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Talking at 6 months - is this even possible?

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alandimi Mon 26-Jan-09 08:46:03

My exP's mother swears exP was talking (actual words not dada, mama etc) at 6 months old and that by 1 year he was managing sentences and having conversations. Is this even possible? I don't think I've ever come across a baby that could hold a conversation at 1. And so now when we go round to see her she asks if my dd will be talking soon - she's 4 and a half months!!

happily3 Thu 21-Feb-13 16:55:36

My ds startled me completely by clearly saying 'oh baby' at 4 months as I was trying to soothe him. It was on a nightmare day at a horribly formal lunch after weeks of stress moving countries with 3 children in tow. He yelled all the time and I was constantly patting his back and saying 'oh baby' to him ... He never said it again and I can't remember when he started talking. I will always believe he said it though. it was clear as a bell!

anice Tue 04-Dec-12 21:31:43

I was potty trained by 10 months. I found out when I got my medical records (long story) and I found a letter in there when I was 10 months old from my GP to the hospital which mentioned it. It didn't make me a genius though (more's the pity!).

inadreamworld Thu 29-Nov-12 20:06:11

My Mum says I was potty trained at 10 months and talking in sentences at a year old. I am inclined to think she is really stretching the truth. Possibly actually a bit deluded.

PiedWagtail Wed 14-Nov-12 21:23:34

I was speaking in sentences at 12 months, reading at 3 (I couldn't wal till 18 months though...) My mum thought it was normal till she realised that nobody else's child was doing the same. I have remained a 'word' person and always precocious with English and everything verbal - was put upa year in primary school, etc. - and now work in a word-related industry. So it can happen!

ISeeThreadPeople Tue 13-Nov-12 11:13:43

This thread just refuses to die doesn't it?

yorks05 Tue 13-Nov-12 11:06:06

I would say it's quite rare.
I think gp's have a habit of doing this.
My ds who is 5 still had poo accidents. MIL very kindly announced in front of him that dh and dsil were both toiled trained by 18 months!!
Drives me crazy. Just ignore.

noisytoys Tue 06-Nov-12 10:36:10

DD1 could talk at 7 months. She is ridiculously bright (sent for ed psych assessment by health visitor paid for by NHS because she was so bright)

DD2 is 2 and half now and can only say a few words. Can't put sentences together. Can't point at a picture and tell me what it is. All children are different

Nuttyprofessor Mon 05-Nov-12 21:34:06

On her first birthday I took my DD to the clinic and someone asked if she was walking. DD replied "how do you think I got here?"

DS didn't say a word until 2 years, but he has a far higher IQ than DD.

richmal Sat 03-Nov-12 09:35:24

Dd did not start talking until about 18 months, but at around 7 months I started doing signs with her. By about 12 months she knew around 20 different signs. It made things lots easier, as when she cried she could "tell" me what was wrong.

Idratherbemuckingout Fri 02-Nov-12 19:28:24

Hi, I am not that old and my memory is not clouded but my daughter spoke her first word at just under 8 months and by 15 months was talking like a child literally twice her age. She went on to skip Year 6 and go straight from year 5 to year 7 at secondary school and is still superbright. Her brothers seemed slow in comparison to her, as they didn't talk until about 10 to 12 months old but all were early and clear talkers.
One of her brothers has aspergers and an IQ of 145, another has just been classed as gifted. No doubt she was too which would explain the early talking.

EmBOOsa Fri 12-Oct-12 00:36:45

DS talks eloquently at 6 months, that is as long as you want to talk about "da" "ra" or "pfft".

Posterofapombear Fri 12-Oct-12 00:33:29

My DD could say two sentences at 9 months and use the words individually in correct context. i.e. Ducks go quack quack, I have no idea why this was what she chose to say blush

Couldn't bloody walk until she was 16 months though grin

MadameCreeper Fri 12-Oct-12 00:29:41

Around the one year mark my eldest son could string words together and we could engage in some sort of two way conversation, along with a very good vocab. He was also very active and physical. He's now in secondary school and has always been not very great at literacy and sport.

MadameCupcake Tue 09-Oct-12 15:57:04

I am not sure how intellegence matches to early talking/walking etc. DS1 was walking at 9 months and from the age of 3 has always had a reading age double his own age - he is now 6. He is working quite a bit ahead in all school stuff.

One of the other children who is also well ahead at school was a really early talker but the other one was really behind in all those things as a baby but is really ahead at school - her social skills are still poor though. I think it is maybe more the social skills that go hand in hand with the early talking/walking not actual intellegence.

MadameCupcake Tue 09-Oct-12 15:52:25

DS1 could say proper words at 7/8 months and was speaking properly (complex sentences) by about 16/17 months so I am guessing it is quite possible for a 1 year old to speak well. DS2 was quite a bit later so not being smug or anything - its just how it was.

Aspiemum2 Sun 07-Oct-12 02:11:42

Sounds about right! Dd1 had no idea what it meant, ds1 was learning it at nursery so she was just copying. She is stupidly clever though, no idea where she gets it from confused. mind you she is beyond crap at sports

NatashaBee Sun 07-Oct-12 02:02:36

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GoldPlatedNineDoors Sun 07-Oct-12 00:19:44

I don't think ealry talking is a sign of G&Tness, as in all honesty, they learn as they go and where they excel in one area they don't in another. Plus, by the time you are 22, who honestly will care? Noone asks in a job interview when you started talking/walking/sleeping through the night. And I say this as the mother of an early talker.

At 6mo DD could say Mama, Daddy and Car. Now, at ten months she also says Gone, Hiya, "Hiya Mama/Daddy", tries to say Good Girl by saying "g girl" and also "who's that?" when someone walks in.

I think she is amazing, but that is because she is mine. She isn't gifted and talented. She's perfectly average in every way. She is perfect to me and dh though grin

Aspiemum2 Sun 07-Oct-12 00:15:11

That maybe wasn't clear - for example ds1 was tearing round the place by his first birthday but only saying one word. Dd1 was chatting non stop and even counting to 10 by her first birthday but only bum shuffling.

Dd1 is the more intellectual but not sure her early speech is that related as ds1 is probably equally smart but lazier!

Aspiemum2 Sun 07-Oct-12 00:12:11

Natasha, I have 4 dc's - 2 of each. From my own little ones the boys have been faster at physical development and the girls faster at social development. Whether this is true for all babies I don't know (am guessing not) but definitely applies to mine.

learnandsay Thu 04-Oct-12 12:58:18

Are you sure she's not simply asking to wind you up, knowing that since it's impossible you'll just get a complex about it?

NatashaBee Wed 03-Oct-12 21:22:29

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Babyrabbits Wed 03-Oct-12 21:06:36

I recorded all milestones exactly. Roll on two years and what i thought i remembered was way off the mark.

However my first born had three word sentances at ten months. ( fact) Now at four she speaks like an adult. ( an articulate adult) She NEVER shuts up. She astonishes every health professional.

Mother in law still claims that dh was way more advanced. Womens an idiot!

ledkr Wed 03-Oct-12 11:03:03

own not won obv grin

ledkr Wed 03-Oct-12 11:02:11

Have you noticed it changes too? Often I feel in the interests of awkwardness.
If dd isnt sleeping mil will either say that "mine slept 14 hrs from birth" or describe nights from hell. I often wonder if she just cant remember it.

I am in the slightly unusual situation of having a grand child then a year later my won baby hmm I used to dish out advice to dil recalling my experiences with the other dc. Lets just say I have had to eat a fair bit of humble pie in the last year blush

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