Sing, read, talk about everything to them even if you think they don’t understand, describe and explain everything you do and see, and, most importantly, LISTEN when they talk even if it’s just babbling. I started reading and talking to my baby before he was even born and explain everything to him- even though it felt silly sometimes. My son is 18 months old and is speaking in clear, complete 5-6 word sentence and started short sentences around a year old. He is also early stage reading (describing the pictures he sees in books). Barring any mental or physical (like a tongue tie) limitations, talking is all about exposure and engagement. Good news is, it’s never too late to start!!
Reply to Advise on helping baby speak.