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Have you got a 15 month old? Do they say anything recognisable?

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giddykipper Tue 05-Aug-08 21:43:24

I sometimes think we get a mama/dada but I'm probably imagining it. Other than that I don't think there's anything recognisable. He babbles constantly and makes loads of different noises. Does an "o-oh" if he drops something.

I'm just wondering when we're likely to get something more interesting.

spiderbabymum Tue 05-Aug-08 21:48:37

Oh good question . My lo is 15 months too ....and i am really starting to wonder the same thing .
So far he has said MAma clearly ....but im not convinced it was really to me .... about half dozen times .
He says Daddy occasionally ...... which is really odd because my dp wants to be called PAPA .

I thought he should be saying both specifically by this stage . No ?

LivingLaVidaLurker2 Tue 05-Aug-08 21:51:43

My 15 month ds only says Dada. Well, more like da-da-da-da-da.... When he wants me, he makes a low growling noise that sounds like "Noooo-nyyyyy".

I am convinced that my dd had many words at this age, though it seems highly unlikely and more probable that my sleep-deprived brain is causing memory blips.

giddykipper Tue 05-Aug-08 21:52:02

Well that's what I thought too spider, which is why I was asking really. We definitely don't get distinct mama/dada. It's more of a "ooh ooh ooh" and pointing at whichever one of us he wants!

PhDlifeNeedsaNewLife Tue 05-Aug-08 21:53:23

mine's got a few clear words, would I be a horrible sally show-off if I told you them?

giddykipper Tue 05-Aug-08 21:55:13

Yes but we're still interested grin

elmoandella Tue 05-Aug-08 21:57:21

some say nothing till over 2 y o.

depends on child. friends has only just said first proper work at 2.5yo

my lo 1yo can say "up, bubbles, mum,hiya" oh and yesterday we learned "oooopla"

"up" was her first. but ds couldn't say this till 2 y o. all kids learn different things first. usually sounds first. ds first word was "fish"

u-oh is a good start . they start by practising words to themselves to mean loadsa stucff. encourage and repeat everything they say. they will eventually learn their meaning.this will be whats happening with spider. dc is practicing mama.

PhDlifeNeedsaNewLife Tue 05-Aug-08 21:58:04


he has mama and dada down pat. also nanana (banana), ball, door, and go.

[proud mama face]

Poppycake Tue 05-Aug-08 22:02:03

weirdly my 15mo dd's first word was "bye bye"

Not very reassuring!

And this week she's learnt "ello" - so perhaps she's not planning on leaving home just yet.

Apart from that it's just dadadada and not just at Dad, so she must just be practising the sound.

We have dvd of dd1 saying quite a few things at 18m, so either dd2 is suddenly going to say more, or she is a bit more reticent.

She has a lovely grin tho grin (quite a lot like that, actually!)

allergictohousework Tue 05-Aug-08 22:03:08

ds just turned 15 months. he has Mama down no probs (mamamamMAMAMAMAMAMA is usual rendition). otherwise he has half words, repeated. so "teeth" or rather "tee" when we brush teeth. "cheers" or "chuh" when he gets a drink (I know why did I teach him that?) and "dirty" or "dir-ti" at any given opportunity. he loves picking up shoes and mouthing them and now loves the word dirty. In fact I have to admit that it is probably his first word. Fabulous. and that's it though there is lots of chat and babble. nothing like ball or cup or fish or normal first words.

op your ds sounds totally normal for his age.

Purplepillow Tue 05-Aug-08 22:06:10

gecko was saying about four words clearly and in the right context at that age

(not going to brag about what they were)

she is 18 months now and has about 15 words and can put two words together

giddykipper Tue 05-Aug-08 22:06:22

Actually if I think about it he has hiya (although slightly random in usage at times) and he's definitely practicing chair.

giddykipper Tue 05-Aug-08 22:07:54

Didn't know you'd name changed PP

Hoonette Tue 05-Aug-08 22:09:04

I have a 15 month old son.

He has no recognisable words, although this doesn't stop him chattering away all day.

I'm not worried as I am sure by the time he's three he'll have caught up.

allergictohousework Tue 05-Aug-08 22:09:10

hope noone thinks that sharing progress is same as bragging? I think it's interesting to know what others the same age are doing. my ds is good at some stuff and behind on other things. embarrassed to think that my post could be construed as anything other than friendly. blush still quite new to MN so not always sure of etiquette.

Purplepillow Tue 05-Aug-08 22:09:33

sorry guys
I'm at purples

It's trinityrhino here grin

Purplepillow Tue 05-Aug-08 22:10:11

well I'll tell you if you want me to lol grin

zazas Tue 05-Aug-08 22:13:52

Definitely gets more interesting around 7 or so grin My DD and DS talked at different ages with completely different words and clarity for that matter. My 15 month DD2 can say mama, dada, bye, and up and do a variety of clicks, slurps and grunts to get what she wants. She can also say 'purple' - not that she has any idea what it means! I find that it comes in spurts, one minute it is babble and then it is word after word and generally closer to two - then they never seem to stop !

Purplepillow Tue 05-Aug-08 22:16:45

purplepillow is very chuffed that a mn'ers child is talking about her grin

catweazle Tue 05-Aug-08 22:16:49

My DD is 16 months. She says up, without the p on the end. She says mum-mum-mum, and she says dat, which usually means cat but sometimes means something else grin

She's had these same 3 words for about 3 months and no new ones. No attempt at daddy. But she makes a noise all the time, even though there are no actual words in it.

allergictohousework Tue 05-Aug-08 22:16:58

go on you know you want to! smile and i am genuinely interested as I thought first words were supposed to be mummy, daddy, ball, cat etc so it's nice to see if that holds true or not.

Tommy Tue 05-Aug-08 22:19:06

mine is 17m and has about 5 words - mama, dada, something that sounds like granma, cat and moo

His big brothers are trying to teach him "duck" at the moment

I have no idea whether that is normal or whatever - can't remember what the other 2 did!

silverfrog Tue 05-Aug-08 22:22:31

dd2's first word (at 14 months!) was dinosaur. I kid you not.

It did come out more as die-saw, but was a good attempt imo.

She has been gaining words at alarming rates ever since, but can't get too excited by it as she is benefitting massively from the targeted teaching programme we have running for dd1 (autistic) so it's not really a normal environment for dd2. She now sits turning over flashcards, labelling them, and giving herself a big cheer (she's 17 months now)

liahgen Tue 05-Aug-08 22:26:22

my 15mth dd, (yesterday fwiw) says recognisably, (is that a word?)

ba bye, (accompanied with a wave, bless)

gog, (dog)

woof, (she likes dogs)

ooh, ooh, (this for monkey, she likes animals)

not sure they all count,

mama, very clearly.

tha's it. smile

elmoandella Tue 05-Aug-08 22:27:35

ds said batteries very early on but couldn't say mama for ages. now he calls me mummy. hmm no idea where he got that one?

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