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    This is why I probably won't take this baby to be to the MCHN at all. I never found them that useful. I'll weigh at home and go to my GP if I have any concerns.

    I took my last child twice, and I only did that so that I could tick that she had been for her kinder application. The milestones are listed in their books, if they are meeting them, I don't see the need to put myself through the stress some of those women can induce.

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    Oh god the know-it-all child health nurses. Don't listen to them.
    You, as a mother, would know if something is wrong. If you feel something is wrong or want to ask questions, just see your GP.
    Don't feel bad.


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    Thank you for all the replies. I felt so
    much better reading them and I don't feel like there is anything at all wrong with my beautiful girl so I'm not going to take any notice of the silly woman!

    I told hubby all about it when he got home from work, he was so angry at the nurse but he assured me that I'm a good mum and then made me relax while he cooked dinner.

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    My DD is 18 months... Has only maybe 5 words? And most of those only started being said in the last month.

    I do have the TV on all day, but she never pays any attention to it.

    I have never taken her to a chn, only to GP's... All the CHN's I've seen have been b!tches (incl the one that was supposed to visit me because I registered high on the antenatal depression scale!)

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    6 - 12 words at 18 months is the norm, no idea why she said 50 words was normal??!! Surely she got her ages mixed up, which is a concern!

    And, even if your child isn't speaking much it's not your fault! All children are different. 20 - 30 minutes of TV a day is not going to stop your child from talking. Heck my dd watches HEAPS of TV and yet she's a chatterbox (ok, so she's 5 months old and has no words as such, but 'talks' constantly).

    I hope you can get some real help with your anxiety (have you spoken to your GP?) and get that sorted out so you can relax a bit more in general. But please ignore the advice from the child health nurse.

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    I just wanted to come back in to add DD actually watches a bit too much tv and is the most fantastic speaker!

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    DS is a fantastic speaker too and was starting sentences at 18 months, but we were told that he was advanced.

    All kids are different and learn in their own time, I actually thought the tv helped them learn talking skills too because they can see people converse - isn't it a good tool for people who have English as their second language?

    Some MCHN just seem to have no clue about the effect their words have on us mums!

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    I just wanted to add that I didn't mean for that to come off as bragging, I was just trying to demonstrate that all kids do things at different rates

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    Definately not a bad mum! Seriously, one day their talking just explodes overnight. At 18 months my daughter was lucky to say 8-10 words, and now at 22 months she has over 70 (lol just made a list of what I could think of). Literally within the last two weeks she has had a verbal explosion and says everything....

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    I can tell you right now none of my children could say close to 50 words by that age.


 

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