She - posted on 07/29/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )
My son's pediatrician didn't seem satisfied w/my son's speech development. Last week he had his 15 mos well-baby appointment and the pediatrician said, by his age he should be able to say at least 3 words, including "mama" and "dada". My little monster doesn't speak a single word yet but he knows how to communicate w/us. He points at what ever he wants to have or if he sees something interesting, when we tell him "diaper change" he immadiately runs to his room or when we say "bath time", he'll run to the bath room. If we ask him whether he likes to drink or eat something specific, he either shakes his head for "no" or gives us a big bright smile for "yes". All that didn't seem to interest the doctor and she told us to observe our son for 2 more mos. If he still doesn't say "Mama" or "Dada", we'd have to consider some proper measures. This morning I then got a phone call from a speech pathalogist telling me, at his age he SHOULD be able to speak 3 words incl. Mama and Dada. They'd like to come over at my house and evaluate whether or not his speech development is alright or not. My hubby and I, even our relatives, are kind of shocked because we don't have any worries and we want our son to develop in his own speed. Plus, we speak 3 languages around our son. Sure, primarily we speak English w/him but when the family comes over (and via Skype), it's a mix of English, German and Filipino.
Do your pre-toddlers speak 3 words already and even say "Mama" and "Dada"? Would you worry if you were in my situation? I have to confess this morning call made me kind of upset...