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So what age does the rapid accumulation of words usually start?

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GodzillasBumcheek Sun 17-Aug-08 21:12:15

And when does it stop FFS - i don't remember the other two being like this (though i'm sure they were at some point). And when do the coherent sentences start, approximately?

TotalChaos Sun 17-Aug-08 21:16:02

the vocabulary explosion seems to take place at around 18 months. Not quite sure why you sound so exasperated though.

GodzillasBumcheek Sun 17-Aug-08 21:34:40

It's not a problem really, just checking DD is normal in a very round about way! Also secretly hoping someone can tell me when she should be spoon-feeding properly!

apostrophe Sun 17-Aug-08 22:17:06

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GodzillasBumcheek Sun 17-Aug-08 22:24:13

That sounds pretty much like what she's going through. I guess normal then. Now about that spoon holding...when do they start actually holding one properly as opposed to at the end so everything drops off? Maybe i should've done another thread asking that!

Lovage Mon 18-Aug-08 14:17:30

DS (now 2) got a vocablulary explosion at about 22 months and has just started doing verbs 'mummy sit here' 'daddy drink hot hot tea' '[self] bang knee sore. Mummy kiss' but not properly grammatical yet.

He's been feeding himself pretty unmessily with a spoon since about 8 months old, but doesn't hold it quite as an adult would - more on top of the handle than underneath, IYSWIM

candyfluff Mon 18-Aug-08 14:53:10

i would say 2 yrs and my son is 25 months now and it putting sentences toghether,its lovely

toomanysweeties Mon 18-Aug-08 15:12:04

I was getting worried only 6 wks ago that DD wasn't speaking very well..... Now I can't shut her up (25 months) !!!
She comes out with new words every day. Today's new words she's proudly told me have been NIPPLES, HUNGRY and BOGEY !!! My mum could have died when she stuck her finger up her nose and shouted BOGEY !!! Don't know where she's picked that one up from blush

GodzillasBumcheek Mon 18-Aug-08 21:53:04

Oh the 'Bogies' one is too funny!

Ok, i may be quite early on the speaking then - DD is under 2. But so it seems she is late with spoon feeding so i lose out on any bragging entirely hmm

Lierally more ends up on her face/ on me than in her mouth, and she doesn't sem to understand that she's holding it oddly (obviously i don't just say 'DD you are holding the sppon all wrong' or some such ponce, i show her and occaisionally try to reposition her fingers on the spoon).

ChasingSquirrels Mon 18-Aug-08 21:55:54

mine is 2y6m and it is happening now. no sentances yet though, but 2 weeks ago he only had single words, and today he put 3 together .
FWIW he is quite late though, but is (unsuprisingly for a 2.5yo) very adapt with a spoon.

GodzillasBumcheek Mon 18-Aug-08 21:58:08

Ah well. She had to be behind in something! It's just quite annoying to have to feed her/ supervise so closely after so long. I would quite like to eat a meal of my own before it goes cold.

spudballoo Mon 18-Aug-08 21:59:32

Both my boys slow on the speech front. DS1 didn't say anything until he was 18mths, the 'explosion' happened at 2 years. DS2 is 18mths and is saying lots of words, and has just started putting 2 together...but not the explosion you're talking about.

Both used a spoon 'properly' at about 10mths.

They do stuff at different times.


ChasingSquirrels Mon 18-Aug-08 21:59:41

give her finger food

firsttimemama Mon 18-Aug-08 22:00:53

My DD is 25 mths and whilst she uses a few phrases -she is really not speaking much at all and will not repeat even the simplest of words I'm not overly concerned but I am aware that she is slow on this. However on the spoon feeding she is very proficient at this and has been for over three months. I don't put a bib on her anymore and haven't for months. She eats a yoghurt without dropping a bit - or missing her mouth, she also went up amd down stairs from a youngish age so her hand eye co-ordination is advance whilst her vocabulary is limited so far.

llareggub Mon 18-Aug-08 22:02:39

DS seems to get a couple of new words everyday. Today he has been shouting "fix it, fix it" and has an obsession with "broke." It seems everything needs to be broken so he can tell me and then get me to fix it. He is similarly obsessed with the screwdriver!

He is 22 months and is also very fond of the words bogey and boobs!

GodzillasBumcheek Mon 18-Aug-08 22:03:39

Chasingsquirrels - i do resort to finger food at every available opportunity, but i would still like her to a) get better at it and b)join in with family meals instead of my having to cook something separate!

Lionstar Mon 18-Aug-08 22:09:23

DD is almost 18 months and I happened to remark to DP today that her words have suddenly exploded. She is now willing to repeat new words back, and it is stunning how many she remembers after hearing them only once. Still only on single words though, apart from the compound/telescoped phrases like 'sit down', 'all gone', 'where's it gone'

She does OK with the spoon/fork too, though still does the holding by the end and randomly chopping at stuff when she's not very hungry though - it drives DP crazy smile

stealthsquiggle Mon 18-Aug-08 22:18:57

DD is 22mths - sentences we definitely have. Spoon - she can get 90% of a pot of yoghurt into her mouth (not in one go!) when she feels so inclined, but considers ice cream to be a finger food.

The funniest thing is that nursery obviously use her surname when they are telling her off and she now uses as a synonym for 'naughty' so I DH and I get called "Daddy <surname>" and "Mummy <surname>" when we don't do as DD tells us.

(she does have a big brother BTW which I think has a big impact on when they do these things - her longest and most complex sentences are when she has run to get her side of the story in before DS tells me his hmm)

GodzillasBumcheek Mon 18-Aug-08 22:19:56

Ooh are they actually called that? Telescopic phrases? She does 'There it is' as well as those mentioned - but not very clearly compared with the single words. Sounds like 'Der-de-dis', but you can tell it is what she means.

Does anyone else's LO also sound like they're swearing when they say 'fork'? Quite embarrassing at her Nanas today!

stealthsquiggle Mon 18-Aug-08 22:21:04

oh and we get songs, too - Bob the Builder and Happy Birthday being current favourites, having recently taken over from Twinkle twinkle. I am not saying you would recognise the words without the tune but you can definitely tell what she is singing

TrinityRhino Mon 18-Aug-08 22:21:53

gecko is gaining words at an alarming rate, she is nearly 19 months
she is good with a spoon now too


last night she learnt 'duddle' and reaches around to hug me

stealthsquiggle Mon 18-Aug-08 22:25:35

Aww, TR - we get 'tuddle' too...

(although it generally sometimes means 'lift me up Mummy so that I can see a range of things which I can then demand...')

Bumperlicious Mon 18-Aug-08 22:31:49

Think it's telegraphic phrases, meaning that the less important words like pronouns and prepositions are missed out, like in a telegram.

Lionstar Mon 18-Aug-08 22:37:52

I stand corrected then! Was just something I'd heard of on another forum, obviously didn't quite remember right.

They're very cute though. we have 'there it is' too, in fact it was almost her first word as she used to point at stuff at around 10 months and say 'er-is'

Bumperlicious Tue 19-Aug-08 09:43:47

Sorry, didn't mean that to sound all teacher-like! I think that is the word anyway <<delves back into the murky depths of language development studies>>

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