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catgirl1976geesealaying Tue 11-Dec-12 20:34:45

DS is 12 months and goes to nursery twice a week

Today when I picked him up they were talking about him speaking and how he doesn't speak much with them but they have heard him say some words to me. His key worker said "you are going to have to let us hear you speak soon Kittenboy"

I am now worried he is behind with his talking and this is why they said that

He can say:

Sock (it's just the "ock")
Fank oo (for thank you)
All gone (well approximation of)
Yoghurt (again more an approximation)
Uh oh
True (one of the cat's names)
George (from a book)

He isn't walking yet either. He cruises holding on to furniture and will walk with his push along cart / push along walker but he hasn't stood or taken any steps unaided yet.

Is he behind?

I'm more worried about his speech than his walking as he always has really waxy ears and some big old lumps come out which I worry may affect his hearinf

Thank you............he's my first (can you tell?) and I don't have any experience of babies so I don't know what's normal, what's a problem etc

TerrariaMum Thu 13-Dec-12 12:15:30

catgirl, I could have written your post a year ago. I was worried about DD's vocab, but in the last month or so (she just turned 2) it picked up really really fast.

I also stopped myself worrying by writing down all the words I could understand that she said. There were more than I thought and it was a great relief.

catgirl1976geesealaying Thu 13-Dec-12 12:07:37

Thank you smile

I'm sorry for being so PFB

I think (now you have all re-assured me) that she was probably refering to him being quiet at nursery, not commenting on his words as these don't seem to matter as they all get different amounts at different stages

He is probably just a bit shy and doesn't babble much with them

thanks to you all for the re-assurance and not making me feel too silly

Fruli Wed 12-Dec-12 22:17:25

Twelveleggedwalk I'm glad I'm not the only one. DD (15m) uses Mam for 'I want' as well as to address me hmm

We have mam, dad and caaaaa-aaaaaaa (probably cat; shrieked) and an almost constant stream of gibberish. Enormous amount of understanding though... Her keyworkers tell me she can say their names - I'm dubious (or my standards for 'words' are too high). OP your PFB sounds fine.

arista Wed 12-Dec-12 14:24:09

Unfortunately people sometimes say thing and do not realise how these things affect you as a parent. Your baby is still very young so what's the matter with these people? A mum knows best and if you are happy with your child development that's all that's matter.

Jojobells1986 Wed 12-Dec-12 14:11:54

Maybe she meant that he was quiet rather than lacking in words. My 14 month old has no recognisable words that he uses in context yet but he 'talks' non-stop!

silverangel Wed 12-Dec-12 13:17:24

DTs are 16 (13 corrected) months and can say:

Row row
shoes - which means tights, socks, shoes, feet toes
dog - which applies to every animal
Dat - which means everything else!

amyboo Wed 12-Dec-12 13:04:03

My DS1 had no words at all at 12 months and although he started cruising the furniture at 9 months, he didn't start walking till he was 13 months. He's now nearly 3 years old and happily gabbles away in his two mother tongue languages, and spends half his time running laps around the downstairs of our house! He really didn't start talking much apart from a few words until he was nearly 2. He has friends who were talking a lot younger, but you can't notice the difference now.

catgirl1976geesealaying Wed 12-Dec-12 08:08:36

I'm in Lancs so not far from Cumbria (which is so gorgeous - whereabouts are you moving to?)

mardarse Wed 12-Dec-12 08:06:36

DD had loads of words at 12 months and walked at 13 months. Was v proud and smug. Ds is 14 months (today!), calls everything Daddy - including me and is nowhere near walking. Not so smug this time! Your DS sounds perfect OP, it's a cliche's true that they are all different and go at their own pace.
I'm in the NW too, with a WA postcode.

Whereabouts in NW? I'm moving to cumbria after xmas and will also need friends with babies smile

catgirl1976geesealaying Wed 12-Dec-12 06:58:15

I'm in the NW truth

I tried my local MN board-thingy but there was only me on it!


Belmo Tue 11-Dec-12 22:58:44

My dd had 48 words on her first birthday, and I'd probably around 80 now at 15 months. She's very chatty, but she won't walk, sleep, eat vegetables or let me put her down for more than 2 minutes so am not feeling very smug! The only other baby I know only has one word but was a v early walker and is much more physical.

Fuchzia Tue 11-Dec-12 22:49:44

At 12 months my DS1 could say 'duck' or possibly 'quack' we were never sure. That was it for at least three months.

Now his nearly three he speaks really well. You have nothing to worry about.

nickelbabylyinginamanger Tue 11-Dec-12 22:46:45

dd is exactly 1 year. bday tomorrow.

she says
da or dadadada
ca' (which is catch but only with persuasion after we've played catch for 20"mins)
and she mimic us but doesn't remember words.
i think she also goes mmmmmmm when she wants milk. or food. or water.

she doesn't go to nursery but sees adults all day every day.

BitBewilderedChristmasTree Tue 11-Dec-12 22:41:35

My DD (PFB) only had a handful of words till she was 2 and then huge progress and full conversation by 2.4. She didn't walk till she was 17mths, either. DS is 22mo and had fewer words than yours at 12mo. He is now doing the huge progress thing all of a sudden, so every week brings new words. He walked at a week after his first birthday and is now a good runner and climber, but constantly trips over things.

Your DS sounds great! Completely appropriate development, and totally normal for you to worry!

Whereabouts are you OP? I bet we can find you some friends with babies grin

DewDr0p Tue 11-Dec-12 22:26:11

From memory, they are looking for 6-10 words at age 18 months. So you can definitely relax OP.

And re the walking, the average age of walking is 14 months and anything between 10-18 months is considered perfectly "normal" and there will be a few outliers outside of that range too. Only 1 of mine walked at 18 months, ds2 at 19 months and ds3 not until 21 months! Bizarrely ds3 is by far the sportiest of the 3.

catgirl1976geesealaying Tue 11-Dec-12 22:24:26

Sorry if this is TMI Bertie but was your DS's lumpy and hard?

Some of the lumps that come out I wonder he can hear at all. I will get im checked.

You may be right that I have just taken an innocent comment the wrong way.

Tunnock she sounds fab! I think DS would be impressed with climbing! I'm not sure he's seen that done by another baby yet grin

<really starts to wish for some friends with babies sad >

He took his first steps the day before his first birthday and was pretty confident by 13mo. He's generally better at all the physical stuff (rolling, sitting, pulling up, walking, were all pretty early) but bad, oh so bad, at the other developmental stuff (still never slept longer than 6 hours in a row and usually only about 3 - zzzzzzz)

Still, I find it very amusing that his only really understandable words are 'ooops' and 'uh-oh' - says something about my anxiety levels around him!

Sorry, I'm babbling. My point is, they're all different. They all do things at different ages/stages, but yours sounds bloody good at talking grin

BertieBotts Tue 11-Dec-12 22:19:19

If you're worried about his ears get them checked out at the GP, I was surprised at the amount DS seems to produce, but GP said it was normal.

tunnocksteacake Tue 11-Dec-12 22:19:07

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BertieBotts Tue 11-Dec-12 22:18:04

Most one year olds can say maybe one or two words?

Maybe the keyworker was meaning it in a nice way rather than a worried way, as in, thinking "Ooh I love this age, they start talking soon!" and was expressing that?

rrreow Tue 11-Dec-12 22:16:36

My 19mo has fewer words than that!

catgirl1976geesealaying Tue 11-Dec-12 22:12:46

He's no genuis smile

He calls everything he likes "dada" and also shouts it at random men in the supermarket grin

Some of whom look terrified

MrTumblesCrackWhore Tue 11-Dec-12 22:10:40

Ds1 didn't say anything other than 'row row' for probably the first 22 months of his life. When he finally caught up and started speaking (in intelligible sentences at 2 and a half) he has never actually shut up.

Unfortunately, this thread has blown apart my theory that dd2 is a genius. She is saying words at 14 months that ds1 did'nt say until he was at least 2. However, nothing like the list in your OP.

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