CDXB i can understand ur worries, i also posted while ago, as my DS was not talking AT ALL, not even mama papa, at 2.5 yrswe got him checked, and doctors rule out everything we were afraid ofjust cut out totally the TV time if he is watching anyand talk to him, anything, whatever you are doing, and don't worry if he is not responding, they usally absorb whatever is happening around, and deliver it only when they are readyi read loads of books to my son, but he never responded to any questions, or never repeated anything. and now i am astonished when he turned 3, he knows almost every thing which i read him. he names the animals, numbers 1-10, fruits etcso just give him time, one year old is too young, enjoy these moments
My son is 15 months old and doesn't have any real words. He says "mama" and "dada" and babbles a lot, but no real words that I can understand. I haven't been worried at all about this as my older son was the same - he didn't really start talking until closer to 2 or 2 1/2. (He is 4 now and speaks well with full vocabulary). I would try not to worry! It's normal!!
oh I cross posted with you, if he does have receptive language like you describe then I really wouldn't worry at all, he is well on track.
Plenty of kids have no words or very few words by 12 months so there is actually no need to worry, my toddler never babbled much but was quite an early talker however even now most of his friends (over 18 months) still say very little. If he has no words (with meaning) by 18 months then they will do a hearing test just to rule out any hearing issues. In the meantime you can do a basic test yourself by standing behind him where he can not see you and snapping your fingers to either side of his head, he should turn the shortest way towards the sound. You can also see if he has receptive language (can he point to or get pictures or objects if you name them?). If you are worried about his hearing you can get it tested earlier than 18 months but really at this stage he is not "abnormal" at all.
My one year old also says dada. And that's the only real word he says. He calls everyone dada right now. And with experience I can say it is absolutely normal! DS1 started saying proper words only when he was 2. He started calling me mama at 1.5 yrs. When he did start to speak, he started singing entire nursery rhymes!It is normal to get worried sick looking at other children or reading on the Internet. I have posted a thread or two on the same earlier! But with my second I know it is normal and he would pick up words in no time. Relax and enjoy the days while they can't speak. Honest to G*d you will miss these days when they would call you 'mama' a thousand times a day!
If you child is meeting all the other mile stones, my advice from experience is do not concern yourself.One of my children only had very few words by age 3.5 years and when he started school in Sept by half term he was chatting more . All the Mom's noticed the difference at school as they knew him since birth. He had all the vocab in his head but just didn't need/want to use it. we had speech therapy for him from aged 3 as advised by the doctor, now , many years later and more experience of life and family II realise he may never have needed it but difficult to ascertain at 3 years old.He now has a fantastic vocab and speaks very well and he is 19.Try not to worry or to listen to other mothers who can sometimes put the fear in one. Do ask advise from professionals and at this stage i think they may say similar, if he is saying DAaaa and responding to sounds that is positive.edited by McB on 06/02/2012
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