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at what age do babies say their first words not the babble stuff?
and at what age will a dr get worried if a child isnt talking at all?
sorry but can't answer your question really. I have heard that if they aren't starting to talk by two years old then it might be a problem but some kids take a little longer then that and have no problems.
My DS is 17 months and is saying very little. What he does say is not clear but understandable. He says:
What's that? and points
mum mum mum mum
no/yes - he gets confused and will use no for yes
tickle - we think
and LOTS of babble. He is quite expressive with his babble - and sometimes will laugh after he says something like it was funny.
He understands pretty much everything we say to him though and responds to simple requests etc. like "Where is your phone?". Stuff like that and he will go look for it.
I am hoping that this is pretty normal for his age but I see that a lot of other toddlers his age are doing a lot more then this. It's hard not to worry about it but I am not going to get overly concerned until he is at least 2 years old.
thanks :) yeah i think 2 yrs is the age they worry. i know ds is only 15 months and i have to take into account his hearing problems etc, but he doesnt even say dad anymore or mum he used to say them all the time and now he doesnt say anything he babbles and if he wants something he points.its liek he has forgotten how to say dad or mum.
if he is just learning to walk then his talking might have taken a backseat for awhile (babbling is so much easier :D ). My DS also does the pointing thing rather then attempting to ask for something. If it is something he is really interested in (like the whisk :rolleyes: ) then he points and goes "oooooooooohhhh".
He doesn't say dada much and I only get mum mum mum when he is whingy.
I think that as long as he is babbling and happy then he is doing alright. There seems to be a big difference across the board with the whole talking thing (regardless of the guidelines). :yes: Having said that, I don't really know about his hearing problems but depending on what it is it might slow him down a little but the fact that he has said mum and dad in the past is a good sign I suppose. :)
nope he isnt learning to walk he has ben walking since 10 months. he can almost run now.he had a hearing test (he has had heaps since he was born) and they think he has fluid in his left ear and wax blockage in his right and they said it was affecting his development and he has been reffered to a specialist. i think its only really dawned on me the decline in his speech developing its almost going backwards :( the only way he mostly communicates is through smiles and gestures and pointing.
honestly if your child isnt saying more than 3 words buy 2 1/2 then go get assesment done. just from experance with one of my kids he had speach therapy for 2yrs before school but he was also adhd and that is part of it but your son sounds still young so id keep an eye on it but dont worry to much kids develope at differant rates
thanks for that info :)
:Dthat means i have about another yr to go before i worry :thumbsup: coz ds isnt 2 and half till october next yr.
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My lil man is 12mnths and can say only a few words his cousin the same age doesn't say any that I have heard..
My son says
THERE and points
Peekaboo - all one word
the above are clear words he also sounds a lot of words.... I wouldn't worry as your lil one has probably got fluid and that can hold them back... My nephew is 4 and a half and he still babbles where it is difficult for you to understand..
My dd started talking at 9 months and was using clear 4-5 word sentences by a year old.
My ds didn't even say mum or dad until he was 2 years 2 months old!
OK, so I worried about my ds, but by the time he went to his first speech appointment at 3 years, he was speaking as well as any other child his age and when we went back last month they told us we didn't need to keep going as he was actually speaking better than he should for his age!
I had two vastly different kids and each was viewed as a freak of nature by health professionals for vastly different reasons!
I wouldn't be worried until after 2 and only then if there are no words at all.
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