Chunguita has 4 words, maybe. She says “beh” for bird (Birds are her favorite things). I’m pretty sure she can say “HI!”. She learned that at daycare. The older kids (uh, 2 months older than Chunguita) love to say “HI!” to the other moms when we come to pick up our kids. And there is “Mama” and “Da-DEE”.
The only one that is really consistant is “beh”. “Mama” and “Da-DEE” may be more wishful thinking than anything else on my part. And Chunguita will only do “HI!” to me and dh, unless she does it at daycare when I’m not there.
I think _The_Baby_Book_ (by Sears) said that a 1 year old MIGHT have a few words that ONLY the parents understand.
Oh, and I forgot the panting sound which means “I want to nurse NOW!!!!” Does that count as a word?