Am I worried for no reason?

Shawnteria - posted on 11/08/2013 ( 12 moms have responded )

63

0

12

My son just turned one on October 28th and people keep saying he should be talking now and asking why isn't he. At first I just thought he will talk in his own time now im worried he may not talk until he's two or three because he hasn't said a word yet. He says mamma but it's indirect but I know he knows who he's calling and sometimes he says dadda but that's also indirect and I don't think he's saying it as a name. Other than that he doesn't say anything should I be worried or should I just relax and give him some more time to speak?

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Aurora M - posted on 11/11/2013

2

0

0

when it is worth talking about or walking for, they will do it. He might just be a very observant child. Try some basic repetitive sign language from "more" to "please". If he can handle that, great. If he isn't picking it up after a couple of weeks, I would talk to his pediatrician.

Jennie - posted on 11/13/2013

43

0

4

My son is turning 15 months in a few days, and he does not say many words either. He says mamma, dadda, babba, and "ah" or "ha" for everything else. However, I am not worried. He understands many things I say, i.e. when I say "breakfast time!" he goes to his highchair and tries to get in it....or when I say "get your shoes" he immediately starts shrieking with excitement as he goes to bring them to me. Things like that let me know the language is there, he is just not saying too much yet.
Do you notice the same thing with your son? I am sure he understands certain things you say.
My pediatrician scared me a little during his 10 month well care visit. She was concerned that if he was not saying anything by his 1 yr visit, she would have to recommend early intervention! I was so nervous, however, a few days before his 1 yr visit, he finally said "mamma!" A few weeks later he started saying "dada"....then "babba". So it is going very slowly, but surely:)
Does your son seem to be ahead physically? I noticed my son was doing things physically earlier than some other babies (started rolling over at 2 1/2 months, was crawling before others, etc) yet other babies were doing other things earlier than he was (such as saying mamma, being able to point to pictures in a book when asked, etc). Maybe his brain is focusing on the physical stuff right now, and the verbal stuff will come into play later....that's something someone told me and it kind of stuck in my mind when it comes to this topic.
Try not to worry too much. You will see so many changes between now and a few months, and your son may be saying and doing so much more by then:)
P.S. my friend's baby turned one in September and has still not said a single word. After testing was done, they learned that she has less than 5% hearing and she will need to get more testing done. However, your son says mamma and sometimes dadda, so I would think he is just going at his own pace.

Eraina - posted on 11/11/2013

1

0

0

If you are concerned speak with his pediatrician about having his hearing checked. I have a four year old granson who was not talking until 2 years of age.
Now we can't shut him up. : ) Best of luck

Aurora M - posted on 11/11/2013

2

0

0

when it is worth talking about it, he will more than likely do it. He is probably a very observant little boy and it taking it all in at this time, but if you are desperate to see progress, try some baby sign language, and if that is not effective after a couple of weeks, you might want to have a discussion with his pediatrician.

Aurora M - posted on 11/11/2013

2

0

0

when it is worth talking about or walking for, they will do it. He might just be a very observant child. Try some basic repetitive sign language from "more" to "please". If he can handle that, great. If he isn't picking it up after a couple of weeks, I would talk to his pediatrician.

12 Comments

View replies by

Penny - posted on 11/15/2013

34

0

6

every kid is different - even siblings. My first (boy) could say less than 10 words on his second birthday. He actually rode a bike without training wheels before he could say the word bike. He is 4 now and he NEVER stops talking. I mean ever.

My daughter spoke at 7 month. She was using full sentences and having entire conversations before her second birthday. They look identical, have both of the same parents.

Alot of people brought up autism with me when Alex was little. I never worried, not one time, that he was not progressing normally. Because average is just average, it is made up of kids who are rally advanced and delayed and they all make up a healthy range. Alex excelled in other areas and he is a great kid. I always knew what he needed without him having to say, so perhaps our bond make talking less urgent for him than some of his more physical pursuits.

Jessica - posted on 11/15/2013

3

0

0

From what my pediatrician has told me about my 2 yr old son is that boys take a little longer to start potty training AND talking, it is completely normal he isn't talking now by the age of one. My son is 2 in less than a month and he is an only child (they say younger children may learn faster bc they have another child talking to them) and he is only saying 2 word sentences, don't worry it will come with time if he isn't talking couple word sentences by 2 in a half or 3 I would ask your pediatrician.

Shawnteria - posted on 11/14/2013

63

0

12

Thank you for your response and he does know what i say when i say come here or no or eat eat and he loves to say huh to everything.

Shawnteria - posted on 11/11/2013

63

0

12

he loves music. in particular his ABC's when i sing them he sings them with me. he just cant say the letters but he does sing too

User - posted on 11/09/2013

294

0

102

you know i use to think that every kid kid starts to talk at 1 cause my son did but then 10 years later i had a baby girl she is now 11 months and does not talk as of yet but makes a lot of noise yelling and babbling so i would say the kid will talk when it wants to some kids are advanced and some r not but what i do with my kids is everything you give them like a cracker you say heres a cracker tell them what your giving them so they know whats what if they dont know what to say they dont tend to talk ,, my son at 1 1/2 could say 40 words and say things like look a cat or what tat dog do or oone ring lol my son had and still does had a problem with the TH or PH so some words r different dont worry unless the kids is 2 or three then start seeing why but remember you have to give the kid a reason to talk you cant talk for them and you need to teach them what to call things A MOMMY OF TWO

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