I know I shouldn't compare, but we recently had my 15 m/ old nephew down and DH and I were just talking about how different he was from our DD.
I do know all children develop differently but in even in comparison to all of my friends children he just seemed very much a baby.
He barely talks, in the 5 days sis and nephew were down he picked up lah-lah (which is short for my name) and my sister was really surprised that he'd even managed that. She said he said 'Dadda' and "Mumma' but he didn't say it whilst here (I know they go through stages of not saying them and then over-using them though).
He started walking two months ago and was still very wobbly- that seemed fairly normal?
He spent most of his time playing with our doors (swinging them shut and opening them) and looking at the 'baby' in the mirror (this was pretty cute as he seemed entranced by himself).
She seemed to only feed him bottles of milk. He did eat more at our house though as he liked stealing food off our DD, but sis doesn't ever give him proper meals or snacks. Even before that age we were giving DD different food options- she didn't eat much but she had more than just milk. (nephew is gaining weight healthily though)
And then there was just little things which after I researched that age range development I twigged about; chewing on everything; spoons, hair brushes etc, picking up every little speck off the ground and shoving it into his mouth (DD stopped this well before she hit a year old so it was a real task having to remain ever vigilant of what nephew might pop into his mouth- he ALWAYS managed to find something too!).
That's all I can think of for now. But am I the only one in thinking he might be a little under developed? I didn't want to say anything to sis as, once again, I know all babies develop very differently.
Is there a certain age where one should start being concerned at their lack of developmental growth? (I know it possibly sounds like I'm taking this too far but I'm honestly curious. With my own DD a few months older than nephew and another baby on the way I'm really interested in peoples answers (and just maybe if new baby doesn't match DD or even nephews' growth then I won't freak out! lol)).
TIA for any and all answers or tidbits of knowledge/ experience etc. that anyone might have to share.