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Average no. of words at 15 months?

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justfivemoreminutes1 Thu 13-Aug-15 14:44:51

Hi everyone,
Just trying to get a sense for what is an average number for words for a 15 month old? How many words did your little ones have at this age, and what sorts of words were they?
Thanks so much! x

SaulGood Thu 13-Aug-15 14:47:59

There's a vast range of normal. DD spoke normally. Full sentences, easily understood. DS could only combine 2, occasionally 3 words. My niece said nothing whatsoever.

All three of them were and are completely normal.

Are you worried?

mamaneedsamojito Thu 13-Aug-15 14:51:03

Mine had probably 5-10 words at that age. He's 17mo now and has at least 25 I'd say, new ones are appearing daily!

KingOfTheStupids Thu 13-Aug-15 14:51:15

My DS had about 30 words at 15 mths

They were things like mama, dada, nana, bappa (grandpa), his name, some foods, animal sound words (ie woof), car, ball etc.

mamaneedsamojito Thu 13-Aug-15 14:52:39

Content wise - Mama, Daddy, Nom Nom, Car, Quack, Go and Uh Oh were his main words at that age.

QuiteLikely5 Thu 13-Aug-15 14:53:38

Nil! Still not many at 30 months

GlitterTwinkleToes Thu 13-Aug-15 15:00:04

About ten. Shes 17mo now and hasn't learnt any new ones yet. Everything is called Daddy hmm or No.

Milkyway1304 Thu 13-Aug-15 15:09:21

My 15 month old had just started coming out with a few new ones this week, nothing especially clearly. We have uhoh, yep, yum yum, shoes, bye, hiya, row row( the boat), seesaw (Margery da), star(the last 3 are all commands to song nursery rhymes), danda(for milk!), dere (there) and tickle. That's about double what she had 2 weeks ago and probably only those who know her well can understand her.

KLou1105 Thu 13-Aug-15 16:46:03

My 16 month old can repeat most simple words I say to her. Without prompting she Can say mumma, dadda, nanna, my sisters name, cat, woof woof, duck, quack quack, juice, up, step, baby, bye, hello, hiya, bad, yes, and no xx

Haahooooo Thu 13-Aug-15 16:52:17

I actually wrote a list of DS words (nearly 16 months) last night.

Came out somewhere between 70-80 words, across three languages, although that is counting animal sounds as well. Doesn't usually combine them into sentences yet, apart from "let it go" which he says a lot (he has an older sister...).

I agree with others that there's a wide range of what is normal.

purpleme12 Thu 13-Aug-15 19:49:02


Floggingmolly Thu 13-Aug-15 19:51:15

None of my three had any words at all... confused.

temperato Thu 13-Aug-15 20:10:55

DD had no words at all at 15mo

She was diagnosed with a speech delay when she was 2 and had speech therapy.

She's now 4 and is more articulate than most 4 year olds I've heard speak - people comment on it regularly!

DeandraReynolds Thu 13-Aug-15 20:13:57

My 17 month old says uh-oh, cat, bubbles, all gone. Not necessarily clearly.

BikeRunSki Thu 13-Aug-15 20:16:19


That's about it.

Not much more at 24 months

By 30 months he was fluent.

RedRowanBerries Thu 13-Aug-15 20:26:18

Not much beyond Dadda - for any man!

But it was clear there was understanding and there was babbling - I think if that wasn't the case I'd flag it up.

ch1134 Fri 14-Aug-15 12:21:28

Mine had about 50 words at 15 months. I remember writing them down. He's now 19 months and has hundreds.

Biscetti Fri 14-Aug-15 12:27:08

One had around 50/60 words, and could string maybe 3 or 4 together in simple sentences.

Two had very few indeed. Around 10.

One could have a proper conversation and had an enormous vocab.

LibrariesGaveUsPower Fri 14-Aug-15 20:32:45

My youngest is this age. He probably has about 5 words.

His sisters were similar, but basically fluent speakers by two.

There is a massive range of what's 'normal'

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