HOW MUCH SHOULD SHE BE SAYING?
While every child is different, the generally expected milestones for speech development are:
BY HER FIRST BIRTHDAY
she’ll be saying her first words. “You should see a consistent set of sounds and she should respond to your words,” says Kate.
BY 18 MONTHS
she will be putting two words together, and this is the start of sentence building.
BY TWO YEARS OLD
she will start to use short phrases.
BY 30 MONTHS
expect to hear three- or four-word sentences.
BY THREE YEARS
words should start to become clearer, but don’t worry if it’s only you who can decipher her sentences – it’s not until the age of four that you would expect people from outside your family and close circle of friends to understand what your child is saying.