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Doctor insights on: Should I Be Concerned That My Baby Is Not Babbling At 6 Months

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Should I be concerned that my baby is not babbling at 6 months?

Should I be concerned that my baby is not babbling at 6 months?

No: I wouldn't necesarially be concerned at this age if he or she was cooing at 4 mo. To learn more about speech development read: http://sparkspeds.Blogspot.Com/2011/07/major-speech-milestones.Html. ...Read more

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How come some babies giggle more than others? My baby is 6 months and is always smiling and babbling but giggling .. Not so much.. Is this normal?

How come some babies giggle more than others? My baby is 6 months and is always smiling and babbling but giggling .. Not so much.. Is this normal?

She may just have: A quiet temperament. She should be able to laugh out loud, blow "raspberries" (" bronx cheer"), fake a cough, & babble strings of consonant-vowel sounds. Look for reciprocal social communication (mimicking your sounds while you're looking at each other), raising her arms to be picked up, the ability to learn behaviors, & stranger anxiety.See the healthy child section at aap.Org. Or firstsigns.Org. ...Read more

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Is there babbling in sign language as babies are developing language skills?

Is there babbling in sign language as babies are developing language skills?

No: No, I have never heard of this in my 20 years of caring for children. Thanks for taking such an interest in your child's development and thanks for trusting in Healthtap! ...Read more

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If a baby starts cooing/babbling around a year & then makes consonant sounds around 18 months, when should they say an actual word?

If a baby starts cooing/babbling around a year & then makes consonant sounds around 18 months, when should they say an actual word?

Needs evaluation: I would suggest speech evaluation and hearing testing. If hearing is normal we could work on speech improvement.With speech stimulation and speech therapy there can be a more rapid improvement in speech. So when a child does not follow a regular normal pattern, a lot depends on the diagnostic and corrective measures applied, These measures determine how much and how fast improvement is seen ...Read more

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What qualifies as babbling for a 10 wk old baby?

What qualifies as babbling for a 10 wk old baby?

Too young to babble: A 10-week old baby is not at the babbling stage yet. Babies at 2-3 months usually make cooing sounds and maybe squealing sounds once in a while. Babbling is the 2-3 syllable sounds babies make before they start saying "dada" or "baba". Babbling might start at 6-9 months. ...Read more

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Should I worry that my 11-month-old is only babbling?

Should I worry that my 11-month-old is only babbling?

No: Babbling is a normal part of expressive language development. Understandable words occur over a wide range of ages as babies develop differently. This may happen as early as 8-9 months of age or normally as alte as 18-20 months of age. ...Read more

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