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Over 40 words at 17 months

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catgirl1976 Wed 17-Apr-13 20:42:55

Is that good? Or am I being PFB blush

DS just seems really good at talking to me. Plus he understands everything you say (eg, could you take you coat and give it to daddy? etc)

If you give him two things he says 'two'. He does animal noises (loads, not just 2 or 3) and loads of other stuff that seems so amazing to me.

But he's my first and I don't know if I am just being totally biased or if he is really clever blush

Eskino Wed 17-Apr-13 20:44:47

PFB. But that's a good thing. He is amazing!

catgirl1976 Wed 17-Apr-13 20:47:03

grin He would be amazing to me whatever he did. But my only point of reference is my DM who is as besotted with him as I am and keeps telling me how brilliant he is. It may have gone to my head blush

He also has the most biteable, squidgy thighs grin

RandomMess Wed 17-Apr-13 20:49:54

Sorry you're being pfb my eldest was talking in fluent sentences at that age and although bright and academically able isn't G&T

Didn't half make life easier though, no tantrums as we could discuss things!

KLou111 Wed 17-Apr-13 20:51:17

Good god that's fantastic!! My ds is 20 months, we are both sahp's as we run a business so we spend all day with our son talking, playing etc and although he totally understands what we say, he only probably says 2 or 3 actual words.

catgirl1976 Wed 17-Apr-13 20:52:26

I thought I might be smile blush

He's still amazing to me smile

RandomMess Wed 17-Apr-13 20:53:51

Enjoy him, it's lovely lovely lovely being party to them growing up and developing grin

You do realise he will probably drive you crazy when he's older as he'll be a complete chatterbox!

catgirl1976 Wed 17-Apr-13 20:56:46

I will and thank you Random.

I'm looking forward to that stage now but I am sure I will be rocking in a corner drinking gin at some point muttering 'no more questions'

Full sentences at 17 months is amazing!

He walked late so I guess they just all do different things at different times. Someone told me they are 'walkers or talkers' KLou. Did your DS walk early?

lovelyredwine Wed 17-Apr-13 20:58:11

He sounds ace! He may be g&t, or just advanced with speech- probably too young to know at the moment.

The HIV at my dd's 2year check marked her down as being like the average 4 yr old in most areas. My Dmil and dm now both consider her g&t. I consider her gorgeous, but nosy and stubborn, hence the great vocabulary and desire to do every puzzle in the place no matter how difficult.

It makes life much more interesting when they start yabbering on- the things that go on in toddlers' heads are bizarre! Have fun!

Habbibu Wed 17-Apr-13 20:58:19

Mine did that. They Never Bloody Shut Up now... But it is lovely, and you should be proud of him.

catgirl1976 Wed 17-Apr-13 21:00:14

I just can't wait to have proper conversations with him

I love reading the 'things toddlers say' threads. I love the way they think smile

Shakey1500 Wed 17-Apr-13 21:00:41

DS also had a great vocabulary at an early age. And was a late walker, he didn't even start crawling until a week before his first birthday.

He's 6 now smile

The questions never stop. The only sage advice I have on that score is..............................................

Make sure your gin-rocking-chair is south facing grin

catgirl1976 Wed 17-Apr-13 21:01:44

grin I will!

lovelyredwine Wed 17-Apr-13 21:02:54

My dd was also a late walker, but was already speaking in short sentences when she did walk.

candr Wed 17-Apr-13 21:04:16

Bless, he sounds like my DS. Not G&T but ahead of others their age. Within a few months others will have caught up and parents won't appreciate you saying how G&T yours is now as makes them feel crappy but feel as smug as you like on here and with family. Mine has loads of words and can carry out quite complicated tasks too especially compared to some of his friends but my mates (secretly) love the fact he is CRAP at sleeping as it stops him being too perfect, - still has tantrums though!

KLou111 Wed 17-Apr-13 21:06:48

My ds was walking by 1, running riot by 13 months smile Is that early?

catnipkitty Wed 17-Apr-13 21:08:48

My DD1 was the same - HV was amazed that she knew and could say her colours at 17months. She is now 9yrs old and not superbright, but has an amazing memory and is very bright and has always been ahead of her peers at school.

marriedinwhiteagain Wed 17-Apr-13 21:12:12

Well my DS was like that and he's 18 now and got 99% for GCSE Eng Lang and 98% for Eng Lit. But we fed him with books and conversation grin and now wish he would shut up and stop arguing.

seeker Wed 17-Apr-13 21:15:14

Mine was a freakishly early talker, but is bright but not super bright. She also couldn't wqlk til 17 months-

catgirl1976 Wed 17-Apr-13 21:15:44

Much earlier than my DS Klou - he was 13 months when he walked and he still can't run (just a fast, wo) grin

candr I don't say anything to other people. I wouldn't do that! But on here felt like a safe place to ask if he was doing well and have a little proud moment. IRL I am typically British and play things down whilst bigging up other people and their lovely DCs grin

married that's brilliant! Is he doing A levels now?

mercibucket Wed 17-Apr-13 21:17:48

less g and t, more chatterbox

oh how your ears will ache grin mine never shut up

YoniShapedLoveBox Wed 17-Apr-13 21:19:09

Well my dd was fluent (speaking, reading and writing) in 4 languages at that age. She could also count until 5000 and knew all her colours and how you make a secondary colour from two primary colours.

catgirl1976 Wed 17-Apr-13 21:22:25



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MrsBungle Wed 17-Apr-13 21:24:07

My DD was like this at 17 months. Talking in full fluent sentences, could count to 15. She also never had tantrums and was a late walker. She never crawled and stood up and walked at 17 months.

She's not G&T I don't think but she is still extremely good verbally, big vocabulary. I think she is just really good at talking!

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