Teaching kids to talk

Along with learning to walk, learning to talk is probably the biggest and most nerve-wracking baby milestone for parents.

From the first gurgles to full grown-up sentences, the speed at which your child learns to speak can vary from month to month.

What’s crucial for children learning to talk is their ability to listen and hear. By listening to what words sound like, they will make their own attempts to repeat those noises.

So when should your child start talking? How soon should they be saying ‘mummy’ and ‘daddy’? At what age will you be able to have a conversation with them?

We help you to work out what’s normal and what’s not in language development and how you can help your children progress with learning to talk.