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12 Mo doesn't say much??

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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.

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