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So my little one is about 12.5 months. She goes to see her Pedi for her 1 year this coming friday. I'm not sure if I should be concerned about her development or not. In terms of her speech- she babbles tons, including really complex things (like deedle deedle dee) but I think the only real words she might have are yah, and KK (for kitty). She says mama and dadda but not specifically to use. She isn't even close to walking yet (which I know is normal). She pulls up to her knees, standing with help, cruises a little bit, lets go of the table for brief seconds but no steps yet. I think her fine motor is ok, and she also doesn't point to indicate any wants. If she sees her bottle (we are trying to get her onto sippy cup but no look so far) she reaches her arms out for it, and reaches her arms out to be picked up. She loves to play and is very interactive. Should I be concerned about her speech?
Speaking from experience, no. Try not to worry too much about it, every child develops at their own rate and some are just late speakers. Liz isn't saying hardly anything yet and she's 12.5 months too. I know it's hard though, I try not to compare when I hear the other moms talk about all the words theirs are saying at this age.
My first was a late speaker too. She was almost 2 before she really started talking. Now, we did end up having to do some speech therapy with her, but it was mostly because of the bad habits she had formed with words and not saying them properly. She was going to be starting junior kindergarten and we wanted her to be able to be understood by her peers.
Steph mom to Ayla and Elizabeth
I wouldnt stress. I think that in milestones they say that at 18 months that they should be able to say 50 words. Well by 18 months my older girl could say like 5, maybe few more if you discounted the fact that she meant several things with the same garbled word. She didnt start speaking until after 2 yrs and then her speech came really fast. We never sought and no one ever mentioned speech therapy.
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i just took my son for his 1 year yesterday. he only says about 4-5 words. she told me he knows a lot more words than he's saying and that by around 15 months he'll be talking a lot more. i wouldn't worry at all. carlos isn't walking yet either. he'll walk if he holds our hands and cruises around like a champ, but 15 months seems to be more of a milestone for these things than 12 months.
Emerson is 14 months and doesn't really have any real words. He repeats things, but nothing he says is really a word. He's fine. I know he understands us and he babbles, so he'll probably just be a late talked like his brother.
Liam only had a couple of words at 18 months. The pedi suggested an autism eval, but we declined. We knew he was fine. Within 6 months he was talking up a storm and reading all of his capital letters.
Sounds normal to me and a lot like my LO. Reagan will be 13 months on Saturday and is steadily progressing just slowly. She's started standing on her own for a few seconds to a minute and pretty much just says mama and dada (not specific to parent)....She babbles a ton and is super social...always smiling. She engages with everyone. You LO sounds very social too. Reagan doesn't point either and hates sippy cups. This Easter my mom gave her one of the old school tupperware ones she used for us...flow is a lot more like a bottle, but the cup is smaller. She seemed to like it. Reagan's in daycare, and the director there is impressed by how social and interactive she is. I'm not quite sure where she gets that from as DH and I were both super shy as kids. Every kid's different.
So my little one had her 1 year appointment and it went well. She was at the 74% for everything. (Height 30 inches, Weight 21.6 lbs, Head circumference 46 inches). He could tell she was very verbal (chatting up a storm in the office) and was too concerned with her development. He said he has a low threshold to refer kids to early intervention and that we could watch her for now. She almost stood up today on her own from sitting a few times today (with just barely holding on to my leg). Her blood count was good (13.5) and I was happy her lead was only 3. They do a fingerstick. Our apartment is very old (as are all the homes in our area) and has lead paint outside. But not inside. So I was happy about that. Overall, very happy with how the appointment went.