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Is ten months early for talking?

My son says mama, papa, hair, kitty, touch, banana, and a few other small words. Most of them he says perfectly, without even a lisp. I just got him on video petting the cat and giggling. Between giggles he says "kitty" clear as a bell. He is big for his age, both taller and heavier than most year old babies we know, and has been really healthy and seems just so smart for his age! He has great coordination, and can almost stand on his own too. I wonder if he is just advanced for his age, or if any other moms have "super babies" ( my sister's term, not mine :) Her kids didn't talk until they were 13-16 months, and they started with mama and dada, not real spoken words). She thinks he's a freak of nature. I think he is amazing and she's just jealous :)


Asked by alphamom26 at 3:08 PM on Apr. 4, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • No it's not. Maybe it's early if the baby is clearly saying actual word's but at 10 months they tend to just babble and make sounds. It's good practice.

    Answer by vbruno at 3:09 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • It is more like her kids started late. medical fact!

    Answer by dancer at 3:09 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • Sounds pretty normal to me...

    Answer by But_Mommie at 3:12 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • He sounds pretty normal to me. Each child does things are his or her own pace, and that's great that he's a good talker at 10 months. Mine said some words by 10 months, and both were walking at 10 months as well. But neither of them is a super-athlete. Perhaps your son will have the gift of gab, perhaps not. Time will tell. But I don't think he's a "freak of nature" by any stretch of the imagination.

    Answer by vicesix at 3:12 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • no it's not to early to start talking. My grand son started talking(sign language) when he was six months old.

    Answer by stitchintime at 3:12 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • It s not strange or abnormal at all, its just that his brain centres r stimulated ,mostly girls develop their skills earlier,however it seems like,hes going to get brilliant grades at school!

    Answer by doctormom2011 at 3:16 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • my dd started talking about that ds on the other hand, little stinker still won't talk and he's 19 months old, he can say words but refuses to

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 3:20 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • I think your baby is perfectly normal.

    Answer by TARARENEE at 3:21 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • Depends on the baby. My ds was about 11months when he really started talking,but my dd was 7 months we she said dada mama, bye bye, and go.

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 3:21 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • My oldest said mama and dada at 6 months.My kids all had a lot of words by one year. Sounds right on track.

    Answer by mompam at 3:27 PM on Apr. 4, 2011