A mom writes in asking for advice about her 15-month-old baby. She says her baby talks a lot for her age, but she has potential concerns about how her daughter is talking. She says her daughter really only uses certain consonant sounds and avoids others. Is this normal?
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A member of the community asks:
“Should I be concerned with the way my 15-month-old talks?
I have a 15-month-old that talks a lot for her age! Something I’ve noticed, though, is the main consonant sounds she uses are m, b, n, w, y. She doesn’t really use t, k, j, or f. Is this normal for this age from what you’ve noticed in your children, or should I be concerned?”
Community Advice for This Mom Who Is Concerned About the Way Her 15-Month-Old Baby Talks
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“I wouldn’t say that your child talking early is a problem. My stepson will be 3 in a month and has barely started actively trying to talk. The problems some people think they have.”
“Mispronouncing certain letters is totally normal. If she is already talking a lot at 15 months you shouldn’t be concerned at pronunciation vs. just praising her for being ahead and encouraging more learning…
… Just annunciate what you say and she’ll pick it up. My son didn’t say more than a few 2-3 word sentences until he was 2-2.5. He just turned 3 and doesn’t stop talking…
… Is everything said exactly right? Definitely not lol. But he’s learning more and more every day and that’s all that matters…
… She’ll get there, you’ve got a while before I would worry about it.”
“I wouldn’t be concerned instead I’d be proud my child could pronounce those sounds at 15 months! My son is 15 months and can pronounce quite a lot of sounds whereas my friend’s baby (same age) can’t pronounce many at all. Neither of us is concerned; all babies grow at different rates!”
“Totally normal and instead of worrying about it, you might even cherish her way of talking because when she stops doing it you’ll miss it because you’ll realize how cute it was. That was my experience anyway. I still hang onto certain words now that she used to “mispronounce” and say them the incorrect way just to reminisce.”
“I’m not the one who wrote this but wanted to say your words are encouraging. My son is 2 and basically just mumbles and says a few words we can actually understand! I’m making an appointment with his pediatrician to see if he might be tongue-tied and to see if he may need speech therapy!”
“No, my baby didn’t talk until 2. I would say yours is ahead of the curve.”
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