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When will my baby start to speak?

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Baby speech

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

In brief: Baby speech

Repetitive syllables around 8-9 months.
Single words around 1year. Phrases at about 18 months. And short sentences by 2years.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Baby Talk

Can be as early as 6 months (unusual) to the usual time frame of 18-24 months.
Girls tend to be a little earlier than boys.

In brief: Baby Talk

Can be as early as 6 months (unusual) to the usual time frame of 18-24 months.
Girls tend to be a little earlier than boys.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics

In brief: Soon after birth

Babies start with cooing in the early months, and begin making consonant sounds around 7-9 months.
By 10 months, there may be mama/ dada, and by 12 mo a couple words are thrown in (hi, bye, night night, uh oh, etc). By 15 months, children should be able to say mama, dada, and 1-3 words. By 18 months, 6-10 words. Some speak more, some earlier. Some say one word and then nothing for several days.

In brief: Soon after birth

Babies start with cooing in the early months, and begin making consonant sounds around 7-9 months.
By 10 months, there may be mama/ dada, and by 12 mo a couple words are thrown in (hi, bye, night night, uh oh, etc). By 15 months, children should be able to say mama, dada, and 1-3 words. By 18 months, 6-10 words. Some speak more, some earlier. Some say one word and then nothing for several days.
Dr. Michael Amster
Dr. Michael Amster
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