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05/03/2013 at 22:54
I know I should maybe post on bt but it seems more pg and v young baby related and hoping some mums of older babies may help.
H is 16 months. I haven't been concerned about her development before but I have been aware she is doing things alot later than others. This doesn't normally bother me as being my 4th I know they all develop at different rates.
She is only just walking but her brothers were pretty late walkers.
Her speech is non existent . Well actually he can say ta. And I'm sure I once heard her say no but could have been just a noise.
all she does is say urrr for everything. She does understand what I am saying but just doesnt speak and she doesn't attempt to except urrrr. I know she kind of gets what she wants because the older children just give her things so she doesn't need to talk. She can't even do animal noises despite me frequently doing them.
i bumped into a mum and baby who's a week younger than Heidi and she was chattering away and even said the name Heidi and its this that's now got me worried. my eldest was a late talker but he's nearly 16 now so I can't actually remember exactly when and I guess I'm just looking for reassurance that all is ok.
06/03/2013 at 05:44
My boy didn't talk until he was 22 months and before that would not babble or make much effort to talk. He is now 3 and does not stop talking now! His sister on the other hand was having full conversations with us at 18 months. Try not to worry
06/03/2013 at 07:15
I think the only word my son was saying at that age was no! Even now at 22 months he doesn't use sentences. We have lots of words and he will copy things if you point them out to him. I have seen younger children who are further along with their speech but I know he will get there in the end. Hope that helps
06/03/2013 at 07:39
N was a very late talker and even now at 4 isn't quite speaking clearly enough but he is catching up with others in his age group now. At home he doesn't shut up! I wouldn't worry, especially at 16 months.
06/03/2013 at 07:52
I think as long as she can understand you and respond to you even in non-verbal ways theni wouldn't worry. Sounds like she does that so theres nothing wrong with her hearing and it is pretty likely it's as you say, because she doesn't have to talk. The other kid being able to say Heidis name is just far advanced for her age, M couldn't say her own name at that age never mind someone else's.
If you are still worried though there would be no harm in having a quick chat with your HV x
06/03/2013 at 08:07
Thanks all. I thought I was being a bit daft but its been niggling away at me so I'm glad I've asked. I shall jus enjoy her appearing more babyish for longer as after all she's my last.
06/03/2013 at 08:47
Aw Mrs C, I really wouldn't worry at 16 months lovey. They all develop at different rates xx
06/03/2013 at 08:48
W is 15 months and doesn't say a single word. She doesn't even attempt to copy words if I repeat them to her. She just
Babbles. I asked the hv last week and she said its fine there's nothing to be concerned about.
06/03/2013 at 08:50
C was about 2 when he started talking, but his speech came on really quickly and within a couple of months he was putting words together to make sentences and now he just doesn't stop!! Enjoy the peace xx
06/03/2013 at 10:00
My brother was sent for hearing tests because he just wouldn't speak. Then they realised it was me, I pondered to him passed him things, fed him gave him juice. I was five years older than him and they realised he just wasn't talking as he had no need to atal, oops! I bet she is just doted on and there is nothing wrong with that. She will speak when she is ready then I'm sure it will be hard to stop her.
06/03/2013 at 13:28
Thanks all, I really appreciate it. Funnily enough while walking to school I rang H for Lucy to speak to as he's away and she put the phone to Heidis ear and said its daddy and she said the clearest Dadddeeeeee. So I am just worrying over nothing
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