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What’s the earliest babies start to talk?

Updated: May 7, 2022


The earliest moments babies tend to start talking is from the very beginning at birth, this is when they try to communicate.

From birth babies tend to communicate mainly through crying, then progress to babbling or cooing.


Between months 5 and 6, I would say this is when baby starts to recognise their name.


By 9 months your baby should be able to understand that their name refers to themselves and the meanings of some basic words.

From 12 to 18 months this is when your baby will be able to say some actual words, if you find them pointing and looking at you, this is also a good sign. Try and encourage them at this stage as it helps with their confidence and development.


It's also a good habit to keep talking to your child especially in the languages you wish for them to learn from.



Do not worry if your child is not saying much, It's important to note that all babies develop differently and also remember its okay if your baby takes longer to say a few words than others but if you do have any concerns or notice anything wrong, please make sure you speak with your health visitor or general practitioner.


Tell us what your babies first word was?





By Sewa Adebayo

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