Talking at 6 months - is this even possible?

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alandimi Mon 26-Jan-09 08:46:03

My exP's mother swears exP was talking (actual words not dada, mama etc) at 6 months old and that by 1 year he was managing sentences and having conversations. Is this even possible? I don't think I've ever come across a baby that could hold a conversation at 1. And so now when we go round to see her she asks if my dd will be talking soon - she's 4 and a half months!!

jojane Tue 02-Oct-12 20:27:27

My ds1 was 2 yrs 3 moths before he uttered a single word, before that it was just pointing and "uh", he is very very intelligent ad advanced for his age at 5 yrs old
On the other had dd was talking very well by 1 year old (abd hasnt hut up since, shes 4 now and talks from the moment she gets up til the moment she goes to sleep!) and although isn't stupid is probably just normal for her age do not sure that early speech is conducive to high intelligence in the same way that mine were all early walkers (confident walkers at 9-10 months but as older children aren't any more physically able than their peers who didn't walk til 18 months

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ledkr Spain Wed 03-Oct-12 11:02:11

Have you noticed it changes too? Often I feel in the interests of awkwardness.
If dd isnt sleeping mil will either say that "mine slept 14 hrs from birth" or describe nights from hell. I often wonder if she just cant remember it.

I am in the slightly unusual situation of having a grand child then a year later my won baby hmm I used to dish out advice to dil recalling my experiences with the other dc. Lets just say I have had to eat a fair bit of humble pie in the last year blush

ledkr Spain Wed 03-Oct-12 11:03:03

own not won obv grin

Babyrabbits Wed 03-Oct-12 21:06:36

I recorded all milestones exactly. Roll on two years and what i thought i remembered was way off the mark.

However my first born had three word sentances at ten months. ( fact) Now at four she speaks like an adult. ( an articulate adult) She NEVER shuts up. She astonishes every health professional.

Mother in law still claims that dh was way more advanced. Womens an idiot!

NatashaBee Wed 03-Oct-12 21:22:29

For those of you who have early-talking babies... do you find they were less focused/interested in moving? DS (13mo) is not much of a talker, he seems to spend all his energy climbing things and running away. But during the periods of days/weeks that he's less active, he does seem to get more articulate and focuses on talking more (although still only says a few words regularly - mumma, dadda, cat, [sister's name], bubba/bottle) and will surprise me by repeating 2 or 3 word sentences perfectly back at me. Including 'Bugger off cat' the other day. Ooops.

learnandsay Thu 04-Oct-12 12:58:18

Are you sure she's not simply asking to wind you up, knowing that since it's impossible you'll just get a complex about it?

Aspiemum2 Sun 07-Oct-12 00:12:11

Natasha, I have 4 dc's - 2 of each. From my own little ones the boys have been faster at physical development and the girls faster at social development. Whether this is true for all babies I don't know (am guessing not) but definitely applies to mine.

Aspiemum2 Sun 07-Oct-12 00:15:11

That maybe wasn't clear - for example ds1 was tearing round the place by his first birthday but only saying one word. Dd1 was chatting non stop and even counting to 10 by her first birthday but only bum shuffling.

Dd1 is the more intellectual but not sure her early speech is that related as ds1 is probably equally smart but lazier!

I don't think ealry talking is a sign of G&Tness, as in all honesty, they learn as they go and where they excel in one area they don't in another. Plus, by the time you are 22, who honestly will care? Noone asks in a job interview when you started talking/walking/sleeping through the night. And I say this as the mother of an early talker.

At 6mo DD could say Mama, Daddy and Car. Now, at ten months she also says Gone, Hiya, "Hiya Mama/Daddy", tries to say Good Girl by saying "g girl" and also "who's that?" when someone walks in.

I think she is amazing, but that is because she is mine. She isn't gifted and talented. She's perfectly average in every way. She is perfect to me and dh though grin

NatashaBee Sun 07-Oct-12 02:02:36

Wow - counting by 1yo! I think you're right about boys being more physical - DS's nursery room is 8 boys and 1 girl at the moment. The girl is very articulate, greets me at the door saying 'hi, X's mummy!' and 'x, your mummy is here!' and regularly tells me things like 'I drew a picture today'. She is 14 mo. meanwhile, the boys just say 'hi' and 'bye' and spend most of their time trying to climb out the window grin

Aspiemum2 Sun 07-Oct-12 02:11:42

Sounds about right! Dd1 had no idea what it meant, ds1 was learning it at nursery so she was just copying. She is stupidly clever though, no idea where she gets it from confused. mind you she is beyond crap at sports

MadameCupcake Tue 09-Oct-12 15:52:25

DS1 could say proper words at 7/8 months and was speaking properly (complex sentences) by about 16/17 months so I am guessing it is quite possible for a 1 year old to speak well. DS2 was quite a bit later so not being smug or anything - its just how it was.

MadameCupcake Tue 09-Oct-12 15:57:04

I am not sure how intellegence matches to early talking/walking etc. DS1 was walking at 9 months and from the age of 3 has always had a reading age double his own age - he is now 6. He is working quite a bit ahead in all school stuff.

One of the other children who is also well ahead at school was a really early talker but the other one was really behind in all those things as a baby but is really ahead at school - her social skills are still poor though. I think it is maybe more the social skills that go hand in hand with the early talking/walking not actual intellegence.

MadameCreeper Fri 12-Oct-12 00:29:41

Around the one year mark my eldest son could string words together and we could engage in some sort of two way conversation, along with a very good vocab. He was also very active and physical. He's now in secondary school and has always been not very great at literacy and sport.

Posterofapombear Fri 12-Oct-12 00:33:29

My DD could say two sentences at 9 months and use the words individually in correct context. i.e. Ducks go quack quack, I have no idea why this was what she chose to say blush

Couldn't bloody walk until she was 16 months though grin

EmBOOsa Fri 12-Oct-12 00:36:45

DS talks eloquently at 6 months, that is as long as you want to talk about "da" "ra" or "pfft".

Idratherbemuckingout Fri 02-Nov-12 19:28:24

Hi, I am not that old and my memory is not clouded but my daughter spoke her first word at just under 8 months and by 15 months was talking like a child literally twice her age. She went on to skip Year 6 and go straight from year 5 to year 7 at secondary school and is still superbright. Her brothers seemed slow in comparison to her, as they didn't talk until about 10 to 12 months old but all were early and clear talkers.
One of her brothers has aspergers and an IQ of 145, another has just been classed as gifted. No doubt she was too which would explain the early talking.

richmal Sat 03-Nov-12 09:35:24

Dd did not start talking until about 18 months, but at around 7 months I started doing signs with her. By about 12 months she knew around 20 different signs. It made things lots easier, as when she cried she could "tell" me what was wrong.

Nuttyprofessor Mon 05-Nov-12 21:34:06

On her first birthday I took my DD to the clinic and someone asked if she was walking. DD replied "how do you think I got here?"

DS didn't say a word until 2 years, but he has a far higher IQ than DD.

noisytoys Tue 06-Nov-12 10:36:10

DD1 could talk at 7 months. She is ridiculously bright (sent for ed psych assessment by health visitor paid for by NHS because she was so bright)

DD2 is 2 and half now and can only say a few words. Can't put sentences together. Can't point at a picture and tell me what it is. All children are different

yorks05 Tue 13-Nov-12 11:06:06

I would say it's quite rare.
I think gp's have a habit of doing this.
My ds who is 5 still had poo accidents. MIL very kindly announced in front of him that dh and dsil were both toiled trained by 18 months!!
Drives me crazy. Just ignore.

ISeeThreadPeople Tue 13-Nov-12 11:13:43

This thread just refuses to die doesn't it?

PiedWagtail Wed 14-Nov-12 21:23:34

I was speaking in sentences at 12 months, reading at 3 (I couldn't wal till 18 months though...) My mum thought it was normal till she realised that nobody else's child was doing the same. I have remained a 'word' person and always precocious with English and everything verbal - was put upa year in primary school, etc. - and now work in a word-related industry. So it can happen!

inadreamworld Thu 29-Nov-12 20:06:11

My Mum says I was potty trained at 10 months and talking in sentences at a year old. I am inclined to think she is really stretching the truth. Possibly actually a bit deluded.

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