My daughter is 2 1/2 yrs old and still not talking.
Hello, just wanted to see if can get some advice or just well answers. I am trying to work on this but anyways. My daughter is 2 1/2 years old. She isnt talking yet. Back when she was 18 months, we had took her to to get speech evaulation and the evaulator said that she needs speech therapy but she understands things like the average kid. She told me that kids at around 18 months should be knowing about 50 words or more. and it goes up when they turn 2 to lke 100-300 words? I am not sure just remember reading the speech development online and been trying to get some answers. I have got her hearing checked, she hears fine. She babbles a lot sometimes she says words that I can understand. she says mom, dad, daddy, gross, bye, juice, but most of the time when she wants something from the kitchen she points and grunts and gets frustrated cause i dont know what she wants. and I don't know if she has any expanded words or not..but we do let her watch sesame street, blues clues, etc. She has said some new words, but cant remember all those new words. I know a few poeple have told me that their kid or someone else's kid didn't starting talk til age 3.
My daughter is very smart so she understand more than what i think she understands. It's just that her speech hasn't really changed much. It might run in families not sure, but me and my twin sister didn't talk around her age, we had our own language and would just point at things and grunt, etc. I remember being in a speech class in elementary school. So I am wondering if it has anything to do with her speech delay. I do sit with her and ask her what something is in book, she does say fish, yellow, blue, sometimes other colors and numbers and abc's..She does sing along to alot of songs she hears and sometimes those are very clear to what she is saying...so I just don't understand why she isn't talking yet. She sometimes says look at this, or whats this? eww gross when she poos here smells something stinky. lol it frustrates me too with things she wants and I dont know what she wants...and she does her tantrums and whines cause I dont get her what she wants cause most of the time I have to ask her what she wants and point at things myself, but she does understand to grab something off the table or clean up her toys and put them away. She has brought me my phone or kindle when I asked for them, and i tell her to grab her buddy which is a red panda stuffed animal i got her from the zoo. she loves it, its what she has to have when she goes to sleep. but she also co-sleeps with me...been co-sleeping with her since she was 3-4 months old. I am a new mom, so everything is still new to me and I have asked several questions to my mom and others who have had kids. just wanted to see what everyone will say on here. maybe the same thing. reason why co-slept cause it was the only way would get some sleep when I worked and her father worked....just wanted sleep. We rarely even used her crib...we did for the 1st two months but most of the time after that she would not sleep through the night at all in her crib...and since co-sleeping she will not sleep in her own bed in her own room...so been trying to work on that.....sometimes I talk to her and i dont know if she understands, but she might..I dont know...I just wish she was talking so I know what she wanted....I hate feeling like a bad mom or that I am not doing something right like other mothers are doing. and I hate to think there is something wrong with my child......I know most her behavior is probably normal for her age...but I always question on some of her behavior like its not normal.....but then again I have never been around kids while growing up.....I was 24 when I had my daughter, am now 27. Im still learning and Im just hoping that she will be in the same stage as other kids once she ever starts pre-school or elementary.