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#1 of 10 Old 12-13-2002, 01:38 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My 13 mo old ds is not talking yet, should I be concerned? He will walk around saying da da da but doesn't say it directly to dh. I am just being paranoid?:
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No you shouldn't be concerned.

MY dd is 21 months old and only started saying words repeatedly at 18 months.

Some children don't utter a word until 24 months.

If your child isn't speaking(which in my opinion, yours is) then he is most likely working on another skill.
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I wouldn't worry. My 15 month old had just started talking on a regular basis saying mom, kitty, hi, bye ect.
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If you should be, I should be too.

My son turned 1 a little over a week ago, and is saying da da da da and other babbling kinds of things, but hasn't attached meaning to anything yet. Although judging by how he gestures, da da da da might mean "that thing's cool." ;-)

My daughter didn't say her first word until she was 18 months, and then picked up a 20 word vocabulary in a week and her verbal skills have skyrocketed since then, so we know from experience not to worry just yet.

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THANK YOU everyone, you have all eased my mind. I didn't think I should be worrying...but this is the 1st little munchkin so of course I am a little bit of a worry-wort I appreciate the info!
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Ds is 19 months, and is just starting to say Mama in direct reference to me. He 'talks' all the time, but we have no idea what he is saying! I just noticed though that he makes sounds for certain objects - like he was trying to climb on his highchair the other day, and I realized he was making a "hych" sound. Sometimes when I hand him something he makes a "tnk" sound for thank you. He's been doing this for a little while, but it was just so subtle that I never made the connection before.

But in general, he is not talking. I'm not worried, as he understands really complex sentences and directions.
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WHEW! Oceanbaby! Now you have eased MY mind. Kailey does what your DS does, ,and she has started saying more words more clearly over the past few months, but has always understood some pretty complex directions and seems to grasp what we say to her.
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This thread certainly makes me feel better. Although I try not to care about this stuff, Dr. Sears says the average toddler is saying ten words by 15 months; mine is 16 months and says only 4-6 words, and just started half of those this week. I think I'm just dying to hear her speak, to hear what she'll have to say to me. I don't objectively think any of us should worry; I have heard that if they aren't saying two words by two years, then possible problems should be explored.
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I'm glad someone started this thread! My 15.5 month old has only a handful of words, and I'm fine with that, but I am a little surprised . . . DH and I are both very verbal people so I'd have thought we'd have a verbal little guy . . . not so. I know lots of kids that are lots more verbal than he is. I guess it's another one of those issues where "normal" has a very wide range!
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I my Ds' case he did not talk until he was almost 2! I knew he could hear and understand.....if I asked, for example, for him to put his cup in the sink he would. But I was so freaked out that everyone elses kid were talking up a storm at the same age and younger! I actually had almost made an appointment for him to see a speach specialist. Look out tho....when he started to talk it was like he had all the words and noise stored up! :LOL : Nothing makes you worry more in the world than your first born

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