My son is too busy, and wont even talk yet! 15 months!!!!

Elizabeth - posted on 06/07/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My 15 month old is always on the go with something. Running, playing, anything. I have been trying to teach him some new words so we can start potty training but, he wont even acknowledge I'm talking to him. And he has even got to where when he is eating he is to concetrated on rushing to eat so he can get back down to play!!! HELP I want my son to start talking and telling me things instead of screaming and pointing!!!!!!!!

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Danielle - posted on 06/08/2010

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Have you tried teaching him any signs? I used signs with my son until he was about 2. I have been also using them with my 15 month old girl and she loves them. She doesn't say a whole lot but she does more than point and grunt. If you start with the basics like milk, more, and eat. You will open the door to not only more communication but it will happen very fast. Once he gets that he can use signs to tell you what he wants he will want to know more and will be able to pick it up very quickly. I would recommend two things if you can afford them...one is a signing book and the other is "how to potty train your child in less than a day". I say any book because you have to also learn the signs, therefore you need to choose a book that is easy for you to understand first. Be aware that there are books for signing and book for baby signs...a baby can do both. Some people have created books that teach you how to do some signs differently because they try to make it easier for the baby. Therefore, if you buy more than one book, just know that they may differ in the signs. The potty training book gives you tests to give your child to to know if they are ready for training. My daughter has not yet met all the requirements; bladder, physical and instructional readiness. I think that in about a month or two she might be ready. But I also know what an uphill battle looks like since my son started training at 2 and didn't actually get trained until 3.5. Boys take longer than girls and every told me to let him do it in his own time. Once I finally let go and just gave in he decided he was ready...on his own terms. So with my daughter, I'm in no rush. But if she's ready, then we'll see what happens and let her decide.
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Stacy - posted on 06/10/2010

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my son doesn't say much either he just started saying bath and nana (banana) and is also always on the go and difficult to feed. I just started handing him food while he is playing

Khadijah - posted on 06/10/2010

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That's great advice Danielle!! I think I will try that with my girls!! They just turned 16 months and the only words they say is: mama, dada, daddy, this (when they are pointing at something), Thank you, bye bye, yes, no, and nap. I do hear them trying to repeat words that I say and they talk amongst each other (commonly known as "twin talk") so I think that's a good sign!



I too am going to start potty training so the signing would be a huge help! Going to look it up NOW!!! lol

Elizabeth - posted on 06/08/2010

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Thank you so much hun!!! I will definatley try and look at those roght now lol

Elizabeth - posted on 06/08/2010

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Thanks he says some words he says thank you, uh oh, dada, momma, kitty. But other than that he just points I hope to start potty training soon bc diapers are getting exspensive.

Melina - posted on 06/08/2010

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Hey, there's another similar thread here about 15 months old & not talking yet, & it seems there's plenty of us in the same boat! While it was easy to help my son learn to walk, it's not so easy to encourage him to talk!

I too get mostly screaming or grunting, & my boy doesn't even point! He has two words, "Daddy" & "Car". He also says "Uh-oh" but that's pretty random!

Apparently you don't need to have them talking to start potty training, I am thinking about starting that soon myself. And as long as he understands some things he says to you, he's likely to be developmentally on track.

Also, be happy he likes to eat! My boy is not too fussed on eating, he'd rather watch tv! Sorry I can't be too much help, but he sounds pretty normal for this age!

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