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when to be concerned, S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, PA, United States 3824 posts
16th Jul '13

DS will be 14 months on the 21st, and isn't verbally saying anything yet. I know he's still in the time frame of talking, and has a few more months until I should be concerned, but what is the age where I actually should be worried that he doesn't talk?



He knows soooooo much, but just doesn't talk. He babbles a lot as well. If I ask him where things are, he points. If I ask him what things are, he'll point. He does a lot of pointing, but no talking.



When is the age to be concerned when a child doesn't speak? Just curious so I know to keep an eye out if he doesn't progress. I'm not worried yet, but I just want to have the time frame known so I can do everything I can to help him grow :)



TYIA ladies!

.:Mary:. 2 kids; Fort Dick, California 15203 posts
16th Jul '13

Not sure, my son is 2 1\2 and he is now barely beginning to say things.

Damien*Dex*Jaidyn's Momma 18 kids; Pennsylvania 1535 posts
16th Jul '13

My son was 20 months when he said his first word besides momma and daddy. It was "nuts". lol.

S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, PA, United States 3824 posts
16th Jul '13

thanks ladies! I know he's okay right now, but I just want to keep an open eye and stay in the know about what to look out for and when.

White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12303 posts
16th Jul '13

If he still isn't talking I would bring it up at your LO's 18 month check up. We are going through the same thing with DS. Early invention is better, so if you get a speech evaluation done, and nothing comes of it, great then you know. If they do feel like there is something that could be done then it's better to get it started earlier than later.

S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, PA, United States 3824 posts
16th Jul '13
Quoting White Chocolate Milk:" If he still isn't talking I would bring it up at your LO's 18 month check up. We are going through the ... [snip!] ... you know. If they do feel like there is something that could be done then it's better to get it started earlier than later. "


thanks mama! I'll write it in my book for that day to remind myself! I'm sure they will ask though.



I don't think there is any delay right now, but I want to stay on top of things to be sure I am doing all I can for him.

Cat Abbott 2 kids; British Columbia 1389 posts
16th Jul '13

My friend is a speech language pathologist, and she told me they like to have kids saying 10 words by 18 months and 100 by 2. But also that every kid is different, and if your child doesn't speak that much, it doesn't necessarily indicate a problem, especially if everything else is normal. Like PP said, getting an evaluation at 18 mos if he's not talking more won't hurt either way.

S ♥ J ♥ L 1 child; 3 angel babies; Philadelphia, PA, United States 3824 posts
16th Jul '13
Quoting Cat Abbott:" My friend is a speech language pathologist, and she told me they like to have kids saying 10 words by ... [snip!] ... if everything else is normal. Like PP said, getting an evaluation at 18 mos if he's not talking more won't hurt either way."


thanks ladies! I know that he knows, at least, 10 words or more now, but won't actually SAY them.



If I ask him where my nose, toes, belly button are, he'll point. If I ask him where the puppy is, point. The kitty, point. Ernie, Bert, Daddy, Grammy, Shoes, bunny, Bug, Horsey, Hi, Bye, Wave, hug, kiss, Mickey, Banana, etc and he points.



He knows a lot more than I ever thought at his age, but he just won't say it. It's sooooo frustrating! lol