Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Me | 2009-11-29

Q.

Baby development

Hi Doc
When does vocabulary increase? i have a 16 month old boy, he still does a lot of baby talk but knows some objects and peoples names and can associate them. But its still one word.
Like when he is hungry he will say food, and actually cry for it. He can say shoes, daddy, mommy,etc Is it too soon to move to 2 words? thankz

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Babies only usually start putting 2 to 3 words together in short sentences at about 18 months or so. There is no need for concern. Your little toddler actually seems to be useing quite a few words already and knows the meaning of many more.

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