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14 month old not saying words yet

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Murphy07 Mon 13-Jul-20 09:17:28

I don't know whether I should be worried that there is something wrong or whether I'm just being silly and DS is simply a slow developer.

He met all his milestones at the right time, rolling over by 4 months, sitting by 5, crawling by 7.5 months and cruising by 8.5.

Then things slowed down. He took his first steps by 12.5 months but quickly stopped trying after falling over a second time and now refuses to try walking.

He has very good comprehension and understands lots of simple commands (eg. Give mummy the ball, take off your socks, lie down, give daddy your dummy, point at the book, etc).

But he doesn't say any words yet...unless I am harsh in what counts. He says 'nonononono' whenever something he doesn't want happens (eg. nappy change, I take something away) and says mama a lot but I don't think it's with meaning (think it'd be more obvious?).

Should I be worried about a speech delay?

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BlueChampagne Thu 16-Jul-20 12:03:32

Don't remember either of mine having many recognisable words till about 18 months, and then it was about 20. Don't worry yet!

jellyfish1982 Thu 16-Jul-20 12:07:16

Wouldn't be concerned at all at this point.

CP2701 Thu 16-Jul-20 12:16:16

Too early to worry, especially if his understanding is good. I'd be more worried if there was little understanding of words.

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