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Posted by on Jan. 8, 2008 at 10:02 AM
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Okay, I need advice from moms who have more than one child. My 16 month old is only saying like 2-3 words. Is this normal, should I be concerned. My friend told me it is common for the second child not to be speaking as much as the first child by this age. Her daugher is almost 2 and only says 3 words. My hubby thinks it is the passy, my ped told me she thinks we need to see an ear, nose and throat doctor. I just want to know is it normal for my 16 month not to be saying more words at this age? I know you are not supposed to compare your kids, but my 3 yr old at 16 months was making sentences. Am I just being a silly mom or should I be concerned? Could it be the passy(that is his comfy)? Any advice is really appreciated. I did take him to the doctor.

 

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by on Jan. 8, 2008 at 10:02 AM
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jomi
by on Jan. 8, 2008 at 10:12 AM
My first child was speaking a lot more than my second. Also at an earlier age. Not sure if it made a difference that my second was a boy, and I firmly believe boys are not going to do anything before they are ready. lol. He is 5 now and all is well with his speech. I would say just to relax, and give it time. 
Sadie85
by on Jan. 8, 2008 at 10:57 AM
Well I personally would try taking the pacifier away if you think it might be hindering your baby's speech. My daughter is 16 months old as well and says quite a few words, but not big sentences yet. If your ped says to take your child to a specialist though, I would. I mean they know more than we do (sometimes) lol.

Also try working with him (her? I didn't notice) on words on a daily basis. I know it took a little while for my youngest to say words but we just kept talking and talking to her and it all came together. Kids develop at their own pace, especially boys... so I don't think it's too much to be concerned about but I would definitely make an effort to work on it and chart your progress. :) Good luck!
squidsmommy
by on Feb. 9, 2008 at 10:39 AM
My doc at my daughter's 18 mo. check asked if she could say at least 8 words. I guess this is "normal". When my cousin (boy) turned 2, he just blabbered, nothing coherent. Within 2 months after that, he was full of words. I have also heard that boys speak later than girls
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