Advanced search

What's for lunch today? Take inspiration from Mumsnetters' tried-and-tested recipes in our Top Bananas! cookbook - now under £10

Find out more

12 Mo doesn't say much??

(12 Posts)
Dalesgirl16 Tue 31-Oct-17 08:47:39

My baby recently turned one and still only says ba ba ba all the time or now a bit of ba bu!! We always try to name things and encourage her but she just smiles ! Is this normal at her age?

splendide Tue 31-Oct-17 09:04:30

Mine didn't really say anything till he was more like 2. Very normal.

DesignedForLife Tue 31-Oct-17 20:16:19

Perfectly normal! She'll be chatting nonstop soon enough!

JKCR2017 Tue 31-Oct-17 20:17:05

Very normal! She's still very young! 😊

Dalesgirl16 Tue 31-Oct-17 21:34:36

Thanks. I just hear others say their kids say mama, dada, this and that!

ownedbySWD Tue 31-Oct-17 21:38:19

Is she showing an understanding of what you are saying? Does she know where the ball is, stuff like that?

I find baby signing very useful at this age, so I know if my DC is hungry/thirsty/etc without as much guesswork.

Dalesgirl16 Tue 31-Oct-17 22:27:31

I ask her where stuff is but she doesn’t really get it right. She does respond to us and if I ask her to say mama she says her usual baba!

ownedbySWD Wed 01-Nov-17 05:35:37

Perhaps her hearing needs to be checked? One of my DC said "doo" for everything and he ended up having glue ear and needing speech therapy.

Dalesgirl16 Wed 01-Nov-17 17:25:11

Oh no! Would there be other symptoms for glue ear? Her hearing was checked at birth

ownedbySWD Wed 01-Nov-17 18:08:30

It's been ages, but I do remember he didn't always react to loud noises. Hearing difficulties caused by glue ear can come and go iirc.

AssassinatedBeauty Wed 01-Nov-17 18:12:00

Will you be having a 12 month check with the HV? Could be useful to discuss how you think she's getting on. As I recall, I think they are supposed to have around 50 words by 2 years old, so she's got ages yet to develop her language.

Ttbb Wed 01-Nov-17 18:14:08

Both of mine only started talking when they were approaching 2. Delayed but otherwise normal it would seem. Some babies are just like that I guess. So long as your LO responds to sounds I'm sure it's too early to worry.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: