He is almost 19 months old and no words??

Christy - posted on 11/03/2008 ( 6 moms have responded )




I am concerned about my son Jacob. He is very smart and I know he is trying to communicate and say words but, all he gets out are letter sounds and really adorable noises. I am wondering if this is caused by giving him the "bink" off and on?? We have been trying to break him of wanting the bink.

He usually only has at bed time to go to sleep.

I am praying he will start talking soon!


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Angie - posted on 11/03/2008




My daughter is 19 months as well, and doesn't say too much at all. She kind of says all done, dada (of course), hi, and everything else is dada type consonant sounds. I asked my Dr about it at her 18mo checkup and he was not worried in the least, even though I compare her to other kids and it seems like she is a little behind. But she is ahead in other things. The bink doesn't hurt anything, is another thing he said. Today, she finally said MAMA! I have been waiting for months for her to do that!

Anna - posted on 11/03/2008




When Jacob cries or wants something, ask him to use his words, then model the words to him. Have you tried any "baby signs" with him to help his communication and ease his frustration? I would definately check with your doctor, and see if they reccomend any speech therapy. A lot of times, early intervention is covered by the public school system. Good luck! Some kids learn at different rates.

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My boy is 2 and all he says is gi ge ga and ca he will be starting speech therapy soon but i would consider talking to yours doctor about his speech he would probably refer u to a speech therapist,a child thats 19months should know 20 to 30 wards alot of children i know talk very well are between 15 and 20 months thay all say mam dad ta dog alot more thats not just where i am,play school helps with there speech i wish i took my boy children need alot of stimulation especially verbal communication.All my friends at play group send there kids to play school thay have good speeck.

Amber - posted on 11/03/2008




Keep praying! Oh, my nephew didn't really talk except like you are describing until he was almost 3 years old and now he is 4 and normal. Our middle daughter had the nookie till her 3rd birthday and she can speak just fine and she LIVED with the thing in her mouth. I advise you get it checked out but don't get into a panic.

Jessica - posted on 11/03/2008




hum wow my son turned two now, and he was ruffly 17 months that he wasn't saying words but the vowels sounds, except for mama a few times and daddy like crazy. i don't think its from the "binky". if you are really concerned about him not talking you can always get him evaluated with the early learning intervention. its a in home service that helps your child up to the age of 3, with any type of developmental issues that he may have. look into it. Its been helping me a lot with he's developmental delay and i hope it works out for you

Ashley - posted on 11/03/2008




19 months is not unusual to only be babbling and saying vowells and consanants. He may have words for things you just don't realize because it doesn't sound anything like what you call it. My son was saying some wierd wjekodkc word for the last 3 months - we had no idea what it was, but he said it over and over several times a day. Yesterday it started sounding like "what you doing?"

I was like, well, duh mom!

I wouldn't let him use the bink during the day at all - that does delay speech some, but not enough to be concerned.

Try to coax him - when you give him a cookie say "cookie, cookie" slowly - see what hes comes up with. He may just not want to talk yet - my friends daughter didn't talk until she was almost 2 (not any real words, not even mama) and around 2 she just started saying full phrases. They thought she was developmentally behind - she was just waiting until she had something interesting to say.

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