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When Do Babies Start Talking?

When Do Babies Start Talking?

This is a question I often hear as a Speech Language Pathologist.  My answer is, “babies usually start using words around a year, but every child is different and there is a wide range of what is typical. There are many other ways in which babies communicate before they learn to talk.” What truly fascinates me as a mom and an SLP, is the communication development that takes place from birth on (and even before birth). Merriam Webster defines “communication” as: “The act or process of using words, sounds, signs, or behaviors to express or exchange information or to express…