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7 months old: what should I be expecting?

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mygreeneyedboy Tue 19-Aug-14 09:35:16

DS is bilingual: one parent, one language. He is 7 months now. I had noticed around 4 months sounds like "ga" "go" and "gee" but now there is nothing. Just vowel sounds like "ah" "ooh" which are more like grunts and squeals. I know he was later than other babies his age to blow raspberries, and he doesn't recognise his name - I think, as he looks at me if I use someone else name as well.

When did your bilingual child start to babble? Should I be concerned?

noramum Tue 19-Aug-14 22:17:30

DD started to babble like any other mono lingual baby. I think with 7 months it is a bit too much to expect a baby to recognise its name.

Just carry on but unless it is nearly 2 years I wouldn't start to worry at all.

redexpat Thu 20-Nov-14 07:37:51

Have you and dp considered baby signing? Have heard its great for all babies but esp bilingual ones. Yours is the right age to start.

Artandco Thu 20-Nov-14 07:40:36

Mine are bilingual. I would say babble more like 15months, odd word at 2 years, fully bilingual in sentences by 2 1/2

TwoLittleTerrors Fri 21-Nov-14 12:31:14

I can't remember the exact dates. But my DD1 was slow to start speaking. She was referred to a speech specialist just before her 2nd birthday by her nursery. But she had a sudden leap from when she was referred to when she saw the specialist. She suddenly started speaking in very long sentences. (3-4 words one, with a lot of vocals, but all in English). The speech therapist was very supportive of bilingualism. I wouldn't worry at 7mo.

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