This is probably a popular topic and I know there was a thread a while ago about the same issue, didnt think too much of it back then. But another thread today got me thinking.....actually worried...
DS is 18 months old and I have never worried much about his development. He reached all the milestones within the textbook time range and I understand every child is different so havent put much thoughts into his speech development until now.
I googled last night apparently from 18~20 months toddlers are suppose to learn 10 words a day?? and able to use simple 2~3 word sentences before 2 years old.
DS seems to understand quite a bit of what we say, although he wont always react to what we say. He can say dog, ball, bird, more, go, no, truck, car and thats it! Theres no way he can talk 2 word sentences or learn 10 new words everyday! He usually just whinges when he wants/doesnt want something. Hes not able to tell me when hes hurt, uncomfortable, pee or poo.
We went to see a pediatrician a month ago for UTI and he asked if DS says mummy or daddy, and we told him he doesnt and he looked at us wierd. DS only calls for me 'mama' when he wants me otherwise he doesnt say it. He has never called out for DH even when he wants him.
Is this normal for his age? What was your toddlers speech development like?