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At what age did your son talk?

What age did he start to say words?
Did he ever "lose" words that he used to say?
When did he use tw0-words together?
When did he start sentences?

If you have a daughter that's ok too! :)


Asked by carol2m2 at 8:20 PM on Sep. 11, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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Answers (9)
  • My oldest had 3 words and then lost them, didn't speak "real" words again until he was almost 5. If a child ever loses speech, you should definitely have a developmental evaluation done. Early Intervention in your area should do it for free.
    My youngest is typical - he started using single words around 9-10 month, 2 words together around a year, sentences around 15 months.

    Answer by missanc at 9:58 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • My son has autism and didn't speak with 2 words together until he was almost 5. Are you thinking that your son may have a developmental delay?

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 8:21 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • My son started saying words like cat, ball, light, etc at around 9-10 months. I don't really remember him "losing" any words. He went through phases where he said certain ones more often though. I don't remember when he put 2 words together, but he's 24 months now and has been saying sentences like "no daddy, no talk to mommy" (lol) for a few months now.

    Answer by Kisses4Henry at 8:23 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • i wouldnt know what is normal my son had a speech delay, he didnt start talking well till he was 3 1/2 check out local parent share and supports they are awesome....

    Answer by navywifemomkoch at 8:24 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • my son doesnt talk yer, he's 6 days old :) But my dd's started saying (and associating the words with the meanings) around 10 months. My 2 yr old says 4 to 5 word sentences now, and my 1yr old says 2 word sentences occasionaly but rare.

    Answer by SabrenaLeigh at 8:25 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • my oldest son didn't start talking much until he was 3. the second son is 2 1/2 now and he can say complete sentences. the older brother works with him alot, asking him to repeat things, etc. my daughter is about to turn 1yo and she can say quite a few words..... cat, kitty, juice, tree, no, plus the usual mommy and daddy,etc. she started talking at 5 months..... much younger than my boys did.

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 8:27 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • Thanks everyone! ButterflyBlue19: Can you share more about your son's experiences either here or in a personal message to me?

    He is 21 months old and there is a list of about 20 words he has said before. Right now he is only saying about 5 of them which include momma and dadda. He is in speech therapy through the school system program Early On. But recently a friend told me her son around the same age barely talks too. I am considering a Pediatric Specialist and possibly get him tested but I'm not sure if I want to or want to wait? That's why I was interested in your experiences.

    Comment by carol2m2 (original poster) at 8:28 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • My son said the usual first words (Mamma, Dadda) when he was about 8-9 months old. Maybe earlier, I can't quite remember. When he turned one is when he started saying more words. He now says two word phrases like "Yea cool" and tries to mimic others that we say. "Get Down", "Hi Buddy", and other phrases of that nature. He hasn't said any sentences yet, but I am sure once he turns two he'll start getting to those. He'll be two on the 23rd.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 8:50 PM on Sep. 11, 2010

  • my son has autism...he didn't speak until after his 6th birthday.....he's now 9....doesn't carry on conversations, but can make requests using words and has a functional vocabulary of over 200 words...he can sing whole songs and repeat whole phrases and he can count to ten.

    Answer by FXmomTo3 at 11:12 PM on Sep. 11, 2010