Re: how much should/does a 17month old talk....
At 17 months, our younger DD said just a few words but seemed to have some comprehension. She's almost 22 months now and is finally starting to say a lot of words. Not clearly, mind you. It's been frustrating because our older DD could speak in clear sentences by about 18 months. The younger one knows what she wants, but can't say it so she cries a lot. It's gotten a lot better in the last couple of months, though.
Amy ~ Everything in moderation, WOH, glass half full, not committed to any labels, try, try again mama to 3! H 11/07
and M 8/10
and B 8/12