Robin - posted on 01/27/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )
My name is Robin and I am a 31 SAHM to a wonderful little boy named Gabriel. He was born 9/30/2010 & has been my world and the light of my life ever since. He was very unexpected but oh, so wanted!!
Well...my little man is almost 16mos old & doesn't say ANY words. He babbles A LOT & will act like he's talking to you in his babble-speech, but he does not say any meaningful words. He won't even say mama or dada to us. I am worried and a little sad. We speak to him normally (no baby talk), and we say what things are and such. When he wants down, we ask him if he wants DOWN. He DOES comprehend, tho. He will go get his ball, his juice, his binky, he will sit down, stand up, wave bye bye, and of course, he understands no and come here, and let's go.
I really just want to know what other mommy's think of this? ECI is coming out to evaluate him because his pediatrician is a little concerned that he's not saying at least mama or dada. I've read that it's not really worth worrying about till they are 2, but it seems every other baby I know of his age is saying words that are understandable and meaningful.
He's such a happy, go lucky boy. He loves running around, climbing on the furniture, going outside and collecting rocks & playing on his slide. He LOVES the animals and will meow at the kitties (and any animal for that matter LOL). He just won't TALK. Any advice/experience? He is my first child, so all I can really do is go by what is considered average.