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#1 Blakes'Mum

Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:14 PM

Hi. My 10 month old DS still hasn't said his first words. He has only just started saying da da and has been saying ba ba for awhile but thats about it. Should I be at all worried??

#2 feralisles

Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:22 PM

I wouldn't be worried OP, that sounds pretty normal to me. The dada and baba sounds are how they figure out which muscles to use to form words, most babies will be experimenting with similar sounds at this age in preparation to speech.  He's doing exactly what he should be for this stage.

#3 baddmammajamma

Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:27 PM

Hopefully, this will put your mind at ease: original.gif

http://www.firstsigns.org/healthydev/milestones.htm

#4 AntiBourgeoisie

Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:28 PM

Way way way too early to be worried OP! If by 15 ish months there are no words, then maybe start to think about worrying. The actual cut off is 18 months and no words. As long as he turns to his name and otherwise shows signs of being able to hear, there is absolutely utterly nothing to worry about at this age.
One of mine didn't say his first word until 14 months (daddy) and by 18 months was talking in 2-3 word 'sentences'.
The age they first do something (unless extremely delayed) has no correlation whatsoever with anything.

#5 mum201

Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:31 PM

Sounds bang on target developmentally.most babies say their first words after one year, and boys are generally later than girls.
As long as DS is having 'babble conversations' with you, he is right on target.

#6 BadCat

Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:33 PM

Neither of my kids said anything before 15 months.  Probably even longer.  

I think some kids like to take it all in for a while and then start waffling like a politician, and others like to try out their skills early and perfect them on the run.  10 months is too early to tell which sort your child will be.

#7 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:37 PM

ds is 14 mths he's probably said Dadda once or twice and then never again. I wouldn't be worrying yet.

#8 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:55 PM

My DS is nearly 15 months old and babbles he can say mama and dada and die, although I have no idea if he's saying it with intent.

I think a lot of parents exaggerate their child's development or they misconstrue it. Someone I know has a child the same age as my DS and she reckons he can say all this stuff but I doubt it to be true.

Not saying anything at 10 months seems pretty normal to me.

#9 AMPSyd

Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:24 PM

DS (now aged 11) only said "beeeee" until he was 26 months. Then at 26 months he started talking, and talking, and talking.

10 months - don't worry (but if course if concerned see your GP, nurse, etc).

#10 DM. 2012

Posted 05 January 2013 - 03:03 PM

I agree with a PP, a lot of parents exaggerate their baby's abilities. Some parents probably class the sounds of dadada as heir baby being able to say Dad, but it really is just babies learning sounds. My bub just makes the dadadad and g g g g sounds though my husband says he is claiming dadada as him saying Dad (he's only half joking).

#11 Mum2TwoDSs

Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:38 AM

Totally agree with all pp.

#12 Blakes'Mum

Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:15 AM

Oh thank you so much everyone for putting my mind at ease. I think I was just a little worried because I've been naughty and been comparing him with my friends kids at this age. But like a couple of you said they probably just think their babies are talking when they are really just making sounds original.gif

Thanks again. xo

#13 Soontobegran

Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:26 AM

Normal OP original.gif
The only noise that comes from my grand daughter who is about that age is a squeal and the occasional giggle if you try hard. If she is unhappy or happy the noise is the same. She is however attentive, smiles and whinges appropriately.

#14 Prioritising Pooks

Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:52 PM

My 10 month old DS just squeals and blows raspberries. I do sometimes find it odd, when I hear other babies babble, that he doesn't. But they don't quite blow raspberries with the same feeling or proficiency biggrin.gif

Glad you've stopped worrying OP original.gif




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