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How to help your baby with speech?

“Nov you” “Owe you”
Yes, I am waiting for my little man to say that, since he hasn’t yet said “love you” to me, I am only guessing the sound of it (knowing he doesn’t say “La” still) Like everything that happened on its own time, this too shall.
In my previous post (Click here) I shared some bits from my baby’s vocabulary and speech journey, each day I have something new to listen to and it only makes my smile wider.
A child has her/his own time to meet the milestones, there is no magic wand to have them up n running and dancing and singing. Out of all the milestones speech has the widest range from 8-9 months to 24 months for their first words.

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Speech at 18 months

 

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Every milestone of this little boy leaves me dumbstruck; but out of all these milestones, speech has been the most interesting one. New words each day, funny, cute pronunciation; often makes me feel like “ohh isko ye bhi pata hai” (ohh, he knows this as well)

This post is mainly a record for me and my family to look back, read and smile. May be when A grows up, he’ll read this and laugh too.
Babies babble through the beginning of their lives and we all wait for them to speak up their first words. My baby’s first sound was that of ba, so he started with bubububu, which was meaningless babbling. But for us bubu is for grandfather, so, his gibberish meant a lot to his doting bubuji. At around 8 months he uttered his first meaningful word and guess what that was – A.C.!!! Yes, the A.C. for air conditioner. He would point to the A.C. and repeatedly go on saying A.c. a.c. a.c……
I don’t even remember when he started saying mumma.
Till 14-15 months he had a vocabulary of around 10 -15 words.
Suddenly post that 15 months mark there was an explosion of words and he seemed to know words for almost everything that surrounded him.
Here is the record of the words that he uses daily. I have written what I could recall, there is much more that could be added to the list.
Now, between 18- 19 months, he has started combining 2 words like – bubu pooja, cut scissors, etc.  He uses almost all these words appropriately except the word “office”. He says it clearly, but obviously doesn’t know what it means. So, when someone is missing from home, he assumes that they are in office.
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By bye
Bubuji (bubui/bubuji)
Chashma (chchaa)
Dance
Girgaya (gigyaa)
Dark (gaak)
Light (dight)
Laptop (mataap)
Umbrella (ambaaja)
Chhata
Mama/mummy ( also calls me mama-ii)
Mouse (maushh)
Bugs
Birds
Papa
Bua
Prisha/trisha
Mishti
Ishaan
Aama ( in Kumaoni for daadi/grandmother)
Book
Chuha
Khakha
Mumum
Bottle (battii)
Water (wataa)
Bowbow
Potty (paati)
Dirty (dati)
No
Okay
Tata
Fan
Aajaa
Hi
Bindi (bibbi)
Bugs
Spoon (spoo)
Chamach (chama)
Banana ( bana/mana)
Grapes (gapes)
Apple (aappu)
Pahan (pahaa for wearing)
Shoes (shus)
Car
Lizard  (jijard)
Gaadi (gaai)
Auto (auko)
Aunti (aati)
Naani
Happy
Give me .. gimee
Office
Thankyou (kaaku)
Nainai (bathing)
Finish (fishish)
Fish (feesh)
Dudu
Milk (mip)
Roti (doti)
Rice
Uncle (akal)
Tai
Open (opo)
Khol (kho)
Key
Chabi
Goodnight (gootat)
Yes (yeaas)
Bhaiyya (baayaa)
Didi
Names of all the dogs in our building (selfie, elbus n zombie)
Kapda (kapaa)
Diaper ( diapu)
Ship
Cow
Cat
Socks
Jhoola (juaaa)
Touch
Home
Ghummi
Bathroom (bathum)
Phone (pho)
Moon
Sit
Basaa
Wash
Clean
Pooja
Ganpati (gappi)
Machis (maachees)
Cheese
Makhana (maapaa)
Eyes (aaeees)
Nose
Mouth
Head
Teeth
Lips (bips)
Hurt
Hit
Pitti
Penis (peeus)
Hand
Haath
Toe
Paper (pepu)
Photo
Fly
Train (trin)
Plain (pin)
Cookies (coochies)
Biscuit  (bisis)
Crackers (catchers)
Pen
Woww (waaaaoo)
Music (moonis)
Song (sau)
Cut
Scissors(seesas)
Sometimes I wish i could record every moment of my life with him, the giggles, the smirk, the naughty eyes and the pranks he has already started playing are all worth looking back at a zillion times.
Here on the blog is a checklist on speech milestones and a few ideas to help you help your child get there with words.