How many june 2008 babies are talking?

Mirella - posted on 11/08/2009 ( 642 moms have responded )

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My son doesn't really say any words but bye bye. My doctor told me he should be saying around 50 words by 18 months and he is 16 months now and only uses 1 !!! he is a bright kid but it seems to me he is just lazy.It worries me a bit. he used to say momma and poppa and he just stopped. are your babies talking much ?



*****Update 01/03/2011*****

thank you all for your continued response to my post. My son has begun to speak but he was diagnosed with autism in June 2010 and that is the cause of his speech delay. God bless all your kiddos.

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Aundrea - posted on 11/09/2009

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My son was born in june and he only says a few words. he just started trying to say more but no one can understands him but me. ( I'm with him all day that is why I undersatnd him more.) is he ur first child? everyone tells me that my son doesnt talk bc he is the second child....if he points to things and u get it for him then he is not going to learn but when u do do that say the word of the item a few times so that he hears it and sees it. I just telling u what I have to do with my son. I hope that this helps.

Becky - posted on 03/04/2010

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My son only said about 3 words at 15 months. He is the 2nd child and always defers to the big sister. I noticed him trying to talk more when it's just mommy and little buddy. :-)

He is 21 months old now, and suddenly his vocabulary is majorly expanding! (Mama, Dadda, ball, trucks, down, all done, sit, plate, bowl, puppy, woof-woof, cat, nite-nite. . .) It is unbelievable. He also has just now become remotely interested in books! We have a great book (from Target) called "Happy Baby Colors," with 4-5 items on each page in a featured color: The "Red" page has "Shoes," "Fire Truck," "Tomato," "Snowsuit"--and looking through books like this seems to expand his vocabulary. I ask him "Where are the shoes?" or "Can you say 'fire truck'?" and he's just starting to understand, point, and try to repeat. But sooo much slower than his big sister, who was doing all this at 14 months or so.

I think boys might take a little longer than girls. And it varies between children too.

All in time! :-)

Susan - posted on 12/30/2009

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My cousin is a speech pathologist and tells me that it is important that they are replicating speech patterns and the intonation that we use, rather than how many words they can actually say clearly at this age. He should be babbling and attempting to communicate via speech and you'll find that by 18 months he'll start to say a few more recognisable words. She tells me to do things like fill Annaliese's cup up a quarter full so she has to start asking me for more and at this point I should repetitively start to teach her the words. I have found that this technique seems to be working and slowly she is starting to say a few more words, although not great in number just yet. The same seems to apply to all the other children in my mother's group around the same age as well so don't worry too much.

Loyola - posted on 12/10/2009

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Same problem with mine but my doctor said not to worry apparently boys are slower than girls to start talking

Ginny - posted on 11/26/2009

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Hi,my son is 17 months and doesnt speak at all!My advice from my mom and family was to wait until he was two then start to worry.

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Siti Salwah - posted on 02/14/2012

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my son have started saying mama and baba by the age of 9 months and till now you can have debate with him any time...

Ivani - posted on 01/09/2012

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My kid mixes 3 languages plus baby speech. So it is difficult to understand what he says. Which is a problem in school and elsewhere since every other kid speak 'normally' even the younger ones. He saw 3 different doctors, all say he is ok...but we are starting to really worry~..almost despered mom

Kacie - posted on 01/02/2012

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my daugther is about 31/2 and dosen't say very much but she might also have SPD.

Kacie - posted on 01/02/2012

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my daugther is about 31/2 and dosen't say very much but she might also have SPD.

Lena - posted on 09/21/2011

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My son talks like crazy now, he didn't too much at that age though his doc was concerned as well but then he just started talking on his own when he was ready. Sometimes they just take time he was about two or almost two when he really started talking.

Lena - posted on 09/21/2011

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My son talks like crazy now, he didn't too much at that age though his doc was concerned as well but then he just started talking on his own when he was ready. Sometimes they just take time he was about two or almost two when he really started talking.

Kathy - posted on 09/21/2011

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my dd is 3 and talks a mile a miinute. but remember that all kids are different and learn at different rates. boys tend to learn later than girls.

just continue speaking to him in normal english and explain things in normal english if you think he doesn't quite understand. read to him any and every chance you get.

i never did the baby talk thing with my daughter and i only let her watch a very limited amount of tv. we read a lot and she has tons of books she loves to look at/pretend to read. i don't know if that's what helped with her language.

oh, and daycare also helped with her language. when kids are in daycare, they're encouraged/forced to try and communicate what they need.

Stephanie - posted on 09/14/2011

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my daughter crawled at 9 months and walked at 1 yr and 2 months, now that you mention it she was never able to turn over from her back to her stomach when she was younger

Yvonne - posted on 09/14/2011

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Stephanie, my twins both have speech delays and Im finding out later its becuase they never crawled. They went for the sitting, standing and walking. Crawling is very important for thier core muscles and diaphram (i think i spelled it wrong) their therapist suggested these things and Ive seen a huge improvements in them! have them sit on a big ball, I use my pilates ball and hold them by the hips. slowly move them back and fort and side to side.also in slow circles. this helps them to start to strenghten thier core muscles. also have them walk up and down stairs. when they are laying down, hold their hands and have them pull up to a sit up position. If you have a trampoline, have them jump too. with your guide of course. I hope this helps!

Simone - posted on 06/09/2010

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my daughter doesnt stop talking, at 19 months i had conversations with her where she would answer me back with more than 1 word, but i have found that girls are a bit more advanced in that sort of thing and then when they are about 5 boys overtake the girls!!!! i wouldnt worry, every child is different

Sujatha - posted on 04/24/2010

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my second daughter is using the same pattern of words the best she cud say 20 words she is 22months n my first daughter started speaking full sentence by 12 months

Sandra - posted on 04/23/2010

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There is going to be variation in onset of the word explosion. I call it that because it really seems as if their brains have been soaking up all the sensory inputs, and finally the ability to make 2 syllable sounds and words enters into the childs repertoire. Soon after, the words become very learned by mimicking the sounds they hear, and relating the words to whatever it is that is being attended to. My 22 month old is now making chopped sentences like "nose, april bite, ouch, hurt, doctor, doctor, nice doctor". Remembers most animal names and sounds, people's names, can sing Happy Birthday, Rock a Bye Baby, Head, Shoulders knees and Toes, and very proud she has learned her ABCs in song form of course! For months she had about 5-6 words, baba, mama, dada, nana, papa, grandad...and now she can pick up much of my conversation with her, and now more than ever I must watch what I say, otherwise there will be trouble! : )

Nicole - posted on 04/21/2010

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My daughter is 22 months old. She doesn't seem to ever stop talking...and has been talking for the past 15 months. She reads some books and words and can say 4-5 word sentences. My mother says that she talks almost as much as her 4 year old cousin. She loves Dr. Seuss and books that have words with the associated pictures. We have always talked to her like she is an adult, non of the googoo gaagaa baby talk crap. We read all the time and she has tons of books. Do/have you been doing any of that kind of stuff? Your child will try to mimic you and you need to expose him to those things.

Jeannie - posted on 04/20/2010

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My 22 month old says new words almost everyday,she can sometimes answer simpple questions,if she can't say a word for something she wants she pulls someone by the finger and takes them to the object.She's good with names knows says the dogs name Edward,my daughters name Haley,cousins Zach and Chey,brother Dillon.asks simple questions such as is it old? Is that a baby? Very talkative for a 22 month old

LaCi - posted on 04/12/2010

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I thought my son was very behind. A couple days ago he FINALLY said a sentence. "I love Daddy"



I was so incredibly happy. He's still not much of a talker though, but knowing that he CAN talk has made me feel SO MUCH BETTER.

Sandra - posted on 04/12/2010

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M son is 22months and is obsessed with cars! He can recognise and tell me the models of all the major cars. One of his first words was Audi!!! Apart fom that he can say pretty much what he wants theres some things that only i understand and his speech is clearest in the morning but he's well able to string sentences together. Reading is really important to help them along and it makes reading easier when they start school as well.

Brittany - posted on 04/10/2010

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My son is very verbal. He is 22months and he is saying phrases like "I love you", "Please, Thank you and you're welcome". I would like to think that his success with talking comes from my reading to him everyday.

Katie - posted on 04/09/2010

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I have found that girls seem to say more from the get go. My son says maybe five words he will be two in June. My daughter by the age of two had a huge vocab. I believe that he will catch up. every child is different and they develop at their own pace. I had a friend tell me once that by the first grade they have all pretty much leveled out. Hope this helps don't stress soon enough you will be telling him to be quiet! lol

Leanne - posted on 04/09/2010

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My daughter is 22 months and doesn't say much either i really wouldn't worry about it my health visitor said if she still hasn't said anything by 3 then there look into it, But the less i try to make her talk the more she trys if i try and force her she just makes a noise (like euh) if your really worried ask your doctor for a second opion.

Jennifer - posted on 04/09/2010

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Mine doesn't say much either yet...we used sign language which was neat but it made her a "lazy" speaker.

But...now she is getting more and more.

Here's the things I've learned, kids develop in different areas at different speeds. My daughter is way advanced in running, climbing, balance. She knows her numbers to 10 and her letters. So her words are a little low in numbers...oh well, she'll pick it up. She is speaking so I know she can. I'm not worried :)



Oh, and my nephew didn't really speak until he was 3. He was comprehending, he could do something you asked him to, but he didn't speak. Then at 3 he walked up to his mom and said "Mom, can I have some soup?" so you never know!!

Crystal - posted on 04/09/2010

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Not to make things worse for you, but mine talks a lot. She mostly says mama and dada. But she also repeats the last word of every sentence I say. That is kinda funny. I know it depends on the kid. My husband didn't walk till he was 16 months, and Jade started at 11 months. So everyone is different. Good Luck!!

Brett - posted on 04/09/2010

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My son says nothing. At his 18 month checkup, his pediatrician said she likes kids saying atleast around 5 words. He's going through speech therapy right now but it hasn't made any difference. He's very bright otherwise though!



I do not agree that 50 words is the norm for 18 months. My daughter could say that many words at 18 months & was considered VERY advanced because of it.

Lisa - posted on 04/08/2010

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10 words is actually the norm. As long as you're not concerned about his hearing, it should be ok. He should be playful and interactive and mimicking you, even if you don't understand him.

Melissa - posted on 04/07/2010

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could he have a speach delay ? maybe you should talk to his doctor about that. my daughter talks good some but not as good as my friends daughter but she has an older sister so thats why she talks more than my daughter plus i think the reason my daughter is not talking as much is because she is getting both english & spanish at home & she actually seems to like spanish more than english & she can already say some stuff in spanish & she rather have kid spanish cd's on in the car than english kid cd's

Amila - posted on 04/06/2010

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My Son is 22 Months. He understands everything I tell him to do. Only Mama, Dada, Gaga (That's grandma to him) and of course Bye Bye. For a 22 month old I was worried myself, but his pediatritian said that its normal. Girls start talking sooner than boys. The most important thing he says is understanding. They'll start talking soon, we wont be able to stop them :)

Briana - posted on 04/05/2010

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All babies are different. I don't think the gender has anything to do with it. My son knew pretty close to 50 words when he turned 18 months. He talks everybody's ears off! In fact, all the little girls he plays with don't talk at all, hardly! So, you can never say that it's because he's a boy, or because she's a girl. it's just that every baby is different. I would read to him (especially before bed), tell him his body parts, animal noises, shapes, numbers, letters, colors, foods, and diff. kinds of transportation..... Try those baby Einstein videos. I also let him watch Nick Jr. which is VERY educational, and he learns A LOT from it. I hope this helps.

Chere - posted on 04/05/2010

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My son is 21 months and babbles alot and says about 20 words but they arent intirely correct but as long as he can understand what you are saying and trys to say words even if they arent "right" he will be fine. I started to worry as well then all of a sudden he just started spouting off words!!! Get "Your baby can read" My son LOVES doing all the actions and songs. He knew all of his body parts and nursery rhyme actions the 1st 2 weeks we started!! Not kidding. But hes not like the flash cards so the reading part isnt going so well but the concept is still there and the dvd's so alot more than teach them to read! I love it. Your little man is just fine ") Mine use to say a bunch of things and then he stopped so its prob just what they "want" to say, hope things go good for you!!

Jessica - posted on 04/05/2010

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My daughter's a jabber box. At 18 months she was saying 100 words. *I keep a list. She is now 22 months and speaking in broken sentences. However, her best friend is a year older and he doesn't speak half as much as she does. Every child is different =]

Jessica - posted on 04/05/2010

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My daughter's a jabber box. At 18 months she was saying 100 words. *I keep a list. She is now 22 months and speaking in broken sentences. However, her best friend is a year older and he doesn't speak half as much as she does. Every child is different =]

Sonia - posted on 04/05/2010

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my son is too far infront and i get pulled up for that as he is a very good talker. within the last 6weeks he has started talkin in sentances and singing songs and rhymes. he was quite slow with his first words so i just made sure i spent at least half hour a day with him when he was tired r hungry ect and sat and talked to him and showed him things in books and told him what they was he now goes and gets the books and tells me what they are, dosent matter what books they r we started with catalogs lol

Yvonne - posted on 04/05/2010

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My daughter is 21 months old and she knows how to say Thank You, daddy, mom, ball, yum yum when shes hungry lol shoe's, baby, wowo for dog, and kitty, apple,NO, nana for banana, uva for grapes those are the words I can remember right now. She has a 6 yr. old sister and notice that my 21 month old learn more words faster then when her big sis was at that age. Being around her big sis help my younger one to learm more words and communicate.

Leah - posted on 04/05/2010

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I think my son is a different story. At 9 months he said dada...it creeped me out 2 !!! now he is 22 months and speaks in full sentences. I want my truck, Fix my wheels please, i want to lay down etc, etc. My daughter didnt speak that early but her vocab is huge ! shes 3. If she hears a word once, it will be logged away and brought up again. My husband was playing the Wii and she told him that the bad guy was obnoxious hhahahahaha. I think every baby is different. If he is doing anything else weird you may want to bring it up with the pedi. Maybe you can try to not get things for him unless he tells you with words. Maybe your right, hes just being lazy ?

Rachel - posted on 04/04/2010

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my daughter didnt say a word infront of the dr but at home i counted 53 different words that shes uses. my nepthew is 2 months younger and only says 1 word, each child is different.

Glady Mae - posted on 04/04/2010

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hello! well my son is a bit much of a talker. i guess it's simply influence....he picks up pretty fast. well, not to expect perfect words but can follow patterns like same intonation and may not exactly be the same word but sounds like... for others like simple 1-2 syllable can perfect but 3 sounds like for now. I think it really helps when you talk to them often. i like to read him books and he loves to listen. often times he would follow as you say or whatever he hears from wherever like tv or radio or just someone talking. he can identify pictures or people already like animals, colors, shapes, and a whole lot of other things. he just have to repeatedly hear them, just like training a parrot. then he would easily remember and perfectly say it. try it... just might work.

Veronica - posted on 04/03/2010

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My son will be 2 in June and he is saying all different kind of words english and spanish. i make him say please, thank you and your welcome when ever he wants something or gets something. he is learing the spaish verson for the english verson he says gracias, zapato, perro ( thankyou shoe and dog) he always says sentinces like "i want..."

Lisa - posted on 04/03/2010

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my son is 2 in june and talks non stop he is just putting small sentences together and can say what he wants.he always has been quite vocal which i put down to having an older sister and older cousins that he can copy

Babitha - posted on 04/03/2010

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Hi Mirella, my second child is a boy, now he is 21 months old even he's just started to say some words . i'm from Kereala, India and our mothertonngue is malayalm. some words ,he says complete but some he starts with the first letter of the word . if your son says momma and poppa ,then i think there is no need of worry . some children take more time to start talking.

Amy - posted on 04/03/2010

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My daughter is 22 months! She can say momma, dada, horse, fish, no! I agree 50 wrords is quiet a lot for someone that age. I wouldnt worry about it to much right now! Now my son is 8 months old and all he does is roll over. Im so scared the doctor is going to tell me he is to far behind! He just like to be lazy though.

Monique - posted on 04/01/2010

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My Son is now 21 months old, almost 22, born in june 2008, but doesn't even say 30, but don't worry it's a normal thing because every baby is different

Bethanie - posted on 04/01/2010

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I think I already weighed in on this discussion, but wasn't able to find my previous answer. At 18-19 months, my son knew between 15-20 words, 10 animal sounds and a few short phrases. NOW at 21 months, he knows 80+ words (every time I get done with listing them, I think of another one!) 2-3 word phrases, animals sounds, the color blue, tries to count to three and "sings" "Twinkle, twinkle litte star" and "Pattycake"! He learns a handful of new words every few days. He loves to "talk" to us about things and a lot of it I can't understand but he carries on chattering! So, just proof that kids change drastically just over the course of a few months!

Jay - posted on 04/01/2010

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my daughter can say names of familly and friends she can say animal mames and can count to ten but alot of her words are still just bmumble but does it matter one thing for sure they will talk eventualy so no worries x

Toni - posted on 04/01/2010

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My son was born in June 2008 and his vocabulary is ridiculous! If I had to guess, I'd say he can say probably 300 words. He can identify the entire alphabet and numbers 1-9 and about 50 animals. Plus he knows the words for most of the things that we see and do on a daily basis. Everyone says he's really advanced for his age. He just loves to learn! I have a friend who's son is only 1 week younger and he only says a few words. All kids are different!

Erin - posted on 04/01/2010

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My son will be 22 months April 11 and only says about 5 words. I speak English and his daddy and older sister speak French. Not sure if it's b/c he is a boy or the 2 languages or something else. I'm not really worried about it since babies are just little sponges. I know he understands what we are saying most of the time and he expresses himself all the time with gestures and his own language. His big sis is 4 yrs and she started talking much earlier and also heard both languages. She was born in the US and we moved to France when she was 19-20 months old. She could already says lots of words by then. Before she was 2yrs old she was saying complete sentences in french. I'm sure one day my son will just start shooting out words like crazy ! lol

Connie - posted on 04/01/2010

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Don't worry about how much your child says or when they say it. My first child said very little and at two years of age and then exploded with words. My second child speaks very well because he copies the older one. They all do things in their own time and everything evens out in the end.

Shavon - posted on 03/31/2010

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Mirella, my son is 21 months and he says very very few words, where as my nephew is 21 months as well and say a lot of words. Some kids develop faster than others. I used to worry now I just say he will talk when he gets ready. Although I am ready to have a conversation with him and I can understand what he is saying.

Elisabeth - posted on 03/31/2010

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My daughter says about 10 words and she usually tries to repeat us if we ask her to say something. She was a late walker at 18 mths...I worried but now she is great. She is almost 22mths and is a fast walker. Just remember they are all different and they are on their own time frame. If he is 2 1/2 and still is not wanting to talk or doesn't say a lot then I would have him evaluated.

Amanda - posted on 03/31/2010

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my daughter was born June 20 , 2008 and she has been saying everything! it's crazy. She repeats so much of what I say. And her vocab probably is very close to 50 words if not more. But it like happened overnight. I was worried for awhile , cuz this kid was saying daddy and sissy and some other stuff but she didn't even say mommy until fairly recently. And all of sudden she started saying more. I wouldn't worry if I was you all of a sudden he will be saying things you can't believe!

Ami - posted on 03/31/2010

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I had that same problem at that age. My son is 22 months. I came on here for answers too, some were helpful, some not... I was going to go to a speech therapist but decided against it. About 2 months later he started saying stuff. I was pretty much the only one that could understand what he was saying for a while, but now it is better. The words are more pronounced and clear. All toddlers Dev. at different times. Just bc he isn't really talking yet doesn't mean anything. And the Pedi is going to tell you to consult bc it's their job to give you your options. It's YOUR judgement as to whether or not to use one. Follow your instinct on YOUR child and how YOU feel. Do not worry about what anyone else says or thinks. You know your baby and what is best for him. Good luck!

Katrina - posted on 03/31/2010

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HI i would say it nothing to much to worry about my son is nearly to and is a bit like that but that was my first child i spoke to a speech theripist aat three cause she was still like that and i did a coarse and got a book to help but it will come i promise just dont push him and soon he will no stop talking

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