My son is 12 months old and still not talking. He doesn't say mama, dada or any other words. He knows his name and I don't think that hearing is the issue because he hears quiet noises (like a fly buzzing on the window) and he responds to his name, he know the word "no" and certain toys he knows and recognizes phrases such as "lets go eat" or "it's tub time" but he shows no interest in talking. He does lots of babbling and yelling. I am a SAHM and he is our only child. He is only around other children about once a month and they aren't usually his age. During the day I keep the TV off (except when he is napping) and I do lots of reading books to him and sing songs, patty cake-he does the motions, and likes to clap when you say "yay". He knows how to wave and all of the other milestones he has already reached, but I am starting to get really concerned about the talking. His doctor expressed concern and lectured me on reading to him and singing-I told him that I do all of that but he acted like he didn't believe me. Should I be taking him in to be seen by another dr. for possible disorders or do I just need to chill out?
Asked by Anonymous at 12:20 AM on Dec. 10, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)
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LOL! No. It's totally OK. Granddaughter #2 didn't even attempt to start talking until she was 2. Honestly. We took her to the Dr. at two and she said she was fine. When she turned two she started saying words. She started forming sentences just recently and she will be 3 in January. We also had her tonsils and adenoids out this month... so hopefully that will help her as well. She can go to speech starting in January when she turns 3, but she's made a 75% improvement. They are all different.
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