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26/10/2012 at 18:56
My son is also 21 months and will not say hardly anything. I believe his hearing is fine and he knows what a lot of things are. I can ask him to bring me his cup, or put it in the trash and he will do it usually without my help but he just will not say anything. He babbles ALL THE TIME . He loves to talk and sometimes it looks like he thinks he is actually talking. He will babble and shake his head and he will point at something and babble and then look at me to respond. For a while I thought it was cute and normal and I would go along with it but now I am starting to think that maybe I shouldn't have because when I try to get him to say a word he wont do it. Every now and then he will copy me and say a word but once he does he never says it again. The only consistant word he will say is "bye bye" and it's not that clear but you can tell. His ped told us that it isn't something she wants to be concerned with right now but she will have to run some test once we go back for his 2 yr check up if he has no progressed. I believe she said that once he is 2 50% of what he should be saying needs to be understood by a stranger. So, I am also very concerned because I am afraid that he will not start talking in the next 3 months but I know there is nothing wrong with him. He is very smart and very active he loves playing with other kids and laughs and smiles like he should. I do think though that babies will go at their own pace so I believe that if all the tests come back fine, then there shouldn't be anything to worry about. Your son was a little behind in everything else then it only seems normal for him to be a little behind in talking. I hope everything works out for him
26/07/2013 at 10:24
My Son Is 2 yrs 8 months but he only say mama.should i worry .
we did all the test and its noraml .can u please help me.
07/01/2014 at 18:07
Hi. My son is 21 month old, and i'm pretty much in the same position as you are, Happymama. He has amazing recognition of his toys, who all his family are (he'll point to us if asked. EG: Where's daddy/mummy/sister/nana) He even recognises our cats by name and can identify them, He's bright as a button in every aspect. But just will not talk!!! he says mama, mammy, mummy. but that's all he says. Like you, i've noticed a change and increase in his baby babble. And i've also noticed he's started copying peoples actions (hand gestures etc) I was worried he may have something like aspergers, as he does fly into (sometimes) uncontrollable rages and hits himself with anything he can get his hands on. But, when it comes down to it, i think little boys are just lazier haha. My daughter (7) by this age, never shut up. lol (still doesn't) And we're a vocal family, always talking, singing, etc. So, He's not lacking there. We've not had his eyes or ears tested since he was born. But i'm going to book in with my GP this week to see what advise he can give me on getting my son tested for any underlying problems, Like aspergers syndrome. Good luck to you, and thank you for posting. I know i'm not alone on this now!! (BTW I read, that, as long as they can communicate non verbally (which my son does very well) then there's no real problem. Better to be safe than sorry tho!!)
19/05/2015 at 00:55
Hi my little one is 21months old. He is not talking. when is was 12 months old he use to mom , daddy. But after that suddenly he stop talking. not me is not talking a sing word also. Pls help me
19/05/2015 at 17:28
Don't worry, try to let your baby with with more other baby, this would help.
22/05/2015 at 08:03
It's very common and completely normal I promise! My son is now 3 but only started really saying odd words at around 21 months. Now he could talk the hind legs off a donkey! Once he started things moved fast....it was like he'd been taking it all in and it suddenly exploded.
One thing I would say is my son was very early with walking etc, I think he was more of a mover than a talker to start with if that makes sense?
29/06/2015 at 22:38
It's not just boys my 21 month old girl will only say mama and align of winning noises she doesn't really babble but she understands everything you say to her
29/06/2015 at 22:39
A lot not align and whining not winning
19/08/2015 at 07:50
Don`t worry so much. Mine ir almost 3 years old and doesnt talk as much as other do. At that age (21 months) he was the same like yours. Make some parties or events with kids who is talking and you will see - he will start to speak!
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