Brandie - posted on 11/15/2008 ( 6 moms have responded )
My son was born 07-08-07. He started gibberish a little early, so I got high hopes of an early talker. Everything else he's done has been a little ahead of the average baby his age. I've read online somewhere that a lot of late talkers are because of concentrating on other motor skills, and I'm glad he can do some things other kids his age can't. However, I get so jealous of moms with talking babies! My son only does "ah, uuh, mum mum (not meaning mom), doo, da, eee, ya, yoo", maybe a couple other sounds. Most of these are done squealing in the kitchen for the echo. He doesn't say "mom" or "dad" or any sound close to it on purpose. He seems to understand certain commands such as "lets go change your diaper" and he'll run for the changing station. I try, and practice, but I can't get him to mimic any words at all. He just stares at me briefly before trying to run away from me. He doesn't have any siblings and has never attended day care, so I hope his lack of social interaction with children his age, isn't hurting more than helping. I think he's just being stubborn and will just suddenly start talking to us without provocation. He did the same with rolling over, crawling, and walking. Maybe he's just too independent for my level of patience? Frustrated!