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    My son is just a week shy of 18mths and doesn't talk. He can say mumma and dada when he's agitated and wants us but doesn't talk or anything. Lots of squeals at us and snorts. I wasn't concerned at all. I'm still not. I do believe he will start on his own terms.
    So I suggest you follow the advice from the previous posters but also try not to worry too much. Because sometimes you wonder if they are behind and then they wake up one day and never shut up again.

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    OP, my 17 month old is exactly the same. He followed instructions fine, could hear me taking and didn't have any issues with comprehension but just didn't speak. I took him to the GP and it turns out he had a double ear infection and had done probably for quite some time. He had no symptoms, no temps, no crying at night, no issues sleeping etc so I was very surprised. My eldest child was very prone to ear infections so I was pretty well versed in what to look for. Anyway, a course of antibiotics and 3 weeks after that he has started saying a whole bunch of words (well, trying to say them). Ended up being something very simple in the end. The CHN has said that while he is technically "behind" all they look for now is progress which we're seeing.

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    Another one here with an 18 month old who doesn't talk. I'm not concerned at all as he understands perfectly instructions etc and had an ear test for other reasons which was fine too.

    I don't go to the MCHN anymore either - useless!

    My son has always done things in his own time, which is usually later than the textbooks says. If he gets to 2 and still not talking then we will look into it.

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    Thanks everyone

    Ill take him to the GP next week for a general check up, and see what she has to say. In the meantime we will keep working at trying to get him to say something - if I could just get him to say one word I would be happy, as at least I know there is progress being made.


 

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