Not talking at 15 months?

Kristen - posted on 09/06/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )




I have a son who will be 15 months old (13 months corrected age) on the 12th of September and has not said a full word yet. He can hear, laugh, babble and I know he understands us - so why isn't he talking yet? Should I worry?


View replies by

Gloria - posted on 09/22/2010




my daughter didnt start talking till she was two its totaly normal. she didnt start walking till she was 26months. shes six now and hell on wheels

Sophie - posted on 09/20/2010




I have twin boys who were 12 weeks early. They are 16 months old. They make sounds but not full words. Their 6 year old sister signed and talked early so I was concerned but Dr. assured us they are doing fine. They do sign a little and they understand. Just give him time.

Nancy - posted on 09/16/2010




NOPE!! My son was 9 weeks premature, and he's now 23 months and just now starting to say words. He was 18 months saying mama, dada and baba for the longest time. Now it's football (ootball), what's that, where'd it go?, eye, dog, etc....oh and he barks a lot. Point being.....I never thought he would talk, and while it's been slow and he's still behind the other kids in his group at daycare, he's moving forward. A huge indicator that he'll catch on is his comprehension. My son follows directions wonderfully, but still only talks when he really feels like it. 13 months adjusted is still really early. He'll be fine.

Kristin - posted on 09/09/2010




I wouldn't worry yet. My son wasn't really talking at that age either. We had him evaluated for speech therapy at 18 months (he only had a few words then) and they told us to give him a little more time since everything else was on track. He just turned three years old last month and he talks as well as any child his age. Sometimes it just takes them a little longer, but it doesn't mean they won't catch up and perhaps even surpass some of their playmates.

Amber - posted on 09/08/2010




Dont panic. it is more common then you think! What you can do is talk to your doctor about local programs. You can have a speech therapist come to your house at no cost to you. there is a program in every state.

But I have a friend that has a son that is almost two... he doesn't say words... but he can babble.. They had a speech therapist come out and after a few months they started sign language. After a month of sign language he is now saying words.

[deleted account]

My 29-weeker didn't have ANY words at 19 months. Just like your son, she babbled constantly, and we had her hearing checked, so we knew she was just fine in that department.

We taught her sign language at that point, and within 30 days, she began speaking in sentences. My full-term son is 16 months now, and we've been teaching him signs from the start. His vocabulary is amazing!

This site (below) is great - has videos that show you how to do each sign. Start with a few basics, like "eat," "more," and "milk." Once he has those down, expand to more signs. Before long, he'll start using the word along with the sign, until he drops the sign altogether.

Candace - posted on 09/07/2010




talk to your pediatrician and see what he/she says. Everything could be fine and he's just not ready to talk yet or he may need to see someone to get a little help with that

Sarah - posted on 09/07/2010




Generally, If Your Little One Hasn't Started Talking By Around 15 Months Of Age, They Could Have A Speech Development Issue. If Your Really Worried, I Would Talk To Your Child's Doctor.

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms