Baby's first complete sentence can give you a thrill and become one of the most unforgettable moments in your life, just like the time when children roll over for the first time or touch and play with their toes for the first time and the first time they utter their first words. Babyhood is the time when children are curious about everything and are experimenting with everything. Use of words, building up vocabulary and attaching meaning to sounds of specific words indicate their developing communication skills. First complete sentence is another achievement you can add to baby’s ‘Memorable Moments’ album.
One of the most important milestones of baby’s life, speaking in complete and full sentences indicate that your child is ready to pass on from toddler hood into the next stage of his glorious childhood. While the children generally speak their first words around the age of 11 to 14 months old, they speak their first complete sentences usually when they are 18 to 24 months old. However, like all other milestones, they may achieve the communication skill level at an earlier or a delayed stage, without any real cause to worry. The early words of the baby are actually unique to every child. Every parent can come up with a unique set of malapropisms, broken and invented words that their children have spoken.
As baby graduated from babbling to speaking their early words, the words may not come out exactly as their parents. ‘Biscuits’ may become ‘Bikkit’ while ‘Chips’ may become ‘Tips’. But gradually, children learn to imitate the exact sounds that their parents and other ‘big’ people make for a particular word and the clarity of their spoken words increases gradually. Then, they may start adding nouns and verbs to make two or three-word sentences, such as ‘Mommy, T.V.’ or ‘Go park’. With the increasing ability to organize words and a growing memory, the child starts learning how to express himself properly and converse properly. But all parents agree that they miss the ‘baby talk’ that seemed so cute too.