11 month old not copying words!

(10 Posts)
Tippytoes13 Mon 23-May-16 11:42:28

Hi, my daughter has just turned 11 months. I have noticed that when I am pointing to pictures in books and objects and saying the words, she doesn't really attempt to copy the sounds back to me, she just studies the pictures and turns the pages. Should I be concerned?

bebo100 Mon 23-May-16 12:34:43

No. I think at that age it's mostly just babble still. My 10 month old definitely just says baba, mama, dada type noises but not to mean anything specific usually

Witchend Mon 23-May-16 13:54:13

Not at all smile

I don't know any child that does that at 11 months. Two of mine were speaking in sentences at 15 months and they wouldn't have done that. in fact I don't remember either of them doing it ever.
Ds did, he was my slowest speaker, but that was because he couldn't hear properly (glue ear) and was lip reading.

MrSnow Mon 23-May-16 13:57:30

11 months? really?

Why do you think they should be doing that at 11, what have you read?

MrPony Mon 23-May-16 13:59:05

No way at 11 months. I mean, if they can then great but if not it's no big deal.

Artandco Mon 23-May-16 14:01:29

At 11 months? Mine didn't start that until over 2 years!

FructoseTart Mon 23-May-16 14:01:52

My DD3 is 11 months and won't even say mama or dada!
Every child is different IME, and the ages between 0-14 months is exploring and not a time to worry (unless they are showing other development issues, crawling, sitting etc)

Tippytoes13 Mon 23-May-16 23:06:35

I don't mean copying the exact words or sounds, I mean trying to mimic what i say. Maybe it is too early and I am worrying!

BackforGood Mon 23-May-16 23:37:44

No. You do not need to be concerned. They are not expected to be doing that at 11months smile

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GrassW1dow Tue 24-May-16 08:12:25

I have never read or heard that an 11month old ought to be doing that, nor indeed met an 11month old doing that. My 17 mo old doesn;t do it.

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