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No babbling at 10 months. BoOm French Toast 2 kids; Massachusetts 11220 posts
20th Apr '13

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I've posted about this before but it is getting to me even more now. My 10 month old son does not babble. He does not make any other sounds other than "ahh" or "uhhh". He squeals, laughs and blows raspberry's, but that's it. There's no "dadadadada", "mamamama" or "babababa". He doesn't vocalize with us when we talk to him directly.



He does make a ton of eye contact, can sorta clap, crawls like a champ and cruises. Other than that, there's not much communication. We try to talk to him and get him to pay attention to us but he would rather crawl on his own. He does play with toys, well he bites them, but does not sit there and play with us.



I see kids younger than him babbling away and being very communicative with their parents. There's just something different about him to me.



I brought it up to his Pedi but he said don't worry. He doesn't care about babbling as long as he says two words before 12 months. It doesn't look like that's going to happen at this rate.



I can't help but be concerned. Should I push the pedi or just wait until his 12 month appointment?

Momof2bratz 2 kids; Camarillo, California 3524 posts
20th Apr '13

My son used to say "dada" and "mama" when he was 10months old... then stopped.. then stopped making eye contact. But he did babble A LOT. Just not in the english language. Haha. I'd be worried yes. My stepmom warned me (she passed away) about it. I told my pediatrician and he said we'll see when he was about 15months. Came and gone.. I had him diagnosed at age 3 with pdd-nos.



Honestly, i'd be a little worried. Read one super easy book once a week(the same one, that is so they don't get bored of it)



He's 3years and 5 months now. With speech therapy and now in a school program, he finally says 2 words.. "Mama in" "Daddy home?" "Daddy back" --those are the main ones without me asking him to repeat after me. He never repeated either when he was younger.

mom of three 3 kids; Missouri 6200 posts
20th Apr '13

I would just wait. It is possible that you are worrying yourself for no reason. From what ive been told, as long as they are talking by 18 months theres not much to worry about. Also, if you push the pedi about it, what can he do about it right now? you know?

Momof2bratz 2 kids; Camarillo, California 3524 posts
20th Apr '13

Yeah.. i honestly forgot when my daughter started talking. She's 20 months and singing songs nearly o.O ... it's kinda scary. All pedi can do is recommend you to a therapist.

BoOm French Toast 2 kids; Massachusetts 11220 posts
20th Apr '13
Quoting Constant Exhaustion:" My son used to say "dada" and "mama" when he was 10months old... then stopped.. then stopped making eye ... [snip!] ... "Daddy back" --those are the main ones without me asking him to repeat after me. He never repeated either when he was younger."


May I ask what ppd-nos is? Never heard of it. It does worry me but everyone keeps saying that he'll do it when he's ready.

Momof2bratz 2 kids; Camarillo, California 3524 posts
20th Apr '13
Quoting BoOm French Toast:" May I ask what ppd-nos is? Never heard of it. It does worry me but everyone keeps saying that he'll do it when he's ready."


Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not otherwise specied (a form of Autism)



But they won't do that test until they are nearly 3 years old. Still quite some time for your LO to learn. :)

Megan and Max 1 child; United Kingdom 1368 posts
20th Apr '13

My little boy is 17 months, he makes sounds not words and I bought up PDD with my doctor and he isn't at all concerned.
My cousin was 3 before she started talking properly, and she is just fine now shes 14 you can't shut her up, kids just develop differently x

BoOm French Toast 2 kids; Massachusetts 11220 posts
20th Apr '13
Quoting Megan and Max:" My little boy is 17 months, he makes sounds not words and I bought up PDD with my doctor and he isn't ... [snip!] ... 3 before she started talking properly, and she is just fine now shes 14 you can't shut her up, kids just develop differently x"


Thanks hun. That's reassuring.