Re: Your 17months old (or about) and you say......
Well my ds said next to nothing at that age (mama, dada, & gak - which meant "what's that"). Claire, on the other hand (16 mos) says:
more (specifically regarding food)
out (as in get me out of my carseat!)
We were amazed (after a slow talker first, who now won't shut up, LOL!) when she started saying things around 14 mos!