My 15month old daughter doesnt say any words...

Erica - posted on 03/29/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )




...says mama and dada but not really linked to us!!

Should I be worried.. I figure it will just come, she understands me!


Whitney - posted on 03/30/2009




a friend of mine is a speech therapist, and i asked her the same thing b/c my 15 mth old is very vocal but doesn't have any words other than mama and dada and mama is used for lots of things.  she said as long as he is pointing, communicating, he responds to you if you call his name, and that you can tell the baby is making ways to "talk," that it's just fine - some babies are just at different husband and i were both slow to speak (but we've made up for it)!  she said if by 2 they're still not improving, that's when you should talk to your ped about speech therapy or other avenues....good luck!


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Jen - posted on 03/30/2009




If she understands what you're telling her to do then she does understand the concept of language. She should be able to say mama and dada to the right person. That's a skill for 12 months. Like Erin said she should be saying 5-7 words by 18 months. If you are doing sign language you should make her sign and say the word otherwise don't acknowledge it. Just keep repeating words to her and talk to her all the time. Maybe even expose her to other children her age or older. Just mention it to your doctor if she still doesn't say anything at 18 months and they can refer her to speech therapt which works wonders on kids.

Jacqueline - posted on 03/30/2009




hi, my son is the same, he talks constantly but nothing u can understand, although i know he can understand me. when i mention bath hes straight in the bathroom, or dinner and hes in kitchen, or anything really, he reacts in the right way, but isnt actually saying understandable words. he trys to say hello and bye but they just arent very clear. im not worrying tho as i know they will come in good time. he was walkin b4 11 months but is taking longer to talk so i just think thats his little way. hes 15 month also.

Erin - posted on 03/29/2009




If she's not saying any words and those two are not linked to you than you may want to check with her peditrician, she should be saying at least 5 words by now.  Are you substituting some other form of communication like sign language?  That can cause delays.

Melissa - posted on 03/29/2009




um my neice didnt really hardly talk till after she was two, you can bring it up to her doc but really i wouldnt worry alot of talk right now is gonna be jabber anyway.

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