I have just left our appointment at the local child health nurse for my DD's 18 month check up.
I feel like I'm a useless mother, the nurse Said that my daughter should at least be saying 50 words by now, 50!! Seriously is this normal? Is there really 18 month olds out there saying 50 words??
My DD says maybe 8 words over and over and over....
The nurse then went on to say it must be because of too much tv. She doesn't watch that much tv a little bit in the mornings like maybe 20-30mins while I'm cleaning the breakfast dishes and getting dressed.
I also mentioned to her about how I don't leave my dd with anyone apart from my husband and sometimes my mum but not often I explained that I had been having some issues with my anxiety, all she said was "well how are you going to fix that?" I said I was working on it but she offered no advice what so ever just made me feel completely stupid for feeling anxious at all.
I don't even know why I bothered to go she hardly talked about anything listed in the book you get (the one were it has all your child's health records and such it's a purple folder here in wa you get in hospital) and she offered me no advice about any questions I asked her.