If you’re a parent, you’ve probably been wondering when your baby will start talking. It’s one of the most common questions that parents ask. After all, once our babies start talking, it seems like they can’t stop! So when do babies start talking?
The answer is that it varies from baby to baby. Some babies start babbling as early as 6 months old, while others may not start saying their first words until they’re a year old or even older. There are a few factors that can influence when your baby starts talking, such as their level of development, exposure to language, and whether they have any hearing problems.
Most babies go through a “babbling” stage between 6 and 9 months old. This is when they start making sounds that resemble words but don’t actually mean anything. For example, a baby might say “ba-ba” or “da-da.” At this stage, babies are just beginning to experiment with the sounds that they can make with their mouths.
First words stage
Between 9 and 12 months old, many babies start saying their first words. These first words are usually very simple, such as “mama” or “dada.” By 18 months old, most babies have a vocabulary of around 50 words.
Around the age of 2, many babies start putting two words together to form simple sentences, such as “more milk” or “I want book.” By 3 years old, most children have a vocabulary of around 1,000 words and can put three words together to form simple sentences.
By 4 years old, most children can carry on a conversation using full sentences. They can also understand more complex concepts and follow simple instructions.
So when do babies start talking? It varies from baby to baby, but most babies will start babbling around 6 months old and will say their first words between 9 and 12 months old.
By 3 years old, most children have a vocabulary of around 1,000 words and can put three words together to form simple sentences. So if you’re wondering when your baby will start talking, just give them some time—they’ll be chatting away before you know it!