Hi everyone! My daughter will be 17 months in a few weeks aND still on says a few words consistently - Momma, dadda and bubba (our dogs nickname) . She has said baby in the past. She understands us just fine. Points things out. Can point to her body parts etc. I think her dr said 5 words by 18 months is ideal. However it still makes me a little worried. I have friends with kids the same age that say way more words than she does. Should i be concerned? WhaT was your experiences?
Re: How Many Words at 16 months
At the same time, if you are really concerned and just want the reassurance, it couldn't hurt to ask for an evaluation for early intervention. Those can have a long waiting list to be seen, though, so her language may start growing before your appointment!
Our local United way chapter has an online early evaluation tool (it's in the project ready for school or ready to read, something like that. ) if yours has a similar tool it would be a quick way to reassure yourself and see that she is on track.
This number is not correct for a 16 month old. It's awfully high. This is something an 18 month old or a 2 year old should have.
OP you should listen to what your Pedi says because if your Pedi isn't worried then you really shouldn't be either.
I understand your worry because I did that with my first child even though the Pedi assured me everything was fine. It's hard not to compare them to other kids their age but it really will just drive you crazy. My first child had a language explosion at like 20-22 months and put all my worries to rest. I wouldn't panic just yet!
I love how you know the amount is 115+
I wouldn't be too worried yet but if it does start to worry you more then don't hesitate to take her to a speech therapist it doesn't hurt!