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18 month old NOT walking OR talking?!!

My 18 month old son is not walking or talking. Doesn't take ONE step, (barely standing unassisted) and doesn't even say "mama" or "dada".

What would you do? Anyone else with this experience? Any professional therapies I should try?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:42 PM on Jul. 2, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • What has your doctor said

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:45 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • I go to 18 month check-up Monday.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:47 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • I would call early intervention and have him evaluated its free and you dont need a refferal from your doc. He could just be delayed and the therapists can help him catch up. Most children catch up by the time they are 3.

    Answer by Scoobersmom at 10:26 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • My Doc told me that if a baby doesn't know and can say at least 6 words by 18months then the start to be concerned. However, every baby is different. I would just talk to the doc about it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:42 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • I'd talk to the dr on Monday, then call Early Intervention. Best of luck!

    Answer by zorrokat at 11:42 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • my son didnt walk tell he was 25 months and i got early intervention at 10 months and he says some words but not many. go get his eyes and ears checked

    Answer by Lacrisha at 12:32 AM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • my daught just strting saying ne words at 2 and 3 moths or 27 months she now say anout 15 she did have terrible ear infection for along time so we think she just could not hear as far as walking stood up at a year cruised along time slowly started letting go at 24 moths she will take as many as 12 steps unassisted, she grows stronger daily in all her three therapies speech has doubled in one year pt she almost there 100 % and OT she can build blocks work on easy 4 piece puzzles feed herself finger food and bananas no great with utensil yet i See a great progress but its going to take till 3 at least to \see it all come together, lots of patience and repetition at home Will work wonders. keep up the therapy.

    Answer by youmakemydreams at 7:54 AM on Jul. 3, 2009

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