Not babbling 8 months.

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Registered: 11-25-2010
Not babbling 8 months.
Thu, 11-25-2010 - 6:19pm

I hope you can ease my mind girls. My son was born march 18th. He turned 8 months november 18th so he is now 8 months + 1 week old and doesn't babble yet.

He speaks vowels like aaahs and ooohs and eeehs but no strings like da-da-da-da or ba-ba-ba-ba. I have occasionally heard a "ba", "pa", "ka", "ga". But very rarely. He blows raspberries ALOT, squeels, smiles and laughs.

So, is he the only one?

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Registered: 10-25-2008
Sat, 11-27-2010 - 8:12pm

8 months doesn't sound far behind for that to me:) As long as he is trying snd is engaging in his own "talk " with you, I wouldn;t worry too much. Just chat away with him whenever you have time. Narrate your day... etc.. it's crazy what they pick up just listening to you.

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Registered: 05-20-2008
Sun, 11-28-2010 - 3:55pm

I wouldn't be to concerned. Neither of my boys started to babble before 10 or 11 mths. As long as he is making some sounds that is great. Like Amy said just keep talking to him. One thing that I learned from doing speech therapy was asking questions and waiting for an answer. So you ask Juice or Milk and wait for some response. You can do it for everything like toys, clothes, food and so one. Although they can't say the words yet it teaches them when it is their turn to speak or in this case babble.