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When do toddlers start saying more recoginizable words?
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In brief: Everyone's different
...But, generally speaking, 12 month olds will have 2-3 words that they will say.
15 month olds will have about 6-10 words that they will say, 18 month olds 10-15 words, and 2 year olds have 20-50 words, at least. By 2, children will also start putting words together in phrases. If your toddler does not meet these criteria, talk to your pediatrician about evaluation.

In brief: Everyone's different
...But, generally speaking, 12 month olds will have 2-3 words that they will say.
15 month olds will have about 6-10 words that they will say, 18 month olds 10-15 words, and 2 year olds have 20-50 words, at least. By 2, children will also start putting words together in phrases. If your toddler does not meet these criteria, talk to your pediatrician about evaluation.
Dr. Christianne Strickland
Dr. Christianne Strickland
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Recognition
At 2 about 50% of what they say should be easily understood by strangers.
By 3 it moves up to 75% and 4 should be 95%.A few dysfluencies can remain up until school age.

In brief: Recognition
At 2 about 50% of what they say should be easily understood by strangers.
By 3 it moves up to 75% and 4 should be 95%.A few dysfluencies can remain up until school age.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: First word 9-12 mo
Babble consonant sounds at 6 mo, 9-12 mo start with mama or dada, then after 1 yr 1-3 more words.
At 15 mo 3-7 word, 18 mo more than 7 and pointing to body parts and short phrases.

In brief: First word 9-12 mo
Babble consonant sounds at 6 mo, 9-12 mo start with mama or dada, then after 1 yr 1-3 more words.
At 15 mo 3-7 word, 18 mo more than 7 and pointing to body parts and short phrases.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Dr. Marina Armendariz
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