Brittany - posted on 07/12/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
My only child will be 16 months old on Tuesday (July 14th) and he barely says ten words, if that. He says Dada, Mum (only if he wants me, and I'm always around), doggie (which he shouts with joy because he loves dogs), utto (like whoops!)....he has said others words in the past but he only used them for one or two weeks. Words like car, truck, all done, thank you (which was said really clearly and he used for months but within the last month stopped), "its" (which was his way of saying our dog's name-Fritz). I repeat words, point to what I'm talking about, hand the objects to him and such. Is it normal to just have a toddler that doesn't talk much (his dad isn't a big talker)? Will the light bulb come on when he's closer to 2 or 3? Or is there more I should be doing? (I don't read to him every day but at least twice a week or so.) Could he have a speech problem or am I just expecting too much from him at his age?