My daughter, at 21 months, still can't walk or talk- she was premature, which has delayed her developmentally. We've had a therapist come around 3-4x a month to help her since she was around 9 months old.
It's so hard not to compare, and sometimes I feel like a failure as a mother because of it. I read to her constantly, we talk with her like she's an adult, and I am always showing her what things are and asking her questions. She is very good at receptive communication and I believe she is quite smart, but she can't really say any words yet- mama, ball, bath, oh boy, no... she does sign language and points and nods her head yes/no, but... still, it's not enough, she is behind her peers by a lot. The therapist said she should be saying upwards of 50 words by now. She doesn't even say 10.
She still can't walk, either, but she is getting VERY close. She finally started crawling at around 18 months.
Answer by connorsmom22607 at 3:25 PM on Feb. 24, 2009
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