My Baby Won T Talk Babble

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mcatherine - January 30

My son is 5 mo old and he doesn't really "talk" - meaning babble and make sounds. We will hear him over the montior talking to his mobile or toys, but as soon as we enter the room - he stops. He doesn't cry - I don't think I've heard him cry in over a week! He will fuss at me if I'm eating something - meaning he wants some to and he fusses when he gets a dirty diaper, but thats about it. He makes eye contact with everyone, smiles and laughs, but there isn't any baby babble going on. I talk to him all day long, my son and husband also talk to him a lot when they get home from school/work. Is there something I could be doing to help him talk? Should I be concerned?


mcatherine - January 30

Oh - and I should also mention that he does turn towards sound/voices and jumps at loud noises.


Emmie - January 30

My son is about nine months old and he will only talk when noone is paying attention to him. He will talk to his animals and toys and sometimes me-when he talkes to me he talks in a really quiet voice. If anyone talks to him he gets really quiet and just stares at them. I think some babies are just shyer than others. I wouldnt think you need to be concerned. I think as he gets older he will talk more. I think when my son was 5 months he was hardly babbling at all.


mcatherine - January 30

Thanks Emmie - tht makes me feel a little better! I have been walking around the house babbling for over a week now thinking that may get him going, but Thanks.


Rabbits07 - January 30

I wouldn't be worried too much at this point. Mason only really picked up verbalizing here in the past month or so and he's 10 months tomorrow. He wasn't much of a babbler early on....I'd hear him ga-ga every now and then but that was about it. He's picked up here in the past little bit and now says da-da, ba-ba, bi-bi (as in bite) and hey da-da Especially since your ds has good eye contact and and smiles and you've heard him over the monitor so you know that he can.


Erynn21 - January 30

In What to Expect the First year they say that's totally normal, maybe he's just the quiet type, just like adults some babies are more talkative than others. My dd doesn't hardly stop talking, but my hubby and I are both chatterboxes, so the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. I think it's totally normal.


LisaB - January 30

My ds was the same way he never babbled until he was around 9 months then he mde up his own language and now will tell storeis and go on and on. He is 14.5 months and says dazy, kitty, mama, dada, ball, and hi. It was pretty much overnight that he became a chatter box. So I think its way to early to worry yet.


sahmof3 - January 30

My friend has a niece who would only "talk" when she was in her room alone. Granted, she was an older baby at the time (she was a 1 yo), but they think that she was practicing. She would only say things for them when she could say it clearly lol. Maybe your son will be a perfectionist when it comes to speech!


mcatherine - January 30

Goodness, I can't tell you how much better I feel now. My first child babbled away at 4.5 months and never stopped so I had myself convinced that something was wrong. He is a quiet little guy - just like my husband. Although hubs talks to him a lot at night - he's so soft spoken and gentle that I worry he needs more lively entertainment to get him going. (I'm the one that tosses him in the air and tickles his belly to make him squeal). Anyway - I feel better knowing he's normal. Don't need exceptional - only normal..hehe!


Kara H. - January 30

Max babbled early at four months, even going the ma ma ma, da da da and ga ga ga sounds. But now he is 6 months he just makes these screeching/singing sounds.


Kara H. - January 30

I meant "even DOING the..."


k.p.j.e. - January 30

Don't worry, my son is almost 15 months and still no intelligible language come out of him! He is much more physical. He babbles a ton but no words yet...and at 5 months I think he barely made a peep!



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