Development status at 15-months

France - posted on 05/18/2010 ( 75 moms have responded )

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hi there, got back from the dr's and she was surprised my daughter didn't know how to say yes, know the features on her face, and how to say bye-bye. she can only say a few words too. am i the only one? i don't want her to be behind so anyone have tricks out there, suggestions are welcomed!

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Jay - posted on 05/22/2010

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I'm an early childhood teacher with a 15 month old. He says about 10 words (very infrequently) but is amazing with his motor and receptive skills (can follow 1 and 2 step directions). I have to admit that I haven't really worked with him on his facial features :).
Rule of thumb for little kiddos is 1 word sentences right now. By about 18 months 2 word sentences.
I pay attention to how they're forming their words and if they are working on new ones (not just grunting their wants, but trying). Your little one sounds wonderful- if you're still concerned you can talk to another doc. or a E.C specialist. (there are programs that evaluate your child for free like Parents as Teachers).
Hope that helps. :)

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Dorothy - posted on 09/06/2012

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My daughter is 15 months.

She can:

Point out where her belly, nose, ears and feet are (as well as our noses and ears).

She can shake her head no.

She can say mama, working on mommy, daddy, baby, bye, why, hi, puppy and papa.



Other then that...she cannot say yes yet...even though we have been working on her saying it...same with other things like, Nanny (of which she hears almost daily!!) or grandpa or gampa or something! I am worried about her development, because even though she can point out what a puppy is (most times), she still doesn't know the basics like...shoes and stuff...I feel I'm doing something wrong.. :(

But good luck and God bless. Everything will happen in time!

Bree - posted on 06/05/2010

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first of all I can't believe that a ped dr. would react that way or make you feel like that....I would find a different dr. personally. but most doctors say they develop in their own time, because they do. Although they have milestone charts, it doesn't mean that there is something wrong if they can't do those things right at that exact time. My son is 15 months old too and could care less about talking, if he wants a drink he gets his cup and goes to the kitchen...he has his own way of doing things. He pretty much refuses to say anything except for dad hi and sometimes bye. I am not worried about it at all and you shouldn't be either. When my daughter (now three) started talking, it was like day and night, she went from a few words to a full vocab and some sentences in the blink of an eye. You know that your child understands what you are saying, which means they are picking things up left and right and before you know it they will talking too. Don't worry about pushing her development, as long as you interact with her and read to her, you can't go wrong!

Nydia - posted on 06/02/2010

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My 15 month old just started saying NO like last week and still doesn't say YES, but she can say and do other things so I'm not concerned. Don't worry. Just because a 15 month old doesn't say YES, doesn't mean they're behind. Are you kidding me? When I go to the doctor, I listen to what they have to say and keep it moving, especially when I know better,

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So glad you posted this, France! We were very concerned when our son's dr. said she was concerned that our 15 mos. old son was "speech-delayed". She said that, if he didn't show significant improvement at his 18-mos. visit, she would refer him to a specialist! But his sitter, who has over 15 years of childcare experience, thinks he's doing just fine with a couple of words and mostly babble. He can't say "yes" or "no", but he does shake his head and use the baby sign language. We know he understands much more than he communicates. So I guess neither you nor I need to worry and just keep providing our kids with age-appropriate stimulation :)

Traci - posted on 06/01/2010

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Honestly my daughter is also 15 months and doesn't say much, i take her to see the dr tomorrow! Its possible that yourdaughter is too busy doing her thing that she can't be bothered to talk!! I hear the occasional thing from kylie that sounds like certain words (like when she's calling the dog) but she doesn't say anything consistenty, also she knows her nose, belly, head and i think her toes but id say 95% of the time she doesn't want to sit still for two seconds to show me that she knows them!! They're just so busy at this age.

Jessica - posted on 06/01/2010

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No you aren't. My son doesn't say many words. But just like your daughter he understands things. I was told by my dr. that he should be able to say about 5 words now and by 18 months he should be able to she about 15 words. Hope this helps.

Tina - posted on 05/31/2010

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every babie is different just coz ur lil girl cant do something she might be able to do other things better then other 15mth olds, dnt listen to ur dr she is fine, i have a 15 mth old who is very advanced but i also have friends of mine who has 15 mth olds and arent doing everything my son does, but u can help her get along, my son was born on the 6/2 and he says mum dad bub hello dog cat duck nan pa no and many others he understands everything i say and he no where his features are, how marcus learned was i sung to him eyes and ear n mouth and nose and pointed at wat ever i was singing so thats a way of doing it to, babies at this age r like sponges so if u r that worried sit down with ur daughter in a quiet area of ur house and repeat words over and over slowly and then normal and after a while she should get it but if she doesnt do it again the next day til she finally can say that one word and then go onto another word, hope all goes well for u,

Aisha - posted on 05/31/2010

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Ur dr sounds ridiculous! Some kids r just starting to walk. As long as she hears ok, u can understand 3 words from her and she seems to be pleasant, you are FINE!!!!

Sonia - posted on 05/31/2010

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Hi there... your little girl sounds fine! Kids are just different... My son (born 27 Feb 09) has been babbling since 8 mos old and now can say many words (uses 1 word sentences - mostly like "down" when he wants to be off your lap etc.), but he will not walk unassisted!!! Also although he can say bye-bye, he will say (and wave with gusto) AFTER the person is out of sight!!!!!!... says thank-you but while himself giving you something... and NEVER demonstrates any of these skills when asked in front of the doc!!!!!!... so just don't worry about it... each baby is different and has many skills ahead of other babies and some skills not that mastered as the other babies. You are doing a great job!!!

Stephanie - posted on 05/30/2010

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My daughter can't do those things either (she shakes her head NO for YES) but my pediatrician isn't worried. Just keep working with her, she'll get it eventually.

Fiona - posted on 05/30/2010

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my 15 months old daughter doesnt say much either so i wouldnt worry abt it my oldest daughter is 2 yrs and 3 months and thats her just started puttin sentences together all kids are different .

Christine - posted on 05/30/2010

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I am a little worried too, my doctor said he should also be saying more words...he only says mama, and mag for our dog, other than that it's just babbling. He does know his body parts and when we look at books I ask him to point to things and he does so I know he understands, I am going to give it another month and if he does not start to talk more I will be calling early intervention just to make sure he is on track.

Amy - posted on 05/29/2010

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I just had the same experience at the doctor's. He said my 15 month old daughter should say 2 words OTHER than mama and dada and should know parts of her body. Anyway, no tricks for you but hope you feel better that you are not alone! I left the appointment NOT STRESSED at all; my time with my daughter is too precious to waste it worrying about hitting each milestone perfectly. We'll all get there!!

Shannon - posted on 05/29/2010

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I just think it's amazing that our culture makes moms that are able to stay at home think that we can't raise our children as well as other people can! Years ago, if you didn't stay at home with your kids and they had to go to daycare, it was feared that they weren't getting what they needed. I work part-time outside of the home and am blessed to be able to keep my son at home right now but it's what works for us. I do know a couple moms who think their children are getting a better advantage than my son because they have been in daycare since they were 4 months old. They have believed the lie that we need to bombard our babies with constant interaction and activities so they will test 'gifted' by the time they are ready for preschool. The milestones will still come, and our children will still be ready for preschool when they are 4 years old. Your little girl is fine..don't worry!

Charleen - posted on 05/29/2010

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My 15 month old says - "Grandpa, Grandma, Oma, Opa, Papa - and very very occasionally Mama. He likes to summarize almost all things into 'this" or 'that' wiht a gesture. He has a clear 'banana' and 'light'; he used to use more words before he got lazy with this and that: peas, cheese, bath, duck.... He also has a way of saying "there it/he is!" in response to peekaboo games...

He knows his body parts and even his shapes to point to them (when he feels like it)...

He says 'Ho, ho, ho, ha, ha, ha' to get me to laugh...

He doesn't make animal sounds; that's the one that he didn't 'pass' on his most recent developmental screening. My screening said that a 15 month old really only 'needs' to have two consistent words, and show intentionality of speech - like he/she is trying to communicate.

His comprehension is huge and getting bigger every day. He doesn't seem to miss a trick. We can't talk about orange (or the colour orange) without him wanting an orange, and if we make mention of going to the park he's making a beeline to the door for his shoes.

Like so many people have said, try to relax and enjoy your child; talk to her, but don't let yourself be judged by someone who has never really interacted wiht you or your child for long.... trust yourself and your child a little.

Darci - posted on 05/29/2010

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Hi yeah my doctor told me by this age they should know how to say 3-6 words. So if she knows between 3-6 words she is okay. Every child grows at their own pace, and learns to say things at their own pace. My son knows how to say about 15 words and knows features on face and some shapes and animal noises and things like that. What I do with him is everyday I read to him a lot. we read many books a day. I point out animals and tell him what they are and the sound they make. I point out colors and shapes. Through out the day wheather we are home or at the store or where ever I point things out. For example if we are grocery shopping everything i pick up i tell him what it is.. like I say look at these Yellow bananas or here is a green apple. Stuff like that I do that all day with everything. Like look at that blue truck. The truck goes vroom vroom.. so he plays with his trucks at home and says vroom vroom. its cute. We practice things all the time. I ask him to show me where his nose is, or mine I ask him to show me all my face features. We have a shape book he loves, he pulls it off the shelf and brings it to me, its like a puzzle book so we take the shapes out and I ask him to find the circle and put it where it goes and he does.He knows 3 shapes, circle, star, triangle. I think its all because he loves that book so much that it made him interested enough to listen and learn. Also I always talk to him even if there is nothing to talk about I just tell him what I am doing at the moment, I ask him what he is doing. I think involving literacy in their lives as much as possible is good. We sing the alphabet I go over each letter with him. We have magnet letters for the fridge we use or an abc book. I show him words spelled out that ryme like pop,cop, top. I learned in a literacy class to do some of those things with the letters on the fridge and learned to always ask your baby questions, like what are you doing, what are you thinking? stuff like that.It gets them to think and teaches them. I do it with my son and it seems to work he understands a lot. When I ask him questions he always answers me either with a word he knows or other ways if he doesnt know the word to use to answer my question. He shows me by doing that, that he understands me. Some people think when they are new born they just lay there and do nothing because they are babies why talk. But so wrong they listen and soak in everything it is so important to always talk to them and never use baby talk so they can learn words correctly. My friend always talked baby talk to he little girl and still does sometimes. She is now three and you cant understand a word she says. My mom is a teacher and is around kids all day she thinks the baby talk slowed her talking down a lot. All this little girl heard her whole life from her mom everyday were the words said wrong in baby talk and that is now how she talks and I cant understand her. Its so bad i worry she will need speech therapy cuz at 3 you should be able to understand the child pretty good.

Well what I have listed are some things I do with my son and I think it really helps so I hope there were some good tips in there for you.

Claire - posted on 05/29/2010

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my little man has just turned 15 months,he can say ma ma (mam) dada,hiya (his fave word at the moment!) hello,no,and ada (trying to say adam his name i think!!!!) he will say "ta" to if i give him something,and he can say here if he hands me something,never heard him say yes though!

Jessika - posted on 05/29/2010

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My daughter has been talking & communicating very well with us since she was about 9 months. Her vocabulary has rapidly increased since then (she is now 15 months) & it is literally growing every single day. She learns words & their meanings if you just show her the object & say what it's called! She also retains the info very well & once she has learned it, she wont forget it. She can say the words mama, dada, nana (g-ma), popo (g-pa), Santa, bunny, egg, cheese, meat, milk, ball, kitty, doggie, on, off, light, chair, snack, chip, bar (cereal bar), twist (fruit twist), cheerios, krispies (rice krispies), tree, bat, catch, dance, shake, water, "i love you", outside, mail, glasses, chicken, ham, turkey, flower, star, baby, sister, her sister's name Kylie, diaper, wipe, up, straw, cup, ice, hot, no, night night, nap, pillow,brush, necklace, bracelet, book, cookie, back, eyes, arm, hand, feet, leg, nose, head, ear, hi, bye bye, fish, shirt, shorts, shoes, socks, binky, bottle, doll, glove, kiss, hug, yes, potty & many more...i just can't think of them all! lol. She knows the meaning of all the words she says too, she just doesn't say them randomly. She also knows & can identify the colors blue, purple, green, & orange right now...we're working on the others. She also knows what sounds a bird, cow, cat, dog, horse, rooster, chick, frog, & duck make. She also identifies them when she sees them either by making the nose they make or saying their name, or both. She knows where her head, feet, arms, toes, fingers, hands, eyes, tummy, bellybutton, knees, chin, cheeks, hair, nose, legs, mouth, tongue, & teeth are. She is very intelligent & does everything we tell her to do/get.

She now has a baby sister who is 1.5 months old. She helps me out so much with her already! When she's crying she'll say "shh shh shh shh" lk i do. When I need to change her sister, Kylie's diaper she hands me a diaper & a wipe. Everytime she sees Kylie she says "AWW, SISTER!" or "KYLIE!" then she'll say "kiss" and she'll give her a kiss..it's so cute :)

I'm not sure how she is so far ahead of kids her age & most that are older but I have always talked to her in a way that wasn't so "baby-ish." I constantly ask her questions & tell her what objects are & to repeat words I say. I always talk in normal sentences (just lk if i was talking to my husband). Also, my husband & I purchased Your Baby Can Read when she was 5 months old & she watched it everyday until she was about 9 months old?? not too sure but she we don't really show it to her much anymore bc we are able to teach her things ourself.

Rebecca - posted on 05/29/2010

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Any doctor who makes you feel inadequate over something so arbitrary is not the doctor you want supporting you during your child's development. Many children don't say much at this age. You'll find that they understand a lot more than you'd expect. My little girl's only words (she's 15 months too) are mum and dad. She signs finished, milk, and again. I'm more than happy to let her progress at her own pace. Don't let anyone tell you what your child should or shouldn't be doing.

Heather - posted on 05/28/2010

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my little girl doesnt say anything but dada and yay! and occasionally la la (if i say it first) she understand some expressions, like if i smile, she will smile, if i clap she will clap. and while she waves, and (what i believe to be) blows kisses, she doesnt say bye bye or anything, so dont worry im in the boat with you. hope this helps or at least filled your curiousity pool :) take care

Mustika - posted on 05/28/2010

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I think it depends on your child's personality. I'm quiet and so is my husband. Our daughter (15mo) has no chance! She's also a quiet and shy girl. She understand simple command and words. When i say 'bath' she would go to the bathroom thinking it's her bath time. We have animals in our paddock and when I say 'alpaca' she would run to the window and wave at the alpacas. But she doesn't speak much. Your Dr's list is just a guide. Some babies like to absorb everything instead of doing everything. My husband didn't start to walk until he was 18mo. His mum said that he observed his older brother a lot, taking everything in. And when he finally takes the step he never falls.

Your baby is fine.

Stephanie - posted on 05/28/2010

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You're kido is fine.... what you want to watch for is her not having interest in others.... not making eye contact... that sor t of thing is a red flag..... words come and then they don't stop lol

Rebecca - posted on 05/28/2010

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Doctors have a way of making mothers feel that they are not doing what they are suppose to. I hate that part but it is good to listen so you have something to think about. Just don't think to mush of it either. As long as your child is happy and healthy that is what matters. Just keep encouraging your child with learning toys and games. Your baby will get it in time. Sounds like you are a good mommy especially if you are concerned about her learning. We all want what is best for our children. Just so you know I felt the way you do now. Sometimes with the first one it takes a bit longer to because they do not have siblings to learn from. It is not the same as being around other kids.Your child is not behind. Keep in mind that you are the one that is with your child since birth so doctors do not know your baby as you do.They have to go by certain standards as doctors and not for your own child specifically. That makes a big difference and does not mean your child will not do well in school or anything. Best of luck to you. Bless you and your family.

Patti - posted on 05/28/2010

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.I went to the doctor yesterday and they gave me a list to check off what my daughter does and does not do.He wants to send her to a develomental specialist because she has too many nos on the list.Then in the next breath he told me the list is for an 18 month old.We chose not to take her till we redo the list at 18 months.She took 4 steps last week then chose not to walk again,she does not say a word but babbles a whole conversation with you.She understands everything I say to her and will even respond by shaking her head no when the question warrants it.She doesn`t use utensils but refuses to be fed(I have to give her finger foods).She waves hi and bye.There was about 5 nos on that list out of 15 and I don`t feel she should be sent to a specialist till she`s at least 18 months.I talked to my cousin who`s son is 2 months older than her and she said he was just about the same way and everything will probably start in the next few weeks.I think doctors do not think before they speak!

Ericka - posted on 05/28/2010

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Iker doesn't say much either. Something like "milk", "already" (ya in spanish), Points at his head, tummy and butt when you ask him, says bye bye and that's all.

Olga - posted on 05/28/2010

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.France, my daughter Alycia (02.04.2009) does not say "yes" yet, but she can say a few words "duck", "fish", "daddy", "bow" - for "no" :), "hi", "Bye", "thank you", "please", "puppy", "bookie" and a few words in "Russian" and of course some of the words are not clear words but with baby accent :). She is a very active child, she does not waste time on talking :), she needs all her attention and energy on climbing :), though she is sooooooo big baby-talker -without-stop!!! I have no idea what she is talking about :). She still does not say "mama" :(:(:(, what can I do? And she likes "screaming", just loud expression of herself, ahhh..it is so hard in the library :). Do not be upset, read more books with her and point on each picture and name it without baby accent - clear one. When I am walking with my baby I am talking to her and naming everything we are passing through :) and the same in a house. She is Russian-American and it is harder for her, two languages....but who said it would be easy :). Just simply never give up and keep trying. Good luck!

Stacy - posted on 05/28/2010

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I have 6 kids. My last one is 15 months old. With all of them they picked up on words in their own time,. You cannot force a child to learn if they are not ready.
With everything you do tell your child what you are doing. Ppoint to objects and things and say what it is and if possible take their hand and touch the it. APPLe then place it in his hand. The Apple is red and round. Repition is the key. Just like spelling test we all had to take in school. After a while your toddle will get it and pick up on it.
I have purchased "so you tink your baby can read "cds and the Leapster cds they also help.
In th emorning I go over the cds with my child. When My older kids are doing homework I put my 15 month old in his playpen about 5ft from the tv and play the cds for him. He has picked up on it alot.
Some of th ecds are expensive. See if a friend will share the cost with you, then share the cds.

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Sounds to me like she is a perfectly normal 15mth old.
My daughter (9 Feb) says mamma, daddad, ess (short for Jesse her brother) mooma (her version of grandma) and nannan. She understands most of what we tell her (ie: she will go and get the things we ask for) she rubs her chest when we tell her it's shower time and will wave goodbye and blow kisses.
Some days she will do everything and some days she won't.
I chat with her all day long and tell he what we are doing.
Your daughter may not say words but she will understand what you say and is building a huge vocabulary that she will use later on.

You shouldn't feel like you are not doing enough for your child because you are a SAHM, we all do the best we can for our kids no matter what our circumstances.

Remember that kids all develop at different stages. Look at how far they have come already in such a very short time. :)

Rachael - posted on 05/27/2010

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My 15 month old son says some words like...mama, dada, yea, uh huh, kiki (kitty)

Brooke - posted on 05/27/2010

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I have actually been asked this question a lot with my son, being 15months old. People wonder why he doesn't talk. He does say a lot of words, but most of the time he's pointing to whatever he wants and trys to say it...we just encourage him, but repeating whatever it is he wants. I wouldn't worry too much :o)

Andrea - posted on 05/27/2010

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My daughter doesnt say much either. She know where her nose, ears and eyes are. She said maybe ten words. But, my friends baby who is a month older than ours can say anyting! She repets words . I was astounded when I was around her. I am hopeing Bri will get to that point by next month.

Sherrie - posted on 05/27/2010

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France, my daughter at 15 mos., does not say yes, either. She says alot of other things not exact but close and NO alot.lol....i have 3 kids and she is just waiting(in my opinion) for the right time, please don't worry the words will come! Promise, then you'll be like ok, how can i stop her?Lol Really every child is differant.All my three were diff. and at 7mos. my first daughter walked,my second at 11 mos. my son 15 mos. So give her time and make it fun! Good luck and have fun! Sher

Alisha - posted on 05/27/2010

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my son is 15 months old and says mama and dada and babbles a lot. he tries to says things like sit and hi but not consistently..more like whenever feels like it. i wouldnt worry, every kid is different my daughter was talking in sentences at 1 yr old and my son isnt..i think hes just being lazy:) but i would not worry..just keep practicing and repeating words to her. if you're around the house name things that would be easy for her to try to say like cup, dog, hat... good luck! :)

Crystal - posted on 05/27/2010

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I just had my son's 15 month check up today. He was born on 2/26/09 and the doctor said they normally dont say much until they are about 2 yrs old. I would talk (not baby talk), read and help her walk by walking with her as much as possible. She will learn in her own time.

Jenny - posted on 05/27/2010

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Dont worry. D has no words. He can nod and wave byebye and he only knows belly button, hair, and penis (potty training). He is 15 months

Anna - posted on 05/27/2010

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My son is 15 months and he doesn't really say any clear words he says yes and he wave for bye bye but that's about it. To be honest I am not worried as yet I think every child find their own time to start walking, talking and etc. My only advise is to talk to her as much as you can! Good luck and take care!!!

Rachel - posted on 05/27/2010

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my daughter talks loads i counted how many work she can say and its about 25, she picks up words really easily so am having to watch what i say around her lol.

every child is different but i do talk to her alot and repeat words so she then copies me i think she finds it a game! x

Agnieszka - posted on 05/26/2010

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Hey there! My daughter just turned 15 months and she doesn't say "yes" either, she says "no" though! She definitely wouldn't know the features on her face, I think you shouldn't worry, some ppl just expect too much of little bubs these days, it's not a race, they will learn in their own time. As long as she's healthy, understands when you talk to her and says a couple of words there is nothing to worry about :)

Amy - posted on 05/26/2010

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My son is 15 months and the only feature he knows (consistently) on his face is his nose. He can wave and say "bye-bye" but only says "hi" when I give him a phone. He says "mama", "dada" and "baby". My daughter knew several more words at 15 months, but my pediatrician says as long as he is communicating by gestures/pointing and often understands what I am saying - that we can "talk" to each other- that he is fine and will catch up.

Leanne - posted on 05/26/2010

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Don't worry! My daughter is 15 months old too and she knows some words and where her nose is and how to clap and dance and walk. Every child is different don't let the doctors scare you into thinking she's behind, that's ridiculous. If she is progressing day to day that's all that matters.

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My son just hit the 15 month mark. Although he has several words he uses consistantly, there seem to be more than enough words he uses in his 'own' language. He can show you the puppy's nose and eyes but I don't think I've never asked him wher his own is. He doesn't say the word 'yes' and still shakes his head for 'no'. I think you're baby sounds great. like she's right on track.

Emily - posted on 05/26/2010

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My son is constantly talking...but I have no idea what he is saying! It sounds German :). He mostly says "Daddy, uh oh, Hi" and tries to sound out "Mama" and "Bird". I think he is right on target though and our pediatrician didn't seem concerned. Sometimes I hate reading these development conversations cause I worry...but honestly, all children develop at their own pace and I wouldn't worry at all.

Lisa-Marie - posted on 05/26/2010

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my daughter was 18 months old b4 she learnt 2 say yes and was 21 months old b4 she wud point 2 the parts of her face. every child is different. my son who is 15 months 2day can say yes but i put that down 2 the fact that he hears my daughter say it all the time wen she is playin or answerin us wen we ask her a question so i wudn't worry about it. if u r talk 2 ur H.V about things u can do my children love playin head shoulders knees n toes which teachers them parts of there face n body.

Gloria - posted on 05/26/2010

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Wyatt doesn't talk much but babbles A-LOT! He was saying drink (dink) but stopped. He can say mama dada, & bye bye but doesn't very often. He prefers to say "uh-oh" and "whats this"
He also does nothing on command. For instance when we leave and everyone says "bye" if I say "Wyatt say bye-bye" he doesn't. He usually waits to wave and say bye once we've turned the corner or are already outside. I think its normal though, he's only 15 months old.

Julie-Anne - posted on 05/26/2010

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My little boy is 15 months old, he says mama and dada and babbles his own language but thats it. He can point to his head on a good day with a lot of encouragement(after repeatedly singing heads shoulders knees and toes) but thats it. He sometimes waves bye bye again if heis in a good mood but definately cant say it! I wouldnt wory too much

Danni - posted on 05/26/2010

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um i think thats a 2 yr old! my little one is 15months she not long learnt how to wave bye-bye she understands it but cant say it. she cant say yes but knows how to say about 10 to 11 words so far i think dad, mum,bub, cat, car, no, bum, uh oh, etc. as long as they are babbling lots thats great and says mama dada bub thats all needed. lots of reading, heads and shoulders, hookey pookey one foot two feet when dressing nursery rymes, interactive play with other kids. and explain what you are doing i.e. mummy is hanging out washing. i use pegs to hold the clothes on the line. you feel like an idiot but its proven to help. i wish i had more time to do this lol

Helen - posted on 05/26/2010

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my son is 15 months and doesn't say anything much - uh-oh, and his version of dropped it - neither does he know facial features (although he likes his nose going 'beeep' when it's pressed!).I am not at all worried - theres a little girl at one of our playgroups who is talking really well - but she's not walking yet!



when i worked in a nursery we had a lad (3 yo) who didn't talk - his non-verbal communication was excellent, but he wouldn't talk. I told his mum she'd wish he hadn't when he did start, and sure enough a few months later he wouldn't shut up! He struggled a bit with blends (sh, th etc) and 'b' and 'p', but speech therapy soon helped with that.



They all develop at different rates and in different orders, your LO will learn to say 'yes' (along with thousands of over words, some which you'll wish she hadn't - like 'no'!) when shes ready.

Heather - posted on 05/25/2010

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My son knows quite a bit of words. Bye-Bye; mama; dada; dog; kitty; fish; kiss; Beta (one of our dogs). I went to the dr. today and she was surprised he knew so many words. She said that the average amount of words a 15 month old knows is 3-5. I wouldn't worry about your girls words. My dr. didn't seem to think my son would use many words.

Kristina - posted on 05/25/2010

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I am in the same boat! My daughter is 15mos. and at this age my son was speaking a lot of words. Gunnar however, stopped speaking at age 2, and was diagnosed with Autism. Joscelyn will sign please, say thank-you, bye bye, and dad. She can doesn't say yes or no, nor does she say anything else. She just babbles!

CJ - posted on 05/25/2010

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My daughter can point out her facial features if you ask her, but the only one she can say is eyes, she hasn't said yes or bye bye yet, though she will give kisses and wave if you say you're going bye bye. She says other things like mama and dada and juice and doggie and a few others...kids develop at their own pace though, so i wasn't worried...

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