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10/04/2013 at 15:36
S is 13 months, and doesn't really say anything, he'll grunt and we can just about get dadadada, or mamamama out of him, but that's about it.
I'm comparing him to his sister who was a right little chatterbox (and still is). She had loads of words at the same age, but S just doesn't.
Are boys generally lazier/slower when it comes to talking?
10/04/2013 at 15:43
Isaac has loads of words BUT he doesn't walk , whereas your S walks doesn't he so I'm if the opinion they either talk or walk. Lucas walked at 11 months, he had mamma, dadda and nanna by 14 months I think but then not much till a good while after. Where as Isaac chats away but at 14 months still doesn't walk iyswim
10/04/2013 at 15:49
Mine were very different - both walking by 12 months, Joshua was talking early and in long fluent sentences by 2 (still can't shut him up now at 5!) whereas Jacob has been a lot slower with his talking and is managing 4-5 word sentences now at 2y9m. He's far more coordinated than Joshua though.
10/04/2013 at 15:50
C was babbling with the odd mama, dada etc from before 1, but didn't actually say proper words until he was closer to 2. He then start speaking in 2/3/4 word sentences within 2-3 months so really did catch up quickly with a friend's little boy who was talking by the time he was 1. It's hard to get him to shut up now!
10/04/2013 at 15:55
They all have their strengths and weaknesses and at 13 months I wouldn't worry. N didn't start talking in sentences until he was three and it has all been very gradual progress but now at 4 he doesn't stop. He's not 100% clear but he gets better every week.
10/04/2013 at 17:10
A said his first word in context, 'gone' at 13 months. He was fairly slow to say much more and now at 22m has a large vocabulary (probably 300 words) but has only in theist month started putting words together, I.e. red car. At 18 months he had 42 words (I counted them!).
Some of his peers are way ahead of him, and some are way behind him though.
10/04/2013 at 17:47
I often think the same as CP, R was walking at 9 months and still only had about 3 words at 2years. It was not until he was about 3 that he really started saying more and has now gone to saying very little to lots and in sentences. I used to worry but one morning asked him to do something (asked him to open the door to let the cat) which he did, made me realise he had a good understanding just didn't really want to much so stopped worrying so much after that.
His cousin, at 6 monmths younger (a girl) was way ahead of him in speech.
10/04/2013 at 18:17
Well K isn't walking or talking!!!! He says dada and sort of making other noises where he sounds like he humms "Lucy" - but only with his dummy in his mouth??!! He is 13.5 months and his sister was definitely talking more than him. Not too worried by it all but shows how different they all are.
10/04/2013 at 18:19
C was quite slow with his talking. He ended up having speech therapy.
J has been quite advanced compared to C, but then I don't know if him being 13 weeks prem had anything to do with his delay. J was walking at 10 months, and had quite a few words. By 13 months, he could put a couple of words together.
10/04/2013 at 18:52
N walked at 10 months, certainly surprised us! I can't remember when he said his first words but his first was Dada. Now at 14 months he says Dada, oh dear, oh no, all gone, dog, teddy. Although teddy covers a lot of things.
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