My son is 20 months, and doesn't talk. He says Mumma, and Dad-da when he wants to. He has other words we think he's saying but we can't tell. We've been teaching him sign and he's been learning that very well. He doesn't have any hearing problems. (he responds to sound several rooms away) He's recently started saying "huzzat" which I think is "What's that" because he's always pointing at something or someone when he says it.
Our doctor says if he's not saying 15 words by the time he's 2 he'll need speech therapy. My husband didn't start talking until he was 3.
I was wondering where he should be, how many words he should be saying, and if anyone knows of any good ways to get him to talk more.
Please help, ladies. I greatly appreciate any advice, or information you can give me.
Every child is different, so don't let it worry you. To me the best way to help him is talk to him, not baby talk. Ask questions about every thing through out the day. Read books even if they are the one word a page book. Let him hear what talking sounds like. I read to my first and talked to him like I was talking to myself half the time, but now he is 4 and will not let his younger sister talk for anything. Just remember, we spend the first 2-3 years trying to teach them to walk and talk, and the next 16 to sit down and be quiet. If he has good motor skills and seems to be developing in all other areas don't let it stress you. Good Luck
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