My girlfriend sent me this video last night of this baby girl jabbering away! The headline on the video is “Are women born this way?” I don’t think the headline is meant in a kind way, but I can’t deny that I do talk a lot!
My question is: Do girl babies talk more and sooner than boy babies in general?
Rose talked the earliest of all our kids. She was talking some at 6 months (I swear!) and by 10 months it was full on sentences. I remember this because Michael covered the winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and we saw him off at the airport. He was going for a month. Rose looked at her Daddy and said: “Bye bye Daddy. Have a great trip. See you soon.” It was some crazy sentence.
Walsh talked much later and I was very worried. He started talking a little around 16 months and then by 18 months was saying 5 or 6 word sentences. The doctors just kept repeating: “He’s a boy and he’s your second.”
Lilina was more similar to Walsh than Rose. She was very physical early — crawling at 4.5 months and walking around 9. She didn’t talk until around 18 months also, but immediately it was big sentences.
Walsh is probably my most chatty child now. He kept getting in trouble for it at school last year. I told his teacher he was working against his genes.
Do you think in general girl babies talk more than boy babies? Do you think they talk sooner? Are woman naturally more chatty?