how much should my son be saying at 16 months


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Anna - posted on 03/28/2012




not really, my son hardly spoke and is now going through an autism diagnosis at nearly 4.... if it is concerning you that he is not saying much definitely ask your gp about it

Sarah - posted on 02/09/2010




Yeah they are definitely all different. My first (a boy) was terrible at talking and is only just catching up with others at aged 3 and a half. But this is perfectly normal. Whereas my 16 month old baby girl talks nearly as much has he does, which is also normal! Try not to worry too much. Just talk often to him and gradually he'll pick it up.

Sunrise - posted on 02/09/2010




I second (or third?) that each child develops independantly. As long as they are making noises and sounds, even if goo goo gaga means they heading in the right direction. The more you verbalize and describe to them what is happening aorund them the more likely they are to verbalize themselves. Exposure to words, books and language in general will benefit them when learning to verbalize.

Jessica - posted on 02/09/2010




If they are talking at all even just a few words, then it is perfectly normal. Dont worry about it at all. You can definitely talk to your pedi though, but im sure they will tell you all is fine.

Adrian - posted on 02/09/2010




I was actually thinking the same question. My son just turned 17months and only says a couple words (Mom, Dada, up, thank you, welcome, & uh-oh). Like Sue-Anna, he has full blown conversations in his own language. I have 3 older boys, but they all spoke early. I just wanted to see what other Mom's with children my youngests age were experiencing before I talk to his pediatrician. Thanks.

Sue-Anna - posted on 02/09/2010




Yup, I agree. They are all different and do things at different rates. My little girl was saying quite at this stage but my little boy (Sep 11) isn't talking. He says Mumma, Daddy, I finished and I think that's it. He does however think he's having full blown conversations with me which is so cute.

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