My grandson is three months old and is cooing/making noises ALL the time, except when he is crying and sleeping, of course. Does that have any correlation to talking? Meaning, are there statistics that state that he will talk real words early on?
Children are cooing and making other noises for several reasons: 1. They need atention. Some children need more, some less. After finding out that making noises brings parents attention - they migt be interested to "talk" alot. 2. They need to develop their vical instruments - be it mouth, vocal cords, centers in brain or hearing. There is a pocibility that it is hard for child to ajust some of his vocal "instruments" correctly so he/she needs to "talk" alot.
All in all the thing you mentioned - is not bad or good by itself. But you can make it into something good if you will respond to a child. Mimiking his sounds - to let him know that you hear him/her, helping him/her separate some words from sounds he/she makes. (Like dadadada... you say:Dad. Child: dadadada... you: Dad Every sound that at list partly resambles some word - can be used to create word for your child.) If you will use this opportunity to communicate with your child and to help him/her find correct words - your child will start talking earlier.