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Baby not saying words--1 yr old mrssenorita TTC since Jul 2012; California 542 posts
14th May

So my baby just turned one year , he blabbers too much non stop but doesn't actually say words, very rarely says mamma , tata , vava, baba. I am worried (we actually speak two different languages at home even with my boy) we were told by the doc  that he needs to be saying words by now and if not he will refer to speech therapist. He's a healthy normal child but now i am worried

user banned TTC since Jan 2013; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Konarock, VA, United States 572 posts
14th May

My LO's didn't say much at that age, maybe 3-5 words... But my DH's brothers 5 year old daughter still isn't saying a lot of words and she doesn't go to speech or anything. I wouldn't take him to it if you don't want to, he will talk when hes ready... Or he could be like my youngest and know how to say the words and just not say them in front of anyone lol. I caught mine at 14 months talking to herself and she just giggled and still took about 3 more months to get her to start saying anything to us 

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 18106 posts
14th May

I think one its ridiculous to worry about speech at one and I wouldn't worry until your lo and closer to two. If your doctor insist, I would get her at least evaluated (can't hurt) but I wouldn't stress over it yet. 

Squid Kid Unavailable, NA, United States 32450 posts
14th May

My daughter only had 5 words at 21 months. She never said mama or dada. She's 3 and caught up now.

Just don't compare your kids to other people.

user banned 2 kids; Copiague, New York 1881 posts
14th May

My 15 month doesn't say any words exept .. Dadada.. If you want to consider that a word. He does understand "no" and shakes his head told no. But other than that, Notta.  I wouldn't be concerned just yet.  :)

pennylove 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Australia 1417 posts
14th May

My 22 month old doesn't say anything either, I have been referred to a speech therapist .

mrssenorita TTC since Jul 2012; California 542 posts
14th May

Yeah my baby understands no and shakes his head too. He pointers his finger , smiles  talks to himself put his hands up and make conversations , shows lot of actions but i think the doc is lil too much

Mommy to B&B 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Texas 931 posts
14th May

My son is 19 months old and only says mama and bye bye.....he was saying a few others but he has stopped now. He does understand  most of the time when we tell him to do something at least lol. He goes back to the dr in June to see how he's progressing and if none he's gonna be evaluated... Can't hurt him any I suppose lol

CircleK 1 child; 1 angel baby; Federal Way, WA, United States 10893 posts
14th May

I think your doctor is expecting too much. All my daughter said when she turned one is  "mama".

alyssa brown-ritchie Due November 1 (girl); 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Saugeen Shores, Ontario 246 posts
14th May

I wouldn't worry my son is 16m and doesn't say too much. He is just starting to copy words but he only really knows about 3 words. He is starting to recognize words so that's a start.

Party of 6 4 kids; Nevada 7365 posts
14th May

I just took my son to the dr yesterday. He turned 1 on Saturday. His dr said by 18 months he should have 3-5. But right now it's still all just babble. He should be able to understand things but won't be able to talk for awhile still.

Bone Lady™ Southeastern, WI, United States 10460 posts
14th May

1- Being bilingual will actually slow down language development a little.  It's not a bad thing; it's just that learning 2 languages means the child has to learn to differentiate between them.

2- Most children don't start really talking until around their 2nd birthday.  I wouldn't even consider it a concern until then.

Some doctors are so quick to jump to diagnosing a child with something.

user banned Due December 31 (twins); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Nutbush City Limits, ID, United States 7008 posts
14th May

Quoting .Lizzie.:
1- Being bilingual will actually slow down language development a little.  It's not a bad thing; it's just that learning 2 languages means the child has to learn to differentiate between them.

2- Most children don't start really talking until around their 2nd birthday.  I wouldn't even consider it a concern until then.

Some doctors are so quick to jump to diagnosing a child with something.


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