At about 15 months, Junior's words started to sound like words. He'd been clearly trying to communicate for a long time, but not managing to be consistent or very clear. While 'Daddy' has been around for a long time, and 'no' for slightly longer, other words appeared perfectly once, and then weren't heard again ('high five'). But over the last few weeks, at precisely the same time as he decided to learn to walk, his language seems to be making progress.
Words he says
'ank'oo (thank you)
'oof (woof, means dog)
At the same time, we've upped our use of signing as he has been so much slower than Pob at acquiring spoken language, and we are quite tired by the screaming that he uses to get what he wants most of the time.
Words he signs
Thank you/Please (the signs are so similar we don't really distinguish)
We're trying to teach him the signs for toast, sorry, banana, book, and drink at the moment. Any suggestions as to what signs it would be helpful to add?