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How many words does your 9/10 month old know? What are they? Can they say any of them?

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Gincognito Sun 14-Aug-11 21:11:53

My 9.5mo can't say any words yet but I reckon he understands about 11 or 12

Aunty X
Dogs names x3
Booby blush
And possibly strawberry.

These words are a pretty accurate reflection of his interests. grin What about your dc?

2ddornot2dd Sun 14-Aug-11 21:44:31

At that age DD1 could say about four words, (Mama Dada Drink more) DD2 couldn't say any. I bet your DS understands a whole lot more than that though.

JustLea Sun 14-Aug-11 21:46:56


My Son will be 11 months (tomorrow) and he can say: Mum-Mum, Dad-Dad, Nan, Yes and No.

He knows what nap time, bott-bott (bottle), puddin, dummy, splash-splash (in the bath) clap hands and change bum means. He also recognises the theme tunes to his favourite programmes (Waybuloo, tweenies, teletubbies, in the night garden, timmy time etc) but other programmes dont get looked at hehe smile

Dont worry about your DC not bein able to say any words yet, he will when he is ready and its great that he recognises so many words smile xxx

Gincognito Sun 14-Aug-11 21:56:18

Ah, you know how it is, pfb and all that!

It's just that I've heard people saying that they are either a talker or a walker. Ds is neither as far as I can tell, he certainly can't crawl yet.

GreenTeapot Sun 14-Aug-11 22:06:45

DD is almost 11 months and just babbles. She knows "clap hands", "dance", and family members' names. I'm certain she also knows "no" and "night night" but chooses to feign ignorance hmm. I'm not remotely worried, DS didn't say anything until he was over a year old and he's now disconcertingly articulate (I'm sure it's all the practice, he seriously Never Shuts Up grin).

Someone on here once posted about a child who said nothing at all for years and years and then one day, when asked to stop doing something, replied "It's a free country". I'm not sure if that's true but I really hope so, I love it!

notnowbernard Sun 14-Aug-11 22:11:23

Agree that understanding more encouraging than speaking at this age

DD1 was an early talker, DD2 late end of average. Both now (7 and 5) articulate speakers

DS (nearly 1) can say Mama and Dada but understands loads. Including no biting! hmm

JustLea Sun 14-Aug-11 22:15:31

He will when he is good and ready and once he is there will be no stoppin him smile What does he do if you lay him on his stomach? My DS started to bring his knees up underneath him or he'd get up on to all fours and rock so I'd support his body so he could work out what to do next. I also found the inflatable rollers quite helpful to start him off crawlin. (

I've never listened to what people say they should/shouldnt be doin at certain ages, he is your DC, not a statistic and he'll develop at his own rate smile x

breatheslowly Sun 14-Aug-11 22:22:20

DD is 11mo and the only thing I am aware of her knowing is "wave". She doesn't say anything I understand.

MegBusset Sun 14-Aug-11 22:24:10

Nine months! DS2 is 2.4 and has only just started talking, on his second birthday he could say about five words, now suddenly he's got loads.

Gincognito Sun 14-Aug-11 23:00:06

Notnowbernard, sadly no biting is most definitively on the list of things he does NOT understand yet. hmm

EverythingsNotRosie Mon 15-Aug-11 08:58:23

DD is not quite 9 months and understands
No- shakes her head (but doesn't get what no actually means, I don't think)
Clap your hands- then she does
Daddy, Mummy (looks for us)
Where's baby gone?- covers her head and hides.
Waybuloo!- throws her LauLau toy in the air!

No way near talking yet- late at babbling I think, although we have Dadda a lot now.

ChunkyPickle Mon 15-Aug-11 09:07:13

year old, and I'm not convinced he even really understands anything, and certainly doesn't say anything (well, nothing intelligible - he babbles for britain).

At a push he might understand his name, and 'No' but to be honest I really still think it's the tone we use - I don't think he even has the idea that the sounds we make mean anything as he doesn't get frustrated when babbling that we're not understanding.

WorrisomeHeart Mon 15-Aug-11 09:18:07

My 9.5mth old understands Daddy, Mummy, No (although prefers to ignore that) and I think knows the words for some of our rooms - if I say 'where's daddy?' and DS goes towards one room and I say 'no he's in the kitchen' DS will change direction. He's a walker though / has started solo walking and is making great progress. Lots of daddada too, but no mama yet. hmm that's what im hanging out to hear!

Gincognito Mon 15-Aug-11 09:22:27

Blooming heck worrisome! Walking!

The reason I'm confident ds understands the words he does is because he will turn to look at the person/object mentioned, or look baffled if they're not there. But turn from the comfort of my arms, not independently!

I think I may still be carrying him round at 20.

MysteriousHamster Mon 15-Aug-11 09:27:54

I was just about to post a thread because nursery was making comments about my 13-month-old not talking yet, as if he might have talking/hearing problems.

He babbles and says mama, dada - but still not to either of us specifically, I think.

He says 'da!' while pointing at things. But think it's babble as opposed to 'that'.

When we tickle him he repeats back what sounds like 'tickle tickle tickle'.

He doesn't say anything else yet. I wasn't worried. I have a group of friends with babies the same age and only one has a couple of words.

But after talking to nursery this morning, should I be concerned? They didn't specifically say his current level was bad, but there was a lot 'hmmmm' and concerned looks going on. He has had ear infections in the past (consultant said it shouldn't affect his hearing), so I'm wondering if they're just picking up on that.

BeaWheesht Mon 15-Aug-11 09:38:38

Dd understand a lot like 'give that to X' or 'where are your socks'

She can say mummy, daddy, her brothers name, the cats name and the dogs name.

She isn't crawling though at 10m whereas ds was walking but hadn't even started babbling never mind talking. By 13m he talked NON stop.

BeaWheesht Mon 15-Aug-11 09:41:54

Mysterioushamster - I wouldn't be worried at 13m as long as you don't think there is a problem with his hearing.

TheSecondComing Mon 15-Aug-11 09:52:02

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Antidote Mon 15-Aug-11 10:08:20

I seriously doubt ds understands a word I say! He's 10mo

He sometimes responds to his name, usually by crawling fast in the opposite direction.

He is good at copying (clapping, hiding, putting in boxes etc).

He babbles; dada, mama, nana, li, tha, fa, dede but none of them seem situation specific except 'na' when you try to pin him down for a nappy.

Paschaelina Mon 15-Aug-11 10:18:04

Boy says dada, rarara, vava, yaya, (variations on a theme really) ooo, aahhooo etc. It's all babble and not loads at all. He understands his name, mama, dada, cats, their names, hi, no, up; but no attempts to say them yet. He's 11months and cruising, copies head shakes, waves sometimes if you wave first, doesn't copy much yet. He won't set the world alight with speed of development I dont think.

Paschaelina Mon 15-Aug-11 10:21:05

Doesn't clap, poke tongue out, point, copy any other movements yet. Will play peekaboo, will stack and knock down, climb.

TheSecondComing Mon 15-Aug-11 12:38:58

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MysteriousHamster Mon 15-Aug-11 12:41:28

I just hate the fact I wasn't worried, but now I am!

He definitely hears noises - whips his head around when we talk or there's a noise like a bottle of fizzy drink opening. If I'm feeding him on the couch and someone turns the TV on he immediately notices.

I was concerned when he had lots of ear infections that they could slow speech down, but a consultant saw him and said he should be fine on that front (it was actually his adenoids that were mainly affected, and ears sometimes flared up afterwards).

Hmm, will try not to worry too much yet, just wish nursery hadn't put it in my head. We're seeing an ENT specialist in October anyway for the adenoid issue, so maybe they can offer advice then if no progress has been made.

CharlotteBronteSaurus Mon 15-Aug-11 12:47:27

dd2 is 9mo
no words. she only just starting proper babbling at 8mo. she understands her name, will play peekaboo, and waves. i think she understands "no" as well, although obviously she doesn't actually take heed of the bloody word.

dd1 (now 4) could say "cat" and "daddy" at 9mo, and was talking in sentences by 18mo. although she was clearly ahead of the curve until she was two, she is now spectacularly average grin.

whitsun Tue 16-Aug-11 03:01:19

My DS (15 months) does not talk and only shows that he understands "Paddy" (his toy platypus) and "wave". He does babble a lot though.

He is active with crawling and standing, but only walks with his trolly. I'm not worried about his development as his last Plunket appt (we're in NZ) showed he was average developmentally. We can't all be over-acheiverssmile

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