9 to 12 Month Language Milestones

  • Placeholder ImageMay say two-syllable words  (ex: ma-ma; da-da)
  • Imitates sounds( ex: cough, tongue clicks)
  • Understands gestures (ex: bye-bye)
  • Babbling gets complex- mixes syllables and “says” long “sentences” varying in pitch
  • Average baby understands (not says) 70 words
  • Some babies can speak 6 or more words, but majority says no words
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