My 16 month old son doesn't talk as much

Pamelajimenez386 - posted on 07/05/2016 ( 6 moms have responded )

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he only says momma, dad, lily( his sisters name and only said it once) daisy ( our dachshund) and that it he usually point and humms for our attentions and takes us to what he wants...
my husbands family keeps asking if we are taking him to the doctor to see why he isn't talking...
my daughter started talking when she was about a year old and walking when she was 11.5
my son started walking at 9.5 months idk if that has something to do with speech
i know every kid is different and learn thing at their own time

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Sofia - posted on 07/05/2016

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What I have learned from parenting classes is this: the more you talk to your infant--the more he will learn to talk. Best I can think of is keep on, keep on talking to her. Include her in conversations, talk to her when you are alone, point things out when you go for a stroll. She will talk as mch as her caregiver

Dove - posted on 07/05/2016

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When it comes to toddlers and speech there is a wide range of normal. I've known a 2 year old who was barely saying anything more than 'mama' and a 2 year old that was capable of holding a full conversation w/ an adult. Both (between 9 and 14 years old now) have fully capable speech.

Definitely encourage him to use his words when he wants something and make sure you are talking to him about your day, what you are doing, and the world around you, but I wouldn't be showing any concern just yet.

You do want to keep an eye on it and if you are concerned go ahead and bring it up at his 18 month check up, but I have a feeling you very well may see his language skills start to blossom in the next 2-8 months. ♥

Michelle - posted on 07/05/2016

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I found having an older sibling my 2nd didn't need to talk. He would babble to his brother and his brother knew what he wanted.
Boys do also tend to take longer to talk. When he points at things make sure you say the item he wants. Get him to repeat things and encourage him to use his words. So if he wants his water and he points to it, say "would you like your water?" and wait for a response. If he just nods then say: "Say yes please". You need to make it hard so he has to talk.

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Sarah - posted on 07/06/2016

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I agree that you don't need to worry about his speech now. He will probably gain words and phrases over the next several months. I had a late talker, and with some speech he closed the gap, my son was 22 months and only had five words that i could coax him to say and no spontaneous speech, nor was he a babbler. We did teach him a few signs which helped reduce frustration; stop, share, please, hungry, thirsty, sorry, more and all done. It helped a lot for him to let us know what he needed without having to whine or cry.

Pamelajimenez386 - posted on 07/05/2016

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thank you
my 4 year old knows what he wants and take good care of him especially when he gets frustrated she tries to calm him down

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