Originally Posted by pbjmama
I find the more important question at that age is if she understands some of what you say.
This is what our pedi. said at our 18 month appointment. DS talks very little. He has, however, added a lot of new words and some signs, within the last month alone (he's 19 mos. now). The pedi. didn't seem concerned because although he doesn't talk much, DS does understand everything
. I think he's just not so interested in talking? Every once in a while he'll say something -- and mostly he's just saying the first syllable in words ("coo" for cookie, etc.).
I don't know if it's related, but he's a rather independent child - at day care, he'd rather sit by himself and "read" a book or work on a puzzle, etc. and doesn't seem too interested in playing around the other kids (though he's not anti-social with them either), so communication doesn't seem too high on his list.
It can certainly be frustrating though, and it has caused me much worry.