My first was an early talker (before a year) and had sentences going soon afterwards. He was just one of those kids who it came easy for. My Mom tells me that I was an early talker as well so perhaps he got it from me?
My second is 10 months and she's got the basics: Mama, Dada, Nana (My Mom's name to the kids), hi and she's waving, clapping, blowing kisses. My first was saying more at this age though, but again, I know he was on the early side. I just talk to her alot and when she babbles at me I respond saying what I think she is trying to say. I ask her "where's daddy" and she'll look at him to try and help her figure things out more. That's the best you can do I think!
at 8:21 AM on Aug. 14, 2010