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How many words should a tot 12-18mos be saying?

and what types
does mama, dada, etc count
or do real words like cat, dog etc need to be coming out?


Asked by DomoniqueWS at 1:09 PM on Jan. 24, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • It kinda depends on the child. Yea mama and dada count. My 16 month old sometimes says dog or cup,gramma or papa. She doesn't say a whole lot. Lots of indeterminable words and babbling. But she does make her wants and needs known. I wouldn't worry too much (unless the pediatrician says there is a issue).

    Answer by MamaWolf1981 at 1:15 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • at my youngest's 12 month visit, doctor asked me if she could say more than 2 words and if she can say 2 words together.

    she can say more than 2 words, and says "all done"

    i think by 18 months, they should be connecting 2 words together and probably saying 5-10 words.

    Answer by tnm786 at 1:13 PM on Jan. 24, 2011

  • yeah my son is 14mos, he knows mama, dada, does not say s's so when he says my sisters nick name he goes "de" not des, he says keykey for kitty kitty,

    when we do ABC's he does some of the letters, again, nothing with an S sound ever sounds right, and I know he understands because he will point at the alphabet chart when we start to sing the song.

    He understands when we tell him to do stuff. IDK he hit all of his physical mile stones so quickly, sitting up all alone 4/5mos, crawling 5/6 mos and walking 8/9 mos, now he just needs to be more vocal I guess.

    Comment by DomoniqueWS (original poster) at 1:18 PM on Jan. 24, 2011