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So I'm really impressed by how much these other kids are talking from the Dec check in! I know DS is no where near the "time to panic" point for not talking, but I am curious if anyone else has a kid who isn't saying anything yet. Or maybe has an older kid who was a late talker?

I'm sure a good deal of it is that he's more interested in movement than communication. Plus most of the time it's just me and him and well, I run out of things to say. We read a lot, but that's not really conversation. Of course the kid refuses to learn any more baby signs b/c running is more fun. Blum 3

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Lyla doesn't talk. She randomly says dadda, baby (beebee), and twice she has seemingly called me mamma. Otherwise it's random babbles. She'll point and holler if she wants something. I feel like she should be talking more or that I should be doing more to teach her, but my 17 months old great-nephew doesn't talk either. Of course he has a split uvula and an upcoming appointment with a specialist. . . :dontknow:

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DS1 didn't talk until he was 2. At about a 1 1/2 he could say mama & dada and that was it. At 2 he started adding more words, 2 1/2 phrases, and by 3 simple sentances. Now at 6 he never stops and has a really big vocab. He was home with just me until 2 when I went back to work and he went to preschool. Being around other kids and having to communicate his needs to other adults made him way more verbal IMO. And like you said, with just him and I there was only so much to say.

I think Odin is talking much earlier because of working with me all day at preschool. He has to be verbal to get his needs across at times and is surrounded by non-stop talk all day all week. Sometimes it too much...lol. It like growing up with 11 siblings during the day.

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Evan says mama and dada, but sometimes I know it's not actually mama and dada that he means. Most everything is babble, but I have noticed that it's really picked up in the last couple of months. It's so cute watching those little lips make sounds. We usually try to say please and thank you to him, and there have been a few times when it sounds like he tries repeating thank you. Other times we may say dog or puppy and its like he repeats it also.

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Teagan's words are few and far between and has only really started in the last week or so. They aren't helpful. I also can't get her to actually say things on cue. Although, she will bark if I ask her what doggies say. So, while she does say things I definitely wouldn't say she's talking.

So need to start worrying. The sooner they start talking the sooner they'll start talking back.

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Lucas talks. He talks nonsense like he is actually saying something, but he also says "hi, uh-oh, and kitty" and I swear I have heard him say "thank you" I wouldn't worry though he has lots of time to talk.

I am pretty sure that Lucas is the only one left on this board that isn't walking yet:p

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Lucas isn't the only non-walker! I know that!
Oh, and Aiden would't stand unassisted intentionally until after he was able to walk across the room! I saw what you posted on the check in thread. He probably just wants to do it all on his own and in his own time. Once he does, he'll probably run. lol

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Isabelle mostly babbles. She does say kitty, uh-oh, baba (for bottle) and sometimes dada and mama. We say grace at meals and sometimes if she is really hungry or impatient, after we say "amen", she says "a-MEN!" very emphatically as if to say "its about time you finished, lets eat!":D I have a bedtime book we often read where baby Donald says goodnight to his toys. Tonight I told her it was time for bed and started saying goodnight to her toys. I swear she started saying "bye bye" and adding babble in the same tone that I use when I read the book to her.

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Natalie has been my fastest talker so far. I think boys talk a little later than girls for some reason..

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Trevor was always a talker and now chloe is really amazing me with her talking. I think it's a girl thing too. They are still so young though so I wouldn't worry about it.

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"janijanis" wrote:

I am pretty sure that Lucas is the only one left on this board that isn't walking yet:p

Nope! Lainey is older than Lucas and while she is talking steps I still don't consider her a "walker" since she still uses crawling as her main mode of transportation. She has learned to stand up without pulling on anything, so I think she may be taking off sometime soon though

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DS1 started talking April/May time THIS YEAR!!. By July he was up to 2/3 word sentences. By September he was talking like a 4 year old and his speech therapist was in total shock. As were we! I cannot believe he is the same child! Now I'd like him to shut up Lol

Tobey's talking to me is a real shock. When DS1 was Tobey's age he said nothing. He didn't even say Mama/dada until he was 18/19 months old then that was it until spring this year and he was 2 years 5/6 months Smile

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Amongst my friends, I have noticed that the girls talk earlier than the boys.

Lainey is definitely working more on the verbal stuff than the physical (ie: walking). She also has a chatterbox of an older sister to keep up with, too. Smile With both my girls, I seem to have early talkers/late walkers. It's just what is normal for them. Sometimes my ears need a break, though. The word "why" is the most annoying word ever, btw!

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"rubber_da_glove" wrote:

Now I'd like him to shut up Lol

When DD1 was little one of our friends told me, "You spend the first year teaching them to walk and talk, then spend the rest of their lives trying to get them to sit down and shut up."
So true, and still makes me laugh! Smile

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"BuckeyeK" wrote:

The word "why" is the most annoying word ever, btw!

Yes!! I agree! If I never hear it again it will be too soon!

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"BuckeyeK" wrote:

Nope! Lainey is older than Lucas and while she is talking steps I still don't consider her a "walker" since she still uses crawling as her main mode of transportation. She has learned to stand up without pulling on anything, so I think she may be taking off sometime soon though

Aiden still can't stand up without pulling up on something. I find it rather amusing that he's running, but can't stop himself without falling...and then he crawls over to something to pull back up to keep running!

These kids are so funny how they do everything different. Smile

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DS1 started talking April/May time THIS YEAR!!. By July he was up to 2/3 word sentences. By September he was talking like a 4 year old and his speech therapist was in total shock. As were we! I cannot believe he is the same child! Now I'd like him to shut up Lol

Tobey's talking to me is a real shock. When DS1 was Tobey's age he said nothing. He didn't even say Mama/dada until he was 18/19 months old then that was it until spring this year and he was 2 years 5/6 months Smile

Wow! What progression in such little time. Great reminder! Biggrin

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"BuckeyeK" wrote:

When DD1 was little one of our friends told me, "You spend the first year teaching them to walk and talk, then spend the rest of their lives trying to get them to sit down and shut up."
So true, and still makes me laugh! Smile

There needs to be a like button on this.

I could have sworn I posted yesterday, but anyway.
Ronin has a few words, but doesn't use them all the time. He will also say ta when he wants something or wants to hand you something ( we are at about a 97% success rate there) and will say doh if he sees a dog, but most of the time it's babble. Though when he sits there with a book and 'reads' me a story (ie babbles and turns the pages) it's the cutest thing ever

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

Wow! What progression in such little time. Great reminder! Biggrin

Smile I know, I was so worried. Just the same as I was with Tobey's immobility. But kids have a habit of doing things when they want and not when statistics say they should Biggrin

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Thanks for posting this thread Jackie. I was feeling the same way.

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I'm really starting to think Aiden just isn't interested in talking. Earlier today I was listening to the boy next door just babble continuously, TONS more than Aiden. And then a friend that used to live here posted a video of her boy babbling away and I went through past videos and he's always trying to say something. Aiden is happy being silent most of the time. He does babble and is making new sounds the past couple of weeks, but just not a lot. My mom told me today on the phone that while I had a couple of words by 12 months, I didn't really talk much at all. She said I was 3 before outside people could understand me and I spoke more than 2 words at a time.
So apparently it runs in the family. I have no issues with talking now! Lol

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Janice, Natalie isnt walking. She really isnt even standing unassisted either.. She can stand but then sits down..

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"BuckeyeK" wrote:

Nope! Lainey is older than Lucas and while she is talking steps I still don't consider her a "walker" since she still uses crawling as her main mode of transportation. She has learned to stand up without pulling on anything, so I think she may be taking off sometime soon though

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Janice, Natalie isnt walking. She really isnt even standing unassisted either.. She can stand but then sits down..

well I am glad he isn't the only one. He has never stood unassisted though the closest he has gotten is leaning against something. He didn't start crawling until almost a year though so he will get there at some point:p

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I've been told that as long as they're walking by 18 months, they're normal!

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

I've been told that as long as they're walking by 18 months, they're normal!

That's what I was told.

Both my boys are a model of "they will do it when they want to" Smile I wouldn't worry about walking/talking yet!!

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Sophie just babbles. She's more of a pointed and then says "dat" as is what's that, or give me that.... LOL! She can say momma, dadda, nana and babba, but she's not always refering to us or her bottle when she says them... She apparently said papa one day but I wasn't there... I know I have video's of DD1, saying all of those words and more earlier than 13months, buuuuut I'm not really worried just yet. I think Sophie is more of a thinker than a do-er. So I think she might take her time w her words so that when she does say them; they are much clearer and we more able to understand... Blum 3

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The advantage of having an older child (and especially having gone through the experience of the first two years with her on a BB with approx 50 other babies the same age) is that I have now seen first hand that they really do all eventually hit every milestone. Biggrin Even the late talkers are talking now. The 'late' walkers (although none walked as late as 18 months, I don't think) are impossible to differentiate from the 'early' walkers.

Micah says 'Mama' and that's the only word the boys have. lol They both babble a lot, and my friend who is a speech therapist says that if we knew what to listen for, they're actually saying the beginnings of words/speech that will eventually evolve into something everyone can understand. Our pedi said that he hopes for 1-3 words by 18 months and less than 10 words by 2 years. I think a lot of babies do more than that, and those are the ones we hear about. I wouldn't worry about it, really.

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I am pretty sure that Lucas is the only one left on this board that isn't walking yet:p

Nope, neither one of my boys are, either. Biggrin I'm in NO RUSH for them to start!!! It's hard enough keeping up with them crawling. :eek:

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Lucas talks way more than my DD ever did at this age. I think Lily had maybe 4 or 5 words at this point, Lucas has at least 15 that he uses regularly, and seems to add a new one every week or so. I wasn't expecting him to be a big talker b/c you always hear about girls talking more/earlier than boys. Totally not true in this case! I think it has everything to do with him being around his older sister all the time and listening to her talk non-stop! Plus his babysitter and his grandma who watches him frequently are big talkers as well, so he can't help but pick it up. Biggrin

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haha! Late talker

As far as late walkers, DS bagged that trophy as well. He was about 15 months when he walked. Clara's 14 months and just started taking steps. I called her a walker on fb but she's pretty tentative still.

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No true talking here either. Babbles mostly. The only words I've heard her really say is: kitty,cat, mama, dada, ball. But she'll babble like she's reading a story sometimes lol. Oh, and no walking here either!!

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Lucas has been saying "dis" a lot. I have no idea what it means because he says it so much I don't even know if it is anything. I thought he might mean "yes" but i don't know. It's his favourite word right now though lol.