Just wondering if anyone can give any experiences or insight with regard to my little boy who is 19 months and still not really saying any words. We saw a ped at 13 months who wants to see him again when he is 2 and didn't seem to concerned. I am worried as he just doesn't seem to have made any progress with his speech in the past few months as I had hoped he would.
He chats a lot to himself and burbles while he plays - but doesnt really say any words apart from what I think is 'yes' when he wants something - but he doesnt say this consistently. Developmentally he is pretty similar to the rest of his age group and is very friendly and social smiley happy child - but he just wont or cant speak any actual words. We read and speak to him lots (no baby talk) - he dad works shift work so he often has both of us home with him during the day. He understands instructions that we give him but makes no effort to respond verbally.
Some people tell me I'm stressing far too early. He's my first so i have nothing to compare him to.
Thanks in advance xxxx