Wondering if what I'm seeing with my 14 mo old DS is normal for age and/or if someone could suggest what I can do to encourage more language. He doesn't seem to have a lot of complex babbling like switching syllables too often i.e. jargon, but he does say Mommy, Daddy on a regular basis. I don't know if he means it as he does not call for me by saying "Mommy". If my DH asks him, "where's mommy" he will point to me, and if I do the same for daddy he will also point to my DH. He also knows where a lot of things are and will point to them when asked. He can turn on the stereo when asked, and follows some simple directions, comb hair, etc when he wants to.
Around 13 months old he started saying what we thought were a couple of words, but now I'm realizing he is saying "Baa" for a lot of stuff that start with the letter "B" like "bath", "bread", "bye", and nothing more than just "ba" for those - he just doesn't vary his sounds with them. I say "Brrrrread" and he will just say "Ba". I say "Byee" and he will say "Ba". Is this normal or do these simply not count as words? He does say "Deedee" for TV when I ask "what's that" but then he will say "deedee" for other things too that don't sound like "tv"...
He started crawling around 9 months, he is not walking yet, though cruising a lot. Started standing about a month ago on his own for about 30 seconds, now he does it for longer, but still seems a bit unsure about doing it, and/or just doesn't want to.