Posted in Milestones & Development, Multicultural Families, Toddlers

20month toddler speech

Hello! I’m a little worried that my 20month toddler only does 24 understandable words for now. The other thing is she babbles a lot and she understands almost everything I tell her in Spanish and English. She tries to sing in sentences. But I don’t know if its because I talk to her in two languages or she is just behind. What are you’re experiences and should I have her evaluated or im just jumping ahead.

  • Lily
    Jul 08

    My little girl wasn't talking much at all until she hit about 22 months. Now she names everything and has a ton of words. For me I wasn't going to worry until she was 2. Sometimes they just need a little more time

  • Kendall
    Jul 08

    My son is 20 months and sounds just like him! I don’t know about 24 words, maybe less haha

  • Anonymous
    Jul 08

    Mi niño acaba de cumplir 2 años y parece que lo estas describiendo. La mayoría de los bebés que crecen en casa bilingüe se tardan un poquito en hablar, pero me han dicho que cuando empiezan lo hacen de manera mas avanzada que otros. Yo pienso que no hay de qué preocuparse, si te entiende y da respuesta a lo que le dices es que todo va bien. Cada bebé es un mundo y avanza a su ritmo en cada tarea.

  • Fabiola
    Jul 08

    Gracias thank you all

  • Fabiola
    Jul 08

    She also does animal sounds but doesn’t name the animal

  • Jenn
    Jul 08

    I'm a speech therapist and it is common for a child to talk a little later when they are learning 2 languages at the same time. It is a good sign that she can understand and is trying to talk a lot. Give her a little more time to sort it all out.

  • Fabiola
    Jul 08

    Thank u soo much!

  • Wayne
    Jul 08

    My boy did that until about 2.5 years old. Now I can't get him to shut his mouth. Lol. According to our doctor, animal noises also count as words.

  • Momof1
    Jul 09

    My son could only speak 4 words including dada at 20 months. We decided on speech therapy in our case but I think 24 is a lot! I’m sure she will catch up :) I think most sites say 50 words by 24 months but that shouldn’t be a problem given how many she knows already