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is my baby "advanced" miss mandiie 1 child; Windsor, Ontario 1816 posts
21st Mar '13

People keep saying my daughter is advanced for her age because she can say mama and dada , she can also wave bye and clap her hands when you tell her too. shes 9 & 1/2 months




i though this was all normal for her age :S



is she normal or "advanced" ?



what age did your child do these things?

♥MOBAS♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 7198 posts
21st Mar '13

Sounds normal to me.

~Mommyof3girls~ 3 kids; Ohio 2686 posts
21st Mar '13

Sounds normal to me. My youngest is 6 months and says dada and can crawl; which is advanced for her age per her pediatrician.

Regina George ♡ 1 child; New York, New York 20644 posts
21st Mar '13

Lol normal....

Sweetheart...* Due July 30 (girl); 1 child; Florida 1290 posts
21st Mar '13

Definitely normal

killingbird 5evr 2 kids; 1 angel baby; North Carolina 10163 posts
21st Mar '13

Normal. My son was clapping on command at 7 months.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49251 posts
21st Mar '13

Sounds normal. My son had said car, daddy, no, mom by that age. He picked out and knew 3 colours at 10 months. All kids are different.

♥♬♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 10325 posts
21st Mar '13

Def normal lol by 13 m my daughter knew her abcs and count to 3, by 15 months she can say and do so much, they grow fast! I have videos of her at 15 months pointing out colors and objects and counting to 10! It's exciting :)

Stfu Squirrel District of Columbia 8535 posts
21st Mar '13

I don't think they're generally really considered "advanced" until well into elementary school, when things even out a little bit. Not all kids who reach milestones early continue to be high achievers, and some kids who reach milestones late end up far surpassing the "average" kids in academics and intelligence.



My dd had a huge vocabulary early on, and she's incredibly bright, but she's only 4 years old so we have no idea how things will ultimately go for her yet. The one advantage of talking early is that she was just easier to take care of because she could/can communicate so well. So don't get caught up in words like "advanced," just enjoy what she's doing.

JoAnna &hearts's Jett 1 child; Midlothian, TX, United States 5686 posts
21st Mar '13

It's pretty normal. My son was walking at 9 1/2 months and could say about 4-5 words.

MinnesotaMommy2One 1 child; Minnesota 2384 posts
21st Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Stfu Squirrel:</b>" I don't think they're generally really considered "advanced" until well into elementary school, when ... [snip!] ... of because she could/can communicate so well. So don't get caught up in words like "advanced," just enjoy what she's doing."</blockquote>




I think this is true. Early milestones don't necessarily mean an advanced child or vice versa. Compared to my daughter OP your daughter is talking significantly earlier than my daughter but she was a late talker

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 8599 posts
21st Mar '13

That's how old my son was when he started doing that... I'd say normal. :)

miss mandiie 1 child; Windsor, Ontario 1816 posts
21st Mar '13

thought so.
i just dont understand why people keep saying this
like their children are cavemen or something haha

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49251 posts
21st Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting miss mandiie:</b>" thought so. i just dont understand why people keep saying this like their children are cavemen or something haha "</blockquote>




Some are kinda lol. My kid is great with the brainy stuff but didn't even get upright and seated on his own until after 9 months lol. He didn't even fully crawl until like 11 months. He knew red, green, and blue and could pick them out of groupings before he could crawl right lol