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What is a normal age for a baby to start talking?

My 15 month old only says mama and 1 choice four letter word that his father taught him. I'm only worried because he did everything else early, but he shows no signs of being able to relate any words to anything.

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Asked by Scarlet_Delilah at 4:17 PM on Nov. 18, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Some children just don't talk right away. Don't worry he will do it in his own time.

    Answer by bjojola at 4:18 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • My son was saying just a few words when he felt like it at about 18 months. Now he hasn't kept his mouth shut since he turned 2! It's weird how kids go from not doing something to doing it all the time almost overnight. I'd give him a few more months!

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 4:20 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • my 23 month old went from being "slightly speech delayed" to her mouth overflowing with vocabulary practically overnight! dont worry the words will come! keep reading and repeating everything you see and do with him, that should help :)

    Answer by tnm786 at 4:29 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • Im not sure every child is different my baby is 6 months 3 weeks and she says mommy, daddy,yeah and no

    Answer by NevansMommy at 4:34 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • My twins didn't really say much at all until they were around 16 or 17 months. On the other hand, my other son was talking up a storm by 10 months.

    Answer by sweet29mom at 4:42 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • my son is 12 months and he's not really saying any words. It's almost as if he's trying to say something, but it comes in time, just keep working with him, he will figure it out soon enough!

    Answer by Sillylins at 5:27 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • If you are concerned you can always get a free developmental evaluation from early intervention. If he is delayed, they will give him free or very low cost therapy; if there's no delay then at least you have peace of mind!

    Answer by missanc at 9:33 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

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