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any words?

by all means, this is really early for them to be speaking. I don't mean to say that if your LO doesn't have words that you should be worried, my boys didn't start with some of this stuff until around 18mths.
In saying that, it can be confirmed that my little Daisy Doo has a couple words now! She says "ish" and looks at the fish tank or points at it then walks over and tries to catch them saying "ish ish ish". and she also says "ticko ticko ticko" while scratching the hell out of you trying to get you to laugh lol tickle tickle tickle. She still says Dahdah for the Daisy song. Oh and whenever she stands up too much in the tub I ask her if she's all done, well yesterday that happened so she leans her belly against the tub, puts her forearms together with her hands bent back and says "duh". wow, girls really do learn so fast! I was always told that but only put a little stock into it.

what early words are your lo's saying?

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We've got mama, dada, Anna, and banana around here. I love her babb;e so much, but I'm also looking forward to it turning more into english and knowing what's going on in that mind of hers.

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We've heard Mama and Dada repeatedly. There are a few others that seem to mean things... last week Rachel said 'Hello David' and waved at David. She did that for one day but stopped. David copies me when I say 'Dog' but it is all in baby language.

There is definitely more communication going on between them that we can't understand. They will talk to each other from across the room in a foreign baby language...it is so cute. I know twins take a bit longer, especially as preemies, because they focus on talking to each other.

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Jordan says mama and dada and bye bye (which sounds more like buh buh). Sometimes she still says mamamamama but it's directed at me. Dada is usually just two syllables. Her babbling is a lot more varied and is starting to sound like some foreign language, which I've termed "Jordanese". Wink If she is pointing to something then she usually says "doh". I guess that's her made up word for when she wants to point at things or have me talk about what she is pointing at.

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She kind of says bye bye and occasionally something that sounds like mama. Nothing else though. My oldest was one of the last to 'talk' on her bb. She never stops now. I'm in trouble once G starts LOL

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ky only says mama dada and bye bye but i swear she was saying ryry the other day when she was looking at my son but im pretty sure it was just jibberish haha

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"Kayla1981" wrote:

Jordan says mama and dada and bye bye (which sounds more like buh buh). Sometimes she still says mamamamama but it's directed at me. Dada is usually just two syllables. Her babbling is a lot more varied and is starting to sound like some foreign language, which I've termed "Jordanese". Wink If she is pointing to something then she usually says "doh". I guess that's her made up word for when she wants to point at things or have me talk about what she is pointing at.

my dad calls my son's language "Ryanese" because he cant understand his toddler speak. ROFL

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Isabelle says mama, da for dad, "nah nah" for nurse, is trying really hard to say "kitty" and "book".I think it will be fast with other words once she gets a few under her belt.

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Maia mostly just squeals. LOL She says momamomamoma and da-dee but not to the correct parent yet. She also used to say ki, which I thought was for cat, but then she figured out how to sort of turn it into a squeal which sounds remarkably like a cat hissing really, really loudly. (Believe me, that cats LOVE that... Blum 3 ) She also says naynay and Wow-Wow for her granny and her uncle Woo that watch her during the day.

She's babbling more than she was even a week ago, but really it's mostly just noises. She also does this great Donald Duck noise that I'd love to get on video, but every time I pull out the camera, you guessed it... Michigan J. Frog.

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nothing here that I will officially say is 'talking'. I get a lot of mummmmummmummm - only when he's sort of crying and wants me to pick him up, like when I'm in the kitchen and he's behind the barrier. So is he really saying ' Mum' or just babbling? I can't tell! Wink He's also come out with the occaional Papa/Baba - when he's with DH - again... not sure if it's for real or not!

He babbles non stop though, and I love it - so cute! Every day it seems he's trying out a new combination of sounds. Can't wait for it to be coherent!

I'm not expecting too much from him for a while yet though, since from all I've read, babies in bilingual homes tend to speak later (he gets English with me and French from everyone else around him). It will be interesting to see which language 'takes the lead'. I figure it will English at first since he's with me all day, but once he starts daycare in September I'm sure the French will take over.

We also do some signing with him, and although he doesn't do anything except wave at the moment, I think he's starting to understand a few - he gets excited when I sign 'eat' or especially 'nurse'!

k

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sam was saying dada for a long time and doesnt anymore, and he meant dada b/c he would say it when he walked into the room.

lately he says " yeeeeaaah" all day long. its funny we will ask a question and he says "yeah" not sure if he really is saying yeah or what. he says "ba" for bottle. but thats about it.

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Leyla's first word was "Dada". At first it was more like dadadadada, but now she definitely uses it to refer to DH. Sometimes she says it quickly to get his attention and once she has it she will say it in a more drawn out fashion. It's so cute!! She did finally figure out out to say "Mama" to me. She also identifies my mom as "Nana" and she calls her older sister Alanis "Yayi". She can also say "Hi" and "Bye" though that comes out more as "Hah" and "Buh".

Language development is so fascinating to watch. I love how now we can see her thinking when she's trying to imitate some sound we just made to her. It's crazy how much the talking will explode in another year or two.

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Alison says:
Mama
Mom
Dada
Bailey (our dog), and I might add that ALL dogs are called Bailey
Meow (that is what she calls the cats)
Bye
Hi

I have been trying to teach her the signs for all done, more and thank you...but she just laughs at me.

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Julia says, or thinks she says:
mama
dada
hello when she answers her toy phone
uh oh
"drop" while waving her hand down to the dog to tell her to lie down. She told me to "da" after I wouldn't let her play in the toilet. Our first fight Smile
"ma" can mean milk, more, or mommy
I think that's about it.
We're working on baby signs with her, and that seems to encourage her to "talk" more. Now if only she would get her top two teeth. Then she would be a happy camper and I could sleep!

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[QUOTE=raginger] She told me to "da" after I wouldn't let her play in the toilet. Our first fight Smile
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HAHAHA!!!

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Well, Spark is still communicating by crying or yelling "aaahhh! aaahhh!"

Silas says "yay" when he claps his hands. I taught him that. He also gets "duck" sometimes. I was pointing to the ducks in a book and he kind of went "dck dck". He gets mom and dad, and he knows the signs for eat, hungry, and he's learning cow, just because it was on his favourite page of a book lol :vibes:

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So, how much should the kiddos be saying, now that they're over a year? At her 1 year check-up the doctor seemed fine with her speech. I told her that Maia says Moma, Dad-ee, Na-Na, and her strange hissy-ki cat noise.

But I have co-workers who are all "My kids talked in complete sentences before their first birthdays!" so now I'm a tad worried. (Momma also claims that I did this as a baby, too--talked by the time I was 10 months old). Maia babbles and makes all sorts of noises but I'm not really getting a lot of words. I know noises constantly used for the same object count as words (like the hiss-ki for kitty) but I am not really noticing a trend with those. Her babbling sounds like 'questions' now, if that makes sense.

And if you ask her "What does a lamb say?" she'll say "baaaaa" but I don't know if that counts as a word or just as memorization. Plus, she won't sit still to learn anything anymore. She is walking everywhere from the moment she wakes until she goes to bed so it's hard to read to her any more except for her night-time books.

Not freaking out but I am curious. I've never done this before so I don't know when the words come!

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This has been on my mind too. Jordan was saying Dada for a while and said mama a few times but never says them anymore. Well, today I kind of got her to repeat mama back to me.

She does say hi, bye, uh-oh, and ball all the time. So I know she is talking some. I'm just surprised she stopped saying dada and didn't continue trying to say mama. Is that anything to worry about?? It kinds of worries me a little but she communicates with us through sign too so I try to tell myself that those words will come back sooner or later.

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i think by their 18th month they should have atleast 50 words. i dont know the exact amount they should have at this age, but my son had all of about 5 words by the time he was 2. yes only 5. i worried like crazy and his pedi kept saying that he was fine because he was saying more than mama and dada, and sure enough after that 2nd birthday something clicked in his head and he hasnt shut up since! he now speaks in sentences and speaks in his Ryanese, but i can understand him Smile

So i wouldnt worry too much on how many exact words they should say because one day they will never stop talking!

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I definitely wouldn't worry yet. DSS didn't really start talking until he was about 3. Noah started earlier, don't remember when. Now all they do is argue! Ugh! Nathan does not say much yet. He says mama and bans (bye bye). He understands a lot of what I say though. So I am not worried yet. Once they start, they never stop! So enjoy it for now! Trust me! Smile There are days that I want to use a whole roll of duct tape on Noah. He talks non-stop from sunrise to sunset most days. But he does say some funny stuff!

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all kids are different, I don't think the Dr's start looking closely at it until they're between 2.5 and 3 and still haven't developed a vocabulary. Andy started small sentences around 2 - 2.5 and Jack has started small sentences recently and he'll be 3 in a couple weeks. He only really just started mimicing us all the time. Whereas Daisy mimic's us all the time.

she answers 'akay' or 'k to questions, says "bubba bah? akay" or "ki ka" for the kitty cat.
her understanding of the language is amazing to me, I told her that her fav. show was on in the other room "Daisy, 4 Square is on in the living room" and she looked up and me and toddled right off to the living room lmao She tells me to "sit sit" and tries to mimic almost everything i say.

my little baby is not so much of a baby anymore Sad

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mama, dada, daddy, hot, yeah, ball, car, dog, all pretty clear but probably not to someone who doesnt know him. he also makes noises of animals, lions, monkey, dog, cat, and duck. there are days he will reeally talk but not most days. anytime I try to work with him his big sis is there to talk for him. she starts preschool in the fall so looking forward to those five hours a week we will have some alone time

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Finally getting a few words from J over here. Baba (for his dad/Papa) is the favourite and the most repeated word. He occasionally says Mama for me, has said Dada ('dodo') for nap time a few times. I think he's saying train now - comes out as just 'teh' though. (We see a lot of trains on our walks and can hear them from our place) His first (and only so far) animal noise is a roar for a lion.
He signs 'more' 'eat/hungry' 'dodo' and 'light'.

He obviously understands a LOT of what we say to him or ask him, so I'm not concerned about his language development at this point. I think evidence of understanding is more important at this age than the actual number of words they can say.

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some of jades more common words now are:
momma (it varies to mom etc)
dada (same as mom)
kick
eat
more
thank you (tanx)
please (peeeees)
potty (pot pot)
papa
daddad (grandad)
nana (my mom)
kit kit (the cats)
there's a few more but she doesn't seem to want to talk with any consistency so we get a day here or there and then not much for a bit, then repeat! she understands soo much though! i do the same as cherie 'jade your show is on' or dads home or where's you juice and she goes straight to whatever it is! she's even putting her toys and dirty laundry away, hope that lasts although not holding my breathe! LOL!!!
as for the how many question? her doc said there is a lot of variation, mostly they like to see one word phrases during the first year (1-2) then at 2 years two word sentences, 3 years 3 words, etc unless there are other signs of a problem.

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I wouldn't worry at all. Katie says one word, "up". And sometimes she doesn't even mean up when she says it. She babbles a lot of other sounds, but they don't mean anything to me! My mother swears she says words, but I just don't hear it.

At the year appt for us, the doc asked "What's she saying?" I said, nothing. He didn't seem too worried, and said we could talk about it again at the 15mo appt.

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Thanks, ladies! Since I made the post she's started to say "Uh-Oh" but it sounds more like "Uhhhh-oooo". LOL We need video of all these babies making the animal noises. Cause Maia kills me with the cuteness of the sheep 'baaaaa', I'd love to hear other babies, too. I'd be Amanda-mush on the floor! Wink

I'm glad to know she's pretty in line with a lot of what everyone is saying. Like you, Karen, I know that she understands what we say to her as she will follow simple commands (if she feels like it. LOL) She'll also point out her belly button and her nose when asked. I just wasn't sure when the words should come. I'm so glad I have you ladies. Everyone here is just so down-to-Earth. I have co-workers with kids but I feel like they're in some competition with me, a competition I didn't sign up for!!

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We've got a few words here.
Mama
Dada
Hi
yes (yis)
puppy
uh-oh (sounds so cute when he says it)
bye bye
thank you (tank goo)
Elliott ( his brother~sounds like Ee-ot)
Jeremy (another brother~ sounds like Jer-um)

I think there's more, but those are the main ones he says consistently.
I don't think you have to worry about words until at least 3, and even then if they have a few words they usually don't worry.
The main concern is if they do say words, and then lose them.

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Sumayyah says all sorts of things. mom, dada, kayah(my daughter's name) bahba (cup), mine, bye bye. She also argues with her siblings. It is the cutest thing ever. She points her finger and begins jibberish. It is so funny. I love this little girl so much. I am truly blessed. I love looking at all of the photos of my preg.org babies. They have all grown so much.

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Sigrid is a blabber mouth Smile She talks all day! Her favorite word at the moment is cracker and she says cracker for any kind of food she wants. Some of her other words
dada
mama
nana - for grandma
buba - for brother
bye bye
please
charlie and dogie
kitty
baby