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Why is my baby speaking only in vowels?

Why is my baby speaking only in vowels?

How old is he?: Babies start vocalizing with vowel sounds. By 9 months, you should start to hear consonants such as ba, ma, da. If he is older than 9 months and only uses vowels, you should ask his pediatrician about a speech therapy evaluation. ...Read more

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My infant is making oooh and aaah sounds. Does this mean that she is trying to speak?

My infant is making oooh and aaah sounds. Does this mean that she is trying to speak?

Yes: This is your baby's way of communicating and usually occurs around 1-2 months of age. Your baby may also communicate by smiling, laughing or crying. ...Read more

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Will it confuse an infant if one parent speak to him/her in two or three languages (on separate occasions)?

Great question: When we live in taiwan we spoke english to my brother who was a baby and the amas spoke chinese to him. He ended up speaking a mix of english and chinese. You would only understand it if you spoke both languages. We later moved to scotland and he quickly forgot the chinese and spoke only english. I hope one of the developmental pediatricians responds to this question. Fascinating. ...Read more

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At what average age a baby should start speaking words

At what average age a baby should start speaking words

Mama & dada: Babies start saying mama and dada at 10-14 months of age, but they don't attach meaning to their mama or dada words at first. ...Read more

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When will my baby start to speak?

When will my baby start to speak?

Baby speech: Repetitive syllables around 8-9 months. Single words around 1year. Phrases at about 18 months. And short sentences by 2years. ...Read more

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How should I speak to someone retiring at a young age due to premie baby?

How should I speak to someone retiring at a young age due to premie baby?

See below: I would support the person's decision. Try to help the person through any doubts, anxiety, or second guessing that maybe going on. If you are able, offer assistance with caring for the child, baby sitting. ...Read more

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My 26 month baby girl speaks only 5 words and the pronunciation is not 100% correct she started speaking 3 months ago and i feel she is getting better?

My 26 month baby girl speaks only 5 words and the pronunciation is not 100% correct she started speaking 3 months ago and i feel she is getting better?

Delayed speech: A two yrs old child's vocabulary consists of 100 words and they should be able to combine two words together (eg: come here; stop it). The language is 50% understood by a complete stranger. Looking at above standards, your daughter is definitely behind. Even though you feel like she is catching up; i suggest getting helpnfrom a trained speech therapist. ...Read more