My Son is about 20 months old and he really isn't talking. He says Mama and Dada hi and maybe two or three other words but that's it. Should he be talking more by now or not? My mother is always telling me that she is concerned my son isn't talking that much. I read to him everyday and I talk to him I tell him what he is pointing at. So if it's not normal for him to not be talking what should do?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 2:14 PM on Jan. 6, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by robyann at 2:19 PM on Jan. 6, 2010
Answer by momofryan07 at 2:34 PM on Jan. 6, 2010
If he's your first child then it's not that odd. First children, particularly boys tend to be later talkers. Keep encouraging him to talk & reading to him lots. If in about 4 months you haven't noticed an increase in his vocabulary then you should check in with his pedi. They may suggest a speech therapist. Don't worry too much about it yet. Kids develop at their own speed, the numbers the lady above gave you are right, but they are generalizations to give a rough idea. They are not hard lines that your child must fall within to be "normal".
Answer by curlycupcake at 2:48 PM on Jan. 6, 2010