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Not sure if i am being paranoid

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
My son is almost 16 months old

And has almost just mastered walking bless him but very wobbly, but so happy he is now starting from one side of room to other, but often crawls as he gets there alot quicker

But only says dadda and mumma sometimes. Should he be saying alot more?It is his speech i am more concerned with as his walking is def coming on well. I am doing everything i can to bring his speech on. He has started pointing at objects in the last 2 weeks alot which is great. And def understands no etc.

Anyone else had these problems?. I have spoke to doctor and health visitor and said its too early to worry

Any help appreciated. I am expecting and due in 7.5 weeks so really want to make sure i give my son as much help as possible still

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
Each child varies you'll probably find he can do things that children who have mastered their talking havent mastered things your son has. I have the same problem with my daughter she's 3 in august and is still mastering her speech but can do things other children cant do.

my niece is 3 months younger than my daughter and her talking is almost perfect and has been for a while but she cant do things my daughter can.

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
Little ones are so different. Our daughter went from saying Dada and baba and no to all of a sudden one day blossuming into 2 word phrases! She is 16 1/2mos old. And the walking, again, very different hun. Kel was a preemie at 32wks, yet she skipped crawling and took off walking at 9 1/2mos but her cousin just turned a year and is not interested in walking... only crawling. Your darlin boy will get up and go and surprise the heck out of you and start talking in his own time... Smile Enjoy him! Love Very happy

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
my lil boy is about same age as ur lil one, and he doesnt say a thing. well he says something that could be 'grandad'. but he walks really well, he started at beginin of december.
when i took him for his mmr injections my health visitors asked if he was speaking when i said no they said to bring him in in a few months if he still wasnt. i got really worried and asked the nursery nurses who run his playgroup (they actually work with the health visitors) they said hes far too young to worry.

however hes also second child and they often do take longer to talk as first child talks for them.

i wouldnt worry all kids do things at their own pace, my oldest walked talked and cut first tooth all at 11months.

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
My daughter was a good speaker, whereas we have only just started to have little conversations with our son. Boys, I've heard are generally a little slower than girls in the speaking department so i wouldn't worry. All children do things at their own pace.

My daughter could sit up from 3 1/2 months, yet my son was about 6 1/2 months, but he began to crawl pretty much as soon as he sat up, whereas my daughter was 9 months before she got it.

Don't worry too much, he'll be fine Smile Kiss x

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
Each child has his/her own pace. My DD started walking when she was 13 months and talking when 17 months. But she couldn't have a real conversation. She pronounced some words and slowly improved and were able to say what she wanted. Small sentences to big ones. You need to be a little patient that he'll do good.

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
Two words so far from Pippy, baa for sheep and dada

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
thank you so much for all of your kind words and help to be honest i have been really worried


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