When Will My Baby Start To Talk?
Babies typically start babbling and making sounds within their first few months of life. However, the age at which they begin to say their first words can vary. On average, most babies say their first words between 9 and 12 months of age. Some babies may start talking as early as 7 or 8 months, while others may take a little longer and begin speaking around 15 months.
It’s important to keep in mind that each baby develops at their own pace, and there is a wide range of what is considered normal. Some babies may be more focused on physical development initially, while others may show a stronger inclination towards language skills. Also, the language environment and interactions within the family play a significant role in language development.
Before saying their first words, babies often engage in babbling, cooing, and experimenting with sounds. These early vocalisations are part of the process of developing the muscles and coordination needed for speech.
If you have concerns about your baby’s language development, it’s always a good idea to consult with your GP or a speech-language pathologist. They can assess your baby’s development, provide guidance, and offer suggestions for activities that can support their language skills such as our Adventure Babies sensory storytelling classes.