Jennifer - posted on 04/23/2010 ( 41 moms have responded )
My little guy is a busy bee. He runs, climbs, and plays hard. He's just not talking yet. He does the typical baby babbling - ma ma ma and da da da with lots of guhs, buhs, and ehs. He does make several different consonant sounds and he understands a lot of what we're saying to him - like if we tell him it's time to brush teeth he'll run to the bathroom. He will sign milk, banana, cookie, cracker, and more. We think he may have said 'nana' once when we asked him if he wanted a banana. But other than that, no recognizable words. Is he behind the curve? Is there something I should be doing to encourage him to talk? We don't use baby talk with him. Everyone keeps telling me I don't want him to talk because then he'll talk nonstop but that doesn't make sense to me. He's always making sounds now, I just have no idea what they mean!