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When do toddlers talk?

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lyssie29 Sun 08-Jan-17 07:57:10

My daughter is coming up to 15 months and doesn't say any words. I'm not worried just I'm sure my older daughter was saying a lot of words by now. How old are they when they normally start saying words?

AmberEars Sun 08-Jan-17 07:58:54

I seem to remember that by 18 months they are typically saying between 5 and 50 words. It's normal for a 15 month old not to say anything yet.

Frazzled2207 Sun 08-Jan-17 08:04:21

Yes not worrying yet-both of mine had words by 18 months but not many. Dc1 was very slow until 2 and a half but had great speech by his 3rd birthday.

ceara Sun 08-Jan-17 10:44:23

The progress checker on the talking point website is good for reassurance, or to know when to get some advice from GP/HV. www.talkingpoint.org.uk/progress-checker
I think most children have a few single words by 15/18 months but the range of normal is v wide.
My DS did not say any words until 2.3 but he was a late talker. Many late talkers do catch up spontaneously by 3 (DS did, and was chatting away in full sentences by 2.6). But if a child isn't saying anything after 18/21 months, definitely worth seeing HV and getting basics like hearing checked out. Waiting lists for audiology referrals and SLT can be quite long.

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