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How many words? Mimi A 2 kids; Raven, VA, United States 504 posts
status 20th Jul '13

I know I read something some where about how many words a toddler is supposed to know or say by 2.



I want to say I read that as long as they know 100 words by 2, there's not a alarming concern. Or is it that they actually say 100 words by 2?



Gah, my mother is insanely freaking out because my daughter was speaking almost full sentences by 2 and LO is usually saying very certain ones and pointing. My usual reaction to way of doing things is if the item is within his reach I tell him what it is and have him get it.



He seems to favor certain words though. He quit saying mum mum about 4 months ago. He constantly says dada, ball, box, uh oh, boss (the dog's name), bye, papaw (his newest word), bottle and baby. I'm sure there are a couple of others that aren't coming to mind at the moment.



I'm not overly concerned about it. I feel like he's waiting til the last minute to go talking in full sentences and shock the heck out of all of us. He identifies words. Bed, pillow, blanket, specific toys, tv, the tv remote, cat, dog, car, chair, computer, phone, milk, cookie, diaper, wipes, potty, cup, shoes, shoes, clothes, and many other things.



Should I be worried?

Cadams12 Due March 15; 1 child; North Carolina 34 posts
20th Jul '13

wouldn't be worried, I believe by 2 it is 50-100 words and they should only be doing two word sentences.

Mimi A 2 kids; Raven, VA, United States 504 posts
status 20th Jul '13

I'm guessing you mean that he should know 50 to 100 words and speaking 2 word sentences by 2?



I think I'll make SO help me write a list for the next week as we figure out what words he knows to make sure he's going along the learning curve that he should be

Cadams12 Due March 15; 1 child; North Carolina 34 posts
20th Jul '13
Quoting Mimi A:" I'm guessing you mean that he should know 50 to 100 words and speaking 2 word sentences by 2? I think ... [snip!] ... list for the next week as we figure out what words he knows to make sure he's going along the learning curve that he should be"


Yes, I googled it and couldn't really get a definitive answer just a range of 50-100 words. I did read a lot about the two word sentences though.

Mimi A 2 kids; Raven, VA, United States 504 posts
status 20th Jul '13

Oh good, I'm just going to relax on it. He's 18 months now and he can identify a lot of things by getting them or pointing if out of reach. I won't say that it's at 100 words but I really want to say that it's more than 50!

Cadams12 Due March 15; 1 child; North Carolina 34 posts
20th Jul '13
Quoting Mimi A:" Oh good, I'm just going to relax on it. He's 18 months now and he can identify a lot of things by getting ... [snip!] ... getting them or pointing if out of reach. I won't say that it's at 100 words but I really want to say that it's more than 50!"


50 is all they need to know at 18 months, so he's perfect!

Baby Liam =D 1 child; Marshfield, Vermont 529 posts
20th Jul '13

So I have a question, my son is 15 months he says about 15 or so words right now but do I also count words that he knows. He will either grab the object I ask him too or point to it. Would those be part of the 50-100 words. Never really understood if to count those too or just count the words he can say.

Cadams12 Due March 15; 1 child; North Carolina 34 posts
20th Jul '13
Quoting Baby Liam =D:" So I have a question, my son is 15 months he says about 15 or so words right now but do I also count ... [snip!] ... it. Would those be part of the 50-100 words. Never really understood if to count those too or just count the words he can say."


I think they just have to understand the word, I'm not really sure.

Baby Liam =D 1 child; Marshfield, Vermont 529 posts
20th Jul '13

I will ask his doctor at his 15 month appt.

Mimi A 2 kids; Raven, VA, United States 504 posts
status 20th Jul '13

See that was where I was getting confused a little about. It doesn't really say for sure on if it is saying or knowing the words.



That's why I'm guessing that the 50 to 100 would be counting spoken and knowing the words. LO does the pointing at items when you tell him like "where's the cat? get your pillow" type of things. He will show you where something is or go get that item that you asked for.