I had a bit of an upsetting visit with DS's pedi earlier in the week. He doesn't say a lot of words, but he babbles constantly and does consistently say bye-bye, ma, dada, baba (bottle), baby, and something that sounds like hello. I think he has also said thank you, and touchdown, but the pedi said that it doesn't count if it was only a one or two time thing?
He was a very early walker (about 8.5-9 months) and his motor skills are still above average, and his comprehension is great. If I ask him to get me a cupcake from his toy kitchen for example, he will get it, or if I ask him if he wants to feed the cat he will go get a can of food and put the can in the cat's dish. He does lots of other things like that too, those are just two examples. I mentioned all this to the pedi and she said she wants to see him back in a month regardless to to re-evaluate and if she doesn't see an improvement she wants him to go to EI.
I personally feel she is overreacting. I was a late talker, and so was my dad, and DS clearly hears fine, has never had an ear infection, etc. I requested a different dr at the practice for when he does go back, but what is your opinion?