Jessica - posted on 09/14/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )
My daughter started saying dada and mama around 6 months. She has been crawling since 7 months and is very communicative. She was saying mama and dada, baba, papa and nana. I've even heard her say hi and puppy. She never babbled a lot. She would just decide to do it for a few minutes then stop. In the last couple weeks she hasn't babbled at all. She makes a ton of noises using her mouth and hands, says one consonant like ba, ga, da, she claps, crawls, pulls up and is trying to walk. She is receptive to what we say to her; responds to her name, will come when asked and is always happy and laughing and squealing. But the stopping of babbling all together has got me worried. She is teething; she has 8 teeth. She has had two ear infections this year. Has anyone ever experienced this with their children? Should I be worried about a speech delay? She does love to interact with us and her older sister, but she seems to enjoy playing by herself more she's always crawling to get into something. She loves interaction though and will follow you if you leave the room. Could it just be her focusing on walking and other things?