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6 to 9 months -- that being said, ds didn't babble much at all until about 10 months. He had his first sign at 11 months, His first spoken word at 12-13 mos, and at 8 years, is quite verbal (at least with his parents). His pronunciation did suck until he hit 4, though. Dd was my textbook baby in terms of babbling and started right at 5 1/2 months.
You should be seeing some vocal play - playing with different pitches, volume, individual sounds. You should hear an occasional syllable ('ba', 'ma' 'ga'), but not necessarily strings of syllables. Strings of syllables tend to come at the same time as rhythmic hand-banging. So, when they start to bang on things almost like they're keeping time to something, then you'll most likely hear babbling soon too. By 12-13 months you should be getting more varied babbling - the kind that sounds like sentences, only you can't find the words.
Lynn, academic, wife, WOHM to T (4/01) and M (5/04)