My Toddler's First 50 Words

Posted On: 2010-12-15

Sometimes it's hard to know for sure what your babies first word is sometimes. Is it mom or is it dad? Is it really just the first word other than mom or dad that he/she can speak clearly? Do you count it if there is a childish addition or subtraction to it? Well regardless, I kept track of my sons first 50 words and thought it would be neat to share them and some of the stories behind them.

These are in order for the most part. The cutest word was cookie because he had not been introduced to cookies yet and we weren't specifically saying it. My son walked into our bedroom to wake up his Daddy and just said Cook-EEE! We had no idea where he got that from but it was really cute.

Balloon, which started out as "boon" and is now "bawoon" was a cute one as well. If you ever wonder how the grocery stores make money on balloons, bring a toddler there. (Also you can read Can't Live Without A Balloon)

He can say chicken but if he sees a chicken, rooster, duck, or penguin they are all "Bok-ee's". He has the Baby Einstein - Baby Bach video and there is a chicken in it that goes "Bok Bok Bok" and so at some point he decided that it and the others were Bok-ee's.

All children learn at different paces but to put it in perspective, these are words that my son began to speak to us before he was 18 months old. Since then he has absolutely blossomed into trying 5-10 new words everyday by repeating or making them up.