Wednesday, January 27, 2010


So I have been a little concerned with how many words my 1 year old son can say. I know you're not supposed to compare kids and they all develop at their own rate but what can I say...he's my first and I want to make sure everything is going well. I work with preschoolers so I know relatively where they should be with speaking but for a baby....I'm not completly sure when it all starts to come together. My husband and I have been making sure we talk to him all the time and let him be part of conversations. We ask him questions and label everything around him to help him get a better idea of how language is used. He can say "dada", "mama" and "baba"....but not always accurately. I was starting to worry after seeing another baby right around his age who seemed to understand more and was able to say more words. Like I said....I know I'm not supposed to compare them's hard not to when they are so close in age. Well, today I felt so much better. He handed something to his cousin and actually said "here"! I was so excited! It's starting to click...I hope! I just can't wait to hear more and more out of my little man as he learns to express himself.


  1. It is so hard to get away from the frantic comparisons all the time. Gemma is 13 months now, she has some babbles and makes sounds like words (e.g. we ask her 'what noise does the cow make' and she says 'oooo'!) but she has never crawled and is not yet walking either (though we don't think it will be long). Most of the time I am fairly relaxed about her development but when you see babies of the same age doing other, different things it makes you feel slightly paranoid! I can totally empathise with your eagerness to hear your little one talking - once they start to get some words they soak it all up like little sponges :)

  2. He just turned one in December, right? Don't rush things, as long as you're talking to him. Trust me. We were wondering the same thing with our little ones and you know what.... now they won't stop at all! He's developing the right way for him, I am sure.