Over 40 words at 17 months

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catgirl1976 England Wed 17-Apr-13 20:42:55

Is that good? Or am I being PFB blush

DS just seems really good at talking to me. Plus he understands everything you say (eg, could you take you coat and give it to daddy? etc)

If you give him two things he says 'two'. He does animal noises (loads, not just 2 or 3) and loads of other stuff that seems so amazing to me.

But he's my first and I don't know if I am just being totally biased or if he is really clever blush

DS1 was also a late walker and fluent in language by 18 months. Could hold conversations. That caused some funny looks grin He is G&T though according to school but I'd never label him it and he hates the term.
DS2 was a late walker too but didn't talk much until 3. He remembers so much though it's unreal. So he was taking it all in just didn't want to talk.

Your ds sounds fantastic and they're so much fun at that age smile

OutragedFromLeeds Wed 17-Apr-13 21:26:51

'She could also count until 5000'

grin what happened after 5000? 5001 was just too much for her?!

Floggingmolly Wed 17-Apr-13 21:28:38

That's bloody good. Enjoy him, and sod the begrudgers!

Movingtimes Wed 17-Apr-13 21:29:49

OP, like others on here my eldest DD was speaking in full sentences well before 14/15 months but didn't walk until 18 months. She is not a genius but is bright - was reading super-early and is predicted mostly A*s and As in her GCSEs this year. (And she is funny and kind and also dyspraxic.) I would say, as would most on here I guess, that you don't need to do anything special beyond love him and be proud of him. Bright children need exactly the same as every other child does - parents who think they are the best thing that ever happened to them. Everything else follows.

catgirl1976 England Wed 17-Apr-13 21:30:48

Sounds like he's just a happy little chatterbox

That will do just fine for mesmile

I will just enjoy him thanks

GirlOutNumbered Wed 17-Apr-13 21:30:53

My son has only ever talked in sentences, his first word/s were 'there it is'.
He's three now and very able in the talking/socialising areas but I wouldn't say he was gifted. He can't even put his own shoes on and still struggles to run!

DS had similar as you. I'd say- teeny bit PFB but tbh, at that age, every little thing he did made me grin like a maniac and feel so proud. Irl, obviously I never mentioned a thing and was all 'oh, DS is doing fine. But, wow, your DC has such a bug vocabulary! You should be so proud of them!' And y'know what was worse? DS was my actual PSB and with DD I was quite laid back.

He walked at 11mnths, and ran at 17mnths. I don't know why the gap at walking, I'm certain it should be less than the giant 8mnths, but all I can think of is he's a lazy little thing who even now prefers a lie in to running around creating mess. A blessed relief after our hurricane of a DD but he talks in his sleep never mind daytime- he has no off switch hmm

19 mo and not a dicky bird here. Well maybe 'Nana' followed by frenzied pointing at the fruit bowl.

He is sporting a fine selection of brusies though, as early walking seems to have segued nicely into early mountain goat climbing, which is followed on fluently by early falling of high things, presumably knocking out the brain cells he needs to actually say 'Ouch'.

SolomanDaisy Wed 17-Apr-13 21:31:09

I find it hard to judge too, cos naturally I think DS is brilliant in every way grin. But then I spend some time with another child who's a similar age and think, 'omg, you're a genius too!' It's amazing how much they develop in the first two years and I think it's pretty natural to think your child is brilliant.

Fortunately MN has taught me that I should never, ever mention anything DS does that I think is extraordinary as it only pisses people off. I had to explain this to DH, who didn't realise you shouldn't mention this stuff to other people!

My DS2 did almost everything early including talking in sentences at 18 mths(and it is early even if others have children who did the same) and is very bright. Top of the class and all that - nobody has said he is G and T but then I am not sure they really use that label at his school. His teacher says he has the best vocab of any year 4 child she has ever met. <<proud>> And yes he is in Yr 4. grin

Strangely he never bothered with colours. He didn't appear to know them until he was at least 3 which was weird and I was a bit worried he was colour blind. He isn't. He made no attempt to read or write before starting school but excels at both now.

I think what I am saying is that your DS is probably quite advanced but don't expect it to continue in a steady upwards trajectory . It might but equally the little darlings do like to keep us on our toes and stop us getting too complacent so it might not. smile

TheSecondComing Wed 17-Apr-13 21:33:35

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marriedinwhiteagain Wed 17-Apr-13 21:34:02

IB Catgirl and thinks he'd run the LibDems better than Nick Clegg! We are literally counting the sleeps until he goes to uni and we can live in peace again. He has never stopped talking since he started !!

catgirl1976 England Wed 17-Apr-13 21:35:19

They all revert to grunts and hand gestures when they hit their teens anyway don't they? grin

Movingtimes Wed 17-Apr-13 21:36:55

I think boys do. Girls remain eloquent - possibly too much so.

golemmings Wed 17-Apr-13 21:37:46

DD was a great talker too. Her little brother can't get a word in edgeways which is why, at 18mo he only has about 5 words and a few signs. He does get frustrated though.

One thing we did with DD was a wordle. We made a list of all the words we thought she knew and then did a frequency chart of all of them as she used them one day. Then we drew a wordle. The words she used most were biggest and the words she used less were smaller. It's made a beautiful piece of artwork!

mashpot Wed 17-Apr-13 21:38:23

There are so many wonderful, talented toddlers. Does anyone have a 17 mo who can't walk and only has a few words vocab? I'm on the wrong thread I suppose!

catgirl1976 England Wed 17-Apr-13 21:39:30

Wow TSC that's amazing....they all sound fab

Married I will be looking out for very eloquent Lib Dem leader in about 15 years time and wondering if it's your DS! smile

Floggingmolly Wed 17-Apr-13 21:39:56

That's pretty amazing, TSC.

Floggingmolly Wed 17-Apr-13 21:42:16

I had a three year old who wasn't speaking in sentences, mashpot.
He's nearly nine now, and totally fine. Don't worry smile

Feelingood Wed 17-Apr-13 21:43:56

Well my dd is 14 month and fluent in mandarin isn't that amazaballs.

And and she made reproduced a sculpture of Damien Hirsts after just one viewing, one viewing, fantabulous

TSC did your dd1 smile very early too? DS1 smiled and giggled at 2 weeks. PILs almost spat their tea when they saw/heard him. I videoed it to show HV as she said I was imagining it. Can't say I blame her looking back.

choccyp1g Portugal Wed 17-Apr-13 21:46:04

Golemmings I love those wordles, but I was a bit shocked to read that they were created by 3 year olds. Then I realised it meant 3 years ago grin

Sparklyboots Wed 17-Apr-13 21:46:32

We have a late talker but early walker - 9mo unassisted walking. Played it down loads in RL but felt v pleased.... He can now do headstands and flip himself over in a handstand at 2.3. More or less caught up in speaking now, and can read numbers and some of the alphabet - th ones that start familiar words like d for daddy an the initial of his own name. We think he's super but I'm from a large family an can hand on heart say that doing stuff early seems to have no correlation with aptitude as adults in our lot. Cept my cousin who had a photographic memory is now an architect, having drawn buildings and maps with accuracy and scale since he was a kid.

mashpot DS2 was the same as your toddler and he's great. 12 now and doing well at school. He has much more common sense that DS1. Dp reckons he'll end up doing really well as he's not work shy either. He came home tonight though and gave me and ds1 a right laugh. He said he needs to take an apple and orange to school tomorrow for knifing skills grin I asked if he needed a balaclava too wink

Movingtimes Wed 17-Apr-13 21:50:18

Mashpot - my sister didn't talk or walk until she was three. She never bloody shuts up now.

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