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When did your little one starting saying other words besides momma and dada?

my son is 16 months and doesn't say anything else. he babbles a lot and it sounds like he is trying to say words, but no words come out or the full word doesn't come out. should i be worried?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:16 PM on May. 16, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • He probably says words but you don't understand him.

    for example, My 17 month old says a bunch of words but usually only the first couple letters...

    more (Mah)
    dog (da)
    bun (cause she loves bread.... sounds more like Bah)
    taylor (sisters name but sounds more like ay-ya)
    wash (for wash hands.... sounds more like wa but she is rubbing her hands together or pointing at the sink )

    None of the words are clear and i doubt anyone outside of our family would know what she is saying except a couple of them . Everytime she wanted more milk or more of anything I would always ask her if she wanted more by only saying.... MORE? and i would repeat it until she would shake her head yes or no. after a few weeks she started to raise her sippy cup and say... Mah?

    Answer by Mel_in_PHX at 6:25 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • HAH! We're just now getting mommy and daddy out of our almost two year old. His first word was no. lol. and he used it all the time. He'll be two next month and he now has no, mommy, daddy, honey, puppy, poppy (meaning grandpa), and occasionally, you'll get oh man. Usually when he gets caught doing something. "Why do you have Mommy's cell phone?" "Oh man!"

    Answer by MamaStuart at 7:31 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • Its not time to be concerned just yet. Some kids are late and then they start speaking in a very rapid vocabulary. If you want to try to speed things up try limiting television and other noisy stimulation, talk as if he is a little adult asking him questions and try to engage him. Read to him alot--even if he wanders off to look at his blocks or tries to rip the page. If you still aren't getting anywhere then you might want to mention on your next routine check up at 24 months.

    Answer by hotelmom123 at 4:28 PM on May. 17, 2011

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