At what age does a baby start talking
I know Selena is babbling a lot lately, there are times I know she can say mama and lately it sounds like she's saying hello, and I love you. It's all on the way you perceive what you're hearing from your child. Your baby's speech development depends on your "baby talk" skills as well as your baby's.
An article from WebMd says that your baby develops their speech skills in the first 3 years of life.
Baby talk at 6 months, your baby begins babbling with different sounds. For example, your baby may say "ba-ba" or "da-da." By the end of the sixth or seventh month, babies respond to their own names, recognize their native language, and use their tone of voice to tell you they're happy or upset. Some eager parents interpret a string of "da-da" babbles as their baby's first words -- "daddy!" But babbling at this age is usually still made up of random syllables without real meaning or comprehension.
Baby talk at 9 months. After 9 months, babies can understand a few basic words like "no" and "bye-bye." They also may begin to use a wider range of consonant sounds and tones of voice.
Baby talk at 12 months. Most babies say a few simple words like "mama" and "dadda" by the end of 12 months -- and now know what they're saying. They respond to -- or at least understand, if not obey -- your short, one-step requests such as, "Please put that down."
But both my kids by 2 were talking a lot and would use full sentence to ask for things and be able to answer questions.. But I have a friend whose son just turned 3 and speaks like a 1 year old (in my mind).. but it's normal for him..