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when do premature babies usualy start to try to talk? i have a 13 month old premie (3lbs) when born. she has not tried to yet to talk, im only wondering because my 1st daughter not premie started talking befor the age of 1. im not to worrid i know she will get there when she is ready but am curiouse

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:44 PM on Jun. 27, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • well i dont have a premie but a gal i know has - she is the same birth age as my dd but is developmentaly a 1.5 yr old instead of just about to turn 3.
    her little girl was one survived twin and was the size of a soda can when she was born. it all depends on how early the baby was but i heard a doc once say that the diference between the "birth date" and the "due date" have a big impact on the learning process of the baby ... say for instance your baby was born 3 weeks early it wouldnt be as far behind as a baby born 5 weeks early and as the babies develop they all tend to go at their own pace so the two babies would be very far apart development wise in 3 months from their birth date and could be neck and neck by year 3 -

    Answer by vakatia at 1:55 PM on Jun. 27, 2008

  • at the babies check up the doc can tell you what "age" group she reflects closer too (they do this with non premies as well) keep pretty good track on how she develops - if she starts to loose ground talk to your doctor immediately * say she is normally in the 5th percentile of her hight and she starts to drop to the 3rd this is a RED FLAG! if she goes to 10% its great - just keep an eye on her to make sure she isnt falling behind her own progress this can be major danger signs.
    other than that she should be fine.

    Answer by vakatia at 1:55 PM on Jun. 27, 2008

  • In due friend baby who wasn't permie..took awhile to talk. he turning 2 next month, and started to talk about 6month or 8month ago..were u can understand him. and now he say's mom. he was just late talker. so in due time.

    Answer by rainbowbrite2 at 3:12 PM on Jun. 27, 2008

  • My daughter was born at 26 weeks. She said mama and dada by her first birthday. By 18 months actual age, she added maybe three or four more words. She was evaluated just before her second birthday because she was saying fewer than ten words. (She's been in Early Intervention since she came home.) She started speech therapy right after her birthday. She was a few months ahead in her comprehension, but her speech itself was at a 14 month old level. After six months of therapy, her vocabulary has exploded. We're now working on phrases and sentences since she has her labeling down. I'm sure your daughter will start talking soon. Just give her some more time and remember that she is going to be a little bit delayed. Try not to compare her to other children, because that will drive you crazy!

    Answer by lovinmystar at 4:15 PM on Jun. 27, 2008

  • my twins were 6 weeks early and 4lbs 11 oz and 4lbs 8oz, they are 15 months and havent said a word yet. i'm not concerned. there are lots of things about twins talking later but even as a singleton i wouldnt worry yet. babies talk at different times. ask your pediatrician at the next check up but dont get over concerned.

    Answer by mrspierce06 at 10:56 AM on Jun. 28, 2008

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