Renee - posted on 09/07/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )
My 17 m old Son is speaking around 30 words, he is my first & I havent been around babies so I really have no idea what to expect.... He can say usual nouns, but I am curious of what is classed as a word & does it have to be clear to be counted?
For example, he cant say the K sound. He can say bike but it sounds like bite, car is dar, cat bat, book is bot! and also S sounds. He can say Bus driver, his favourite at the moment but its buh driver..... brother is bro(d)er. Small mistakes like this, Tah is Dah!!! I read to him often & talk him through everything, he has 3 older half brothers who are teens but he does see 3 kids his age weekly but doesnt attend preschool or daycare yet.
If you have any advice or experience or even better, expertise I would love your opinion on where he is developmentally!
Regarding everything else he is advanced. He walked, teethed, laughed and so forth early. He can understand everything I ask of him and is very smart at pointing to objects or following instructions so he can obviously hear me correctly. He can scribble well, and is showing toilet training readiness so everything else at the stage is on track but I am a little concerned about his speech, just really how clear he speaks and certain sounds....
Thanks in advance.