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15 month only saying 11 words

I’m cincerned for my baby since she only says about 11 words and points for things she wants. I can tell her go get mommy a book please and will bring one to me . Stack blocks and I will say the color of them an dshe will repeat some. I think she gets frustrated cause she will point and I will tell her I don’t understand use your words and she will get so made and have a tamtrum.. 
     My baby has a 15 month check up and will bring that concern up and also her walking she push her little grocery cart around but will not walk in her own. My 4 year daughter was so advanced in speaking but not in walking. I’m just trying to think positive ... and continue reading books to her and she has a puzzle she does and knows the animals and I tell her to give me each animal and she does she understands but just won’t speak as much. 

Re: 15 month only saying 11 words

  • Jessg1408 said:
    I’m cincerned for my baby since she only says about 11 words and points for things she wants. I can tell her go get mommy a book please and will bring one to me . Stack blocks and I will say the color of them an dshe will repeat some. I think she gets frustrated cause she will point and I will tell her I don’t understand use your words and she will get so made and have a tamtrum.. 
         My baby has a 15 month check up and will bring that concern up and also her walking she push her little grocery cart around but will not walk in her own. My 4 year daughter was so advanced in speaking but not in walking. I’m just trying to think positive ... and continue reading books to her and she has a puzzle she does and knows the animals and I tell her to give me each animal and she does she understands but just won’t speak as much. 
    My daughter is 17 months and doesn't even have 11 words yet. I'm not really sure why you're concerned except that your other daughter was "so advanced." It's not bad if your daughter is average or even below average. Children advance and learn at different rates, and being average or below average doesn't mean there's anything necessarily amiss.

    Most sources when I googled say that 15-month-olds should have around 3-5 words. 

    Additionally, my daughter didn't walk much until close to 15 moths as well. From my research, it's not a big deal unless your daughter is noticeably not moving much or doesn't stand. The fact that she walks pushing a cart is a sign of her good development. 

    Certainly, bring it up if you want, but I really don't think you have anything to be worried about. 
  • We had a similar experience with our daughter. She only spoke about a dozen words at the age of 2. We spoke to her pediatrician about it, after ensuring she wasn't tongue tied, it was determined that she could benefit from speech therapy. I thought it was a bit strange since she wasn't really speaking, but the therapy was great! What we discovered was that our daughter was speech stunted due to drinking from sippy cups, apparently the same sucking action that is used with a bottle was also used with sippy cups and was stunting her ability to retract her tongue therefore causing her speech to be delayed. The therapist suggested straw therapy, basically using different sizes of straws to force her tongue to have a workout over time therefore helping her speech. Worked great! I hope you find some answers, it may be easier than you think. Good luck Mom, stick with your mommy gut and pursue answers for your little one. 
  • I wouldn't be too concerned. My daughters were also very different. My oldest was walking at 13 months and her vocabulary at 18 months was about 30 words. Our second daughter didn't walk until almost 18 months and only said about 6 words! I was a little concerned, but you know they are all different and learn at different rates! It sounds like your daughter is doing other age appropriate things (pointing, learning to walk, etc.). If you're truly concerned, talk to your dr. But I'll bet she'll say close to the same thing!
  • My 15 month old barely has any words.  Her brother was a late talker, wet to speech therapy.  I found it to be a waste of time.  All they did was tell me to speak slow and clear.  Read books and sing to him.  I was doing all that already.  I stressed about it for so long.  He really didn't get consistent with talking until about 2 and he actually speaks very well.  I am not stressed about my daughter.  She will talk when she is ready.
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