost count. in the past few months he's gone from 10-15 words to about 50.

    Answer by jcsmummy at 10:52 PM on Mar. 26, 2010

  • My son doesn't on a normal basis say very many words, I actually had him evaluated by a speech therapist because I was afraid he was mentally delayed or something like that. From what they told me he was on the low side of normal (by low side I mean like on par with fifteen month olds) but his other skills like fine motor skills and social developement skills were extremely advanced (around a three year olds level). So I'd say don't worry right now because sometimes they're just to busy working on other developemental milestones.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:04 AM on Mar. 27, 2010

  • mama, mommy, dada, daddy, up, down, forward, backward, grandma, pap, julia, ask, mike, door, bee, bear, baby, nose, eyes,ears,mouth, hair, head, elbows, knees, fingers, hands, arms, feet/piggies, belly, bellybutton, zipper, coat, jacket, dog, cat, horse, sheep, donkey, flamingo, elephant, fish, spoon, fork, cuppy, shoes, new shoes, purse, money, dollar, pony, crib, pillow, bed, blankey, hold me, thank you, please, your welcome, god bless you, one more, one more time, pretty please, egg, chicken, toast, bread, sandwich, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, milk, juice, water, coffee, stinks, clean, pee pee, privates, potty, poop, boots, sockies, hug, kiss, love you thiiiiiis much, hippo, nails, paint, color, crayons, paper, red,blue, pink,green, orange, black, white, gray, yellow, cut, chair, couch, eat dinner, im hungry, drink, tv, elmo, zoe, abby, oscar, grover, big bird, evan, andrew, jr, uncle bry, aunt beth, aunt linda

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:49 AM on Mar. 27, 2010

  • uncke jim, uncle timmy, uncle jas, aunt dor, granma dorrie, dar, (those were all family members) weeber, tommy, eekky (our dogs), walk, run, ready set go, jumpin, jump, come here, help me please, tie shoes, coat on, hat, gloves, snow, birds tweet tweet, chicken back back, turkey gobble gobble, i girl, daddy boy, toilet paper, clean table, sweeper, i help, broom, hot, cold, blow, careful, be gentle, im ok, im fine, im good, good morning darlin, hey baby!, missed you, how are you, pet him?, easy boys, shut up eeky!, get down, sit, stay, treats, downstairs, laundry, do laundry, read book. thats all i can think of right now!

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:52 AM on Mar. 27, 2010