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post #81 of 94
my dd just turned 14 months and she has a total of around 50 signs/words/consistently-and-appropriately-used-sounds. it seems like every day i am writing down another word/sign that we didn't know that she knew.

mama
dada
milk
water
wet
dry
hungry
cold
hot
flower
eat/food
apple
banana
pear
grapes
crackers
cheese
bread
cat
dog
bird
owl
fish
sleep/tired
baby
boy
girl
cereal
bye bye
time
brush
cry
bed
book
diaper
eyes
nose
booger
mouth
ears
bee
star
shoes
socks
bellybutton
eyebrow
up
down
peepee
poopoo
post #82 of 94
DS is 17 mo and he says about 50 words.

He'll learn a word and say it a ton for a week or two and then he won't say it any more. Is that normal?
post #83 of 94
ack, i feel like a bad mama. i have no clue how many words dd3 says. she had about 25-30 words when she turned a year -- which the ped said was a lot more than typical -- and at 18 mos old has a lot more. definitely in the hundreds, but i don't know exactly how many. she has a lot of two word phrases and has started speaking in short sentences. she's quite chatty. i figure she's just trying to keep up with her big sisters.

fwiw, dd1 only had a handful of words at 18-mos but was speaking in sentences stranger could understand by 20-mos. it all varies.
post #84 of 94
15 month old DD can say
Dada
Yeah
No
Hello
Bye
what
Fred(dogs name)
Shuttup
Quiet
Oh Oh
oh dear

she also babbles incensantly like having a convosation but i dont understand a word she says.

its so funny. last night someone out side shouted, went in their house, shut the door, Evie, in our livingroom walked to the window and yelled "quiet, blah babble blah, babble babble blah blah shutup" like she was telling them off for being noisy
post #85 of 94
A lot of kids have a big explosion in their acquisition of words right around 18 months. So in the 14-18 month period you will find a very very wide range numbers of words being used, just as you see in this thread. And it is all normal.

DD is 16 mo and we've seen such big changes in the last couple of months, from a few words and signs to over 50 words and signs and a couple of one-off sentences ("ball away" and "no no not do it"). She seemed to make progress literally overnight. So wherever your kiddo is now, he or she could be doing something really different next week!
post #86 of 94
my ds will be 15 months on the first, and while he babbles up a storm, he doesnt have a lot of actual words/signs. he says mama, dada, dog, uh-huh, hi/hey, na-na(nurse) and i think thats it really. there are a few that might be words, or might be sounds just said at the right time on accident, but i cant remember what they are. his only sign is milk, but ive seen him sign "thank you" and "more" once each. hes at the point right now, that we think hes going to start talking really soon. and signing too. he recognizes a ton, but he just started pointing and clapping and all that stuff that comes before getting the signs down
post #87 of 94
Hmmm... 14 mo DS says:
Mama
Dada
Evie (DD)
Dayday (Dayna the dog)
Hi
No
Yes
Baby (for himself usually, sometimes for another baby)
Jazzy (sometimes for himself, usually repeating me I think)
That
Ball
Light
Book
Doll
Car
Ding (for the bell ornament that rings)
Nana (for nursing)
Bite (as in "Look, I bit the nursie! No? Not funny? Really? Pleeeease can it be funny? Look, I'm smiling about it! No? Waaaaaaaah!")
Na? (for "can I eat this?" Maybe he's trying to say "No?")
Num (for solids)

And this morning, I said something about a picture of bubbles in a book. He looked at me, puzzled, said "Buh? Buh? Buh?", pointed up like he was holding a bubble wand, and went "whooooooo" like he was blowing bubbles! I got out the bubbles and blew some for him and he clapped and did his little "victory dance" as if to say "yay! I was understood!" (Usually the little backward victory dance signals, "hey, I made it into sister's art area where I'm not supposed to be" or "I pushed the bathroom door open and prevented dad from having privacy on the potty! Hooray for me!")

And he pushes the volume button on the phone, which makes it ring, then holds it up to his ear and has long babbled conversations with "DaDa"

That makes what, 20ish I guess. Most aren't understandable by people other than DH, DD, the sitter, and me though.
post #88 of 94
my son is 18 months and doesn't say any words at all. (he has a number of developmental delays and medical issues.) He almost never babbles, either. His doctors are fairly certain there is a neurological cause for his lack of speech (he also can't chew or move food in his mouth). He is cognitively age-appropriate to advanced, and interestingly, he is experiencing a language explosion in signs right now! He's added about 10 new signs in the last 2 weeks, and is signing sentences (thank you, mommy and more food, please).
post #89 of 94
My DD is 14 months old (yesterday!!!) she says Mama, Buh-Buh (brother), Dada, Cat (dat), bye...that's it....she's not a huge talker...she's more mobile than verbal.
post #90 of 94
DS is 15 mo tomorrow and says

shoe
sock
tree
dada
mama
cheese
cuggle (cuddle)
tea
no

and makes the approximate sounds for:
dog
ball
cup
flower
baby

He only signs 'milk' but I've not been that consistent with the signing and have mostly stopped bothering now that his verbal comprehension is so good. so...about 14 words! Amazing how the amount seems to vary according to this thread. He's just started to say more and more in the past couple of weeks.
post #91 of 94
DS said his first word around 16 months, maybe 3 by 18 months?
post #92 of 94
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Originally Posted by ferretfan View Post
dd just turned 15 months and has over 100 words and a few signs. she's a real chatter box
ditto
post #93 of 94
Quote:
Originally Posted by fancyoats View Post
my dd just turned 14 months and she has a total of around 50 signs/words/consistently-and-appropriately-used-sounds. it seems like every day i am writing down another word/sign that we didn't know that she knew.

mama
dada
milk
water
wet
dry
hungry
cold
hot
flower
eat/food
apple
banana
pear
grapes
crackers
cheese
bread
cat
dog
bird
owl
fish
sleep/tired
baby
boy
girl
cereal
bye bye
time
brush
cry
bed
book
diaper
eyes
nose
booger
mouth
ears
bee
star
shoes
socks
bellybutton
eyebrow
up
down
peepee
poopoo
wow!

to my son (15 months) everything is "da da da da da da da". and "uh-oh". and that's about it. he says both of those a lot though. he even says "uh-oh" in his sleep.
post #94 of 94
DD who is 17 mo says mama, dada, num-num (i want food), doggie, baby, bye bye, hi, go, and take oo (thank you)
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