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she is freaking fine! It's a boy!!!!*3/27/13* 19 kids; Kyle, Texas 4215 posts
4th May '13

Dhs family insists that something is "wrong" with dd cause she doesnt really talk. She is about 18 months old and can say



-dada
-mama
-sansa (friends name
-duck
- poopoo
- butt
- no
- down
-let go
-stop
-pig
- home
-love you
-bye
-my baby




She has picked up signing and in just a few montha has learned tons of signs. She prefers to sign and I see no problen with that but his family says its going to inhibit her speak. She can hear and has passed the tests. She can sign...



-milk
-eat
-drink
-please
-bath
-home
- beautiful
-sleep
-more
-cookie
-cracker
-ball
-thank you
-baby
- more please
-finished



She is so smart and I think she is fine but just wanted other mommas to assure me I guess.



She is definitely a quiet kiddo and keeps herself entertained lol. She also naps twice a day goes to bed at 8p and wakes up at 8-9 a :-)

B&Js Mommy 2 kids; Plains, Montana 877 posts
4th May '13

sounds to me like she is right on target for her age. I would love to learn how to sign so I could teach my children.

Squid Kid Due July 2; 1 child; 5 angel babies; Tennessee 27505 posts
status 4th May '13

DD only knew 5 words at 18mo. Now at 2 (25m) she knows over 40. Kids all go at their own pace.

White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12303 posts
4th May '13

She is speaking, and communicating in her own way. Some kids aren't just much of talkers, and then explode later on. She has a means to tell you her wants and needs, and that is what is important. DS doesn't speak but we are trying to work on more signs to keep him from getting frustrated. I'm sure in her own time she will just explode with her words and you won't be able to get her to hush lol.

It's a boy!!!!*3/27/13* 19 kids; Kyle, Texas 4215 posts
4th May '13

Thank you for the reassurance! Oldest dd is a frikkin overacheiver and acts and talks like she is 18 lol so everyone compares my girls and it irritates me!



Signing is awesome! My mom is fluent and is a nurse at a camp for deaf and hard of hearing :-)

White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12303 posts
4th May '13
Quoting It's a boy!!!!*3/27/13*:" Thank you for the reassurance! Oldest dd is a frikkin overacheiver and acts and talks like she is 18 ... [snip!] ... my girls and it irritates me! Signing is awesome! My mom is fluent and is a nurse at a camp for deaf and hard of hearing :-)"


Another contributor could be if your oldest is talking a lot, she may not feel like she can really butt in. Not that its anything to worry about, she may just be more timid.



I've been struggling trying to teach DS to sign. He knows one word lol. Do you have any tips on how to introduce new words? I think learning ASL is amazing. I knew some when I was younger but it has faded with time. I'm hoping to learn more along with DS.

It's a boy!!!!*3/27/13* 19 kids; Kyle, Texas 4215 posts
4th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting White Chocolate Milk:</b>" Another contributor could be if your oldest is talking a lot, she may not feel like she can really butt ... [snip!] ... learning ASL is amazing. I knew some when I was younger but it has faded with time. I'm hoping to learn more along with DS."</blockquote>




Yeah my oldest does everything fir my youngest daughter. Lol I think she just knows she doesn't have to tall cause oldest dd just knows! Lol



Just repetition. Repeat it a few times and give and ahow what your signing like give them a ball if they sign ball and snacks if they sign eat etc.




Sorry for typos I'm falling asleep typing lol

KissMeFinnNelson<3 1 child; 2 angel babies; Glasgow, Scotland, UK, United Kingdom 4470 posts
4th May '13

My friends DS is 2 years old and doesn't know that much yet and he is fine so I'm pretty sure your DD is doing great!! I'd just start telling them you think their could possibly be something "wrong" with them. Start questioning their intelligence and knowledge about children seeing as they don't appear to know much about the different stages, get them a little book and suggest they start educating themselves because you are particularly worried about how dumb as f**k they appear to be and you are terrified that your DD is going to pick it up from them. Explain everything to them really slowly as if they are complete morons.... See how they like it.



That's what I'd do but I'm a sarcastic b***h like that :)

CokiMonsta 1 child; Virginia 341 posts
4th May '13

I'm sorry but... What idiots!
You 18mo talks AND signs.
That's incredible!