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Now hear this

June 8th, 2010 · 7 Comments · education, health, hearing, medical, oliver, parenting, speech

About a year ago I took Oliver to an ENT consultant about his hearing. The consultant said he may have “glue ear” and that he may grow out of it. Then a few months ago I noticed his hearing was definitely a problem. At night with his right ear on the pillow, I could talk […]

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What’s in a name

April 16th, 2009 · 2 Comments · lucy, speech

The little lady has a doll. Two dolls actually. One of them says “Mama” when you squeeze its hand. As a result she has named it “Mama”. This can confuse the uninitiated, as saying “want Mama” does not mean she wants Hayley (that’s “want Mummy”). And it doesn’t help that she seems to call both […]

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Three little words (17 months old today)

January 15th, 2009 · No Comments · lucy, speech

Today – at exactly 17 months old – Lucy strung together three words for the first time. They were addressed to Hayley. “Put me down”! Our friend Sara apparently witnessed this as well. But I prefer the two words she said as I left her to have her milk with Mummy this evening. “Love you!”

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Lucy language

January 9th, 2009 · No Comments · lucy, speech

I remembered some other things she is saying at the moment. “Who dat?” (Who’s that?)“Up der”. (Up there.) Usually pointing at the tin of chocolates.“More more” usually relating to food!“Dyeah” which means Yes.“Again”. Whenever I tickle her or when she likes a song on TV or the computer.“Bye bye” She says this so clearly and […]

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"Down thee ‘atch"

November 24th, 2008 · No Comments · oliver, speech

I don’t know where this came from, but Oliver now loves to say “down thee ‘atch” (i.e. down the hatch) in a rather pirate-esque accent. I use it now when he’s eating – a handy tool to persauade him what fun it is for him to eat his dinner rather than go and play or […]

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Lucy’s latest

May 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment · crawling, food, lucy, sleep, speech

The little lady is growing into a beautiful and sweet little girl before our very eyes. And she is only 9 months old! Here are a few of her current characteristics. She is an essentially quiet, placid and happy little girl except in two notable situations. Firstly, whenever she is required to get dressed or […]

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It’s all in the intonation

December 1st, 2006 · No Comments · speech

I often used to wonder at parents who could make sense of their young children’s speech when I could make no sense of it at all. But recently I discovered that I can understand what Oliver is saying just from his intonation and the context in which he is intoning! We’ve been teaching him to […]

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