Speech

As I have talked about, Lulu is speech delayed. We are hopeful it won’t be a huge deal in the scheme of things when she is 30 years old, or even kindergarten. But she says about 10 – 15 words. And, few appropriately.

If you want to know where “they” say she should be, it’s here, because as of yesterday she is 24 months! 🙂

19 to 24 months
Your child now understands as many as 200 words, though he’ll probably use only 50 to 75 of them regularly. Many of these words will be nouns that designate objects in his daily life, such as “spoon” and “car.” Between 18 and 20 months, his pace will pick up as he acquires ten or more new words each day. If he’s especially focused on learning to talk, he can add a new word to his vocabulary every 90 minutes — so watch your language!

During this phase your child may begin stringing two words together, making basic sentences such as “Carry me.” Since his grammar skills are still undeveloped, you’ll often hear odd constructions such as “Me go.” He’s understood for some time that he needs language, and he’ll attempt to name new objects as he observes the world around him. He may overextend the words he already knows, though, so that all new animals are called “dogs,” for example.

Starting around his second birthday, your child will begin using three-word sentences and singing simple tunes. As his sense of self matures, he’ll use “me” to refer to himself, and he’s likely to tell you what he likes and doesn’t, what he thinks, and what he feels. You may hear him say, “David want juice” or “Baby throw,” for instance. (Pronouns are tricky, so you may catch him avoiding them.)

Want more info? I got it from babycenter: here.

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2 Comments

  1. I hear ya. Olive is nearly 25 months and she’s pretty significantly delayed. We’re lucky if we have 10-15 words, so I know how frustrating it can be.

  2. Oscar's mom

    Ugh, I hate reading what “they” say.

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