Should I be concerned that our 14 month old does not have any words yet? Not "mama", "daddy", "cat", "baby", nothing. He babbles and has said things that sound like 'dada', but he doesn't look at us and say "mama" or "daddy". We do have an almost 3.5 year old who doesn't talk yet and who is in speech therapy. It was at our older child's 15 month appt that the dr expressed a bit of concern, but said to wait until 18 months and see what's going on. Well, nothing had changed at 18 with the older boy. Our older child would babble and make sounds, but had not really progressed past that until after age three. It was only after he started the public preschool and private speech therapy that he began to make some progress, but the older boy is still way behind his age group. I don't want to wait that long again if there might be a problem. Am I being paranoid b/c of the older child's speech delay or should I have the younger child checked out?
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