A little worried

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  1. MissRhead

    MissRhead Well-Known Member

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    LO is 16 months old and has no intrest in saying any words. He will say da sometimes when hes given something, which i think is ta but he says nothing, is that normal? Ive just been reading on here and theirs lots of babys younger than him saying words? x
     
  2. queenv77

    queenv77 Active Member

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    Well, I'm no specialist, but I have a friend whose little girl didn't start speaking (at least not anything intelligible) until she was 3... specialists told her that until a child is around 4 and not really speaking, there is no real reason for concern... that having been said, it's probably better to take him to the pediatrician, just for peace of mind, if nothing else; and if, God forbid, something does end up being wrong, you will have caught it early!
     
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    angelae36 Well-Known Member

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    Each child is different as you know.
    My daughter is 18 months and while we have plenty of dada's, baba's, yeah, doidoidoi and my favourite yoda (?) she isn't talking but very vocal.
    I'm not too worried yet. And as for that website that says they should be saying single words at 12 months and 2-3 words together at 18 months or whatever the figures/timings are. Pah!!!
     
  4. ames_x

    ames_x Mummy to 2 beautiful boys

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    My LO is 20 months and still says nothing lol. He used to say dada but wont anymore! He says mum, but only when he's crying/whinging and wants his bottle.

    When he had his 18month check, I explained my concern to the HV and she said she can get him to go to speech theapy, so I agreed to do that but haven't heard anything so need to chase that up. I know how you feel, I don't like to compare him to other children but my two friends have 2 little boys the same age and they say so many words.

    If you are worried, then maybe at his 18m check you could mention it to the HV and see what she says, im not that worried as he does babble alot but no 'proper' words x
     
  5. MissRhead

    MissRhead Well-Known Member

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    Thankyou. I will mention it at his next check. He seems more intrested in running around everywhere lol. Thanks again xx
     
  6. sugarpuff

    sugarpuff Well-Known Member

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    my little girl is almost 17 months and barely says any real words - she talks loads of gibberish and does this weird 'loidl loidl loidl' noise..... and will say hello lily to the dog but that's about it ! i have no doubt that she'll get there eventually, but it kind of annoys me when the same people ask me every few days if she's saying anything yet !
     
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    My toddler is nearly 18months and says a few words but not much at all. He can be very vocal with babbling etc and says whats that? But relys a lot on nods or shakes and points. He completly understands what Im saying etc.

    This morning he was on his slide and I was doing one two three go with him and every time he didn't slide down until I said go and he was "sounding" one two three but can't quite get the actual words if that makes sense.
    Im leaving it another couple of months before voicing any concerns to the HV. From what I understand between 18 months and 2 is when they become more vocal and say more.
     
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    sugarpuff Well-Known Member

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    my LO does exactly this too ! more of an 'uh doo ee' kind of sound. but she mainly says 'doo', i try and make her sound clever by asking her all sorts of questions that have the answer of two :haha:
     
  9. littlepepper

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    My daughter didn't start talking until the age of 2. I was starting to get a bit worried, and I mentioned it to her doctor, but he assured me it's normal.
    So.. Don't worry, it just takes time! :)
     

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