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Problems understanding toddler talk

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trebleclef101 Fri 10-Feb-17 21:31:58

My DD is 18 months, and is talking more and more. But half of what she says is indecipherable and I have no idea what she is saying.

At the moment she keeps repeating something that sounds like "I seasick" but can't work out what it's actually meant to be.

I read that you can help improve talking by repeating back what she says in the correct way but how do you do that when you don't know what it is?!

I always assumed when I had my own child I would just magically understand them. Anyone else had this problem?!

ScarletBegonia1234 Fri 10-Feb-17 21:36:01

Often they are talking about things they can see as they don't have much other points of reference so I find asking them to show you or point at it can help. Sometimes the word sounds nothing like the thing is really called!

trebleclef101 Fri 10-Feb-17 21:38:25

That is true, she calls her dummy a beeda, goodness knows why!

buckyou Sat 11-Feb-17 11:48:41

Same here. Mine is always bringing me things and then she tried to manipulate y hands to do something for her and I don't know what she wants me to do!

We were snoozing in my bed this morning and she kept tapping her chest with my hand... turned out she wanted her blanket! Felt awful after that I didn't know.

I think I miss half the stuff she tries to say to me.

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