I am not sure how to assess whether my lo is talking or not? He doesn't no say any words but does try to babble a lot!! He can say car and baby and ball but only if I tell him to say it. (and that's not always) he understands soon much, but doesn't say words for most part. He babbles and and aphas full conversations with me, but I don't understand a word. What is normal now? We go to 18 monthnold appt actually when he turns 19 months. So I will ask then, but I'm a little worried. He is very active pointing at everything ! Very observant too. Just no real words.