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When do babies start talking (real words)

On average, based on a total of 256 votes:

- Babies start talking at 12.4 months!

- Girls at 12.3 months (118 votes)
- Boys at 12.5 months (138 votes)

See boy vs. girl talking comparison chart below!

Chart shows age ranges for when babies start talking
Chart compares when baby boys and girls start to talk

*Every baby is unique and develops at his or her own pace, sometimes earlier or later than other babies for any given milestone. These statistics are based on aggregated votes by parents visiting WhenMyBaby.com. If you have any questions or concerns about your baby's development, make sure to immediately discuss with your baby's medical doctor and/or healthcare provider.