Sharame - posted on 08/03/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )
My son is 18 months ago, and is clever as can be. He watches everything you do and can quickly mimic you. Which is why all the remotes are hidden or he'll change the channel and run away. He points at objects of interest, loves to pretend to read books and loves being read to . But he doesn't saying anything, and barely babbles. A few months ago he start babbling mama and dada and goggie for doggy because he would point at the dogs. But that stopped as soon as it begun. So now i'm sitting here and he's silent, he laughs, he cries he screams when he's pisted. But no babbling no words. We try pointing at things or giving him choices What do you want milk or juice, and he starts screaming at the tops of his lungs. Or it's which shirt do you want the blue one or the orange one and he'll run up and grab his choice. I know there factors he's a boy he has a older brother that continually interrupts and or talks for him. But i take care of children that were saying at least random words 15 months if not younger. I just feel frustrated and i think he's getting to the point where he's frustrated he wants thing and points at things but i don't know what he wants so he screams. It doesn't help that my entire social network of friends and family ask everyday is he talking yet. NO he's not! Give him time. But i feel like i'm running out of time. Our family doctor keeps telling me oh if he isn't talking by 3 then we'll talk about speech therapy. What 3, how i'm i suppose to start potty training he he can't communicate anything. I don't know just getting overwhelmed with the kid who can start the dvd player and watch a movie, who also turns on my computer but doesn't say a word. Any tips are helping him to start verbalizing faster, and was wondering is this normal.