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

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics

In brief: No

No - average age for speaking a word or three is about 12 months of age.
But remember that for every developmental milestone, there is a range of normal. For speaking first words that can be anywhere from 9 to 15 months+. Babbling at 11 months is quite perfect with first real words coming soon. Baby should also be demonstrating good comprehension of speech now and progressing soon.

In brief: No

No - average age for speaking a word or three is about 12 months of age.
But remember that for every developmental milestone, there is a range of normal. For speaking first words that can be anywhere from 9 to 15 months+. Babbling at 11 months is quite perfect with first real words coming soon. Baby should also be demonstrating good comprehension of speech now and progressing soon.
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Most babies at 11 months are not saying many identifiable words.
The receptive language should precede the expressive speech. For example, your baby should be able to respond to his/her own name, but probably will not say your name quite yet. Reading with your baby at this age, however, is extremely important in his/her language development and is the best thing you can do to support that process.

In brief: No

Most babies at 11 months are not saying many identifiable words.
The receptive language should precede the expressive speech. For example, your baby should be able to respond to his/her own name, but probably will not say your name quite yet. Reading with your baby at this age, however, is extremely important in his/her language development and is the best thing you can do to support that process.
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