HOW MUCH SHOULD SHE BE SAY­ING?

Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Baby Talk -

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.

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