Its really okay. I've had a hard time with my 18 month old. Both her older brothers were walking and talking LONG before now, and she's just taking her sweet time. Save yourself the money on going to the docs... mine was tested for all kinds of things, and she's normal normal normal. I know a 2 y/o who's speech is so awful I can't hardly understand and need his mom as a translator, but he's normal too!!
As long as your toddler is COMMUNICATING- pointing, showing disinterest, pushing away foods they don't like, clapping or waving when they see things they DO like....they're doing well. Words just might not come.
Our good friends have a son 3 days older than my 3 year old... my son was talking up a storm and theirs just didn't talk at all. One day he opened his mouth and his first "Word" was "Hey mom, can I have some breakfast?" In completely clear, understandable words! They are absorbing info, even if they don't display it!
at 11:00 PM on May. 30, 2011