At DD's 12 month appointment, her pediatrician was concerned because she isn't really saying any words yet. She referred us to a speech therapist, but we would probably have to pay out of pocket for any services.
She says bababa all the time and sometimes says dadada. I have heard her say nanana but not consistently and once she said "muuu". She also makes lots of vowel sounds and a few other less clear sounds.
She now says something that is a cross between baba and bye bye and waves when DH leaves for work or other appropriate times, but we think she also says bye bye when she means hi too.
As for her receptive language, there are about 10 items around the house she will look at or point to when we ask where they are. She responds to No and her name and will do other things if we say them and point (I.e. put the ball in the can).
She likes having books read to her and wants her favorites read to her over and over.
She has been on the late side with meeting most of her milestones. She didn't crawl until 10 months, didn't start saying baba or dada until 8 months. Would you see a speech therapist at this point or wait?