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Speech delay ? Should I be concerned ?

Author : Sarah

Submitted : 2018-02-24 18:38:40    Popularity:     

Tags: Speech  delay  concerned  

My daughter is a yr old and 5months and doesn’t say anything except Dada . She knows what we’re saying because she will shake her head no or yes or when we ask her if she wants to eat she’ll walk to her high chair and wait for us to put her in. Or when it

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My younger daughter wasn't very talkative. Her older sister was always doing everything for her, so she didn't need to talk to get what she wanted.

If you feel better, then talk to her doctor about it. But it is not uncommon for second children to be delayed in speech and even walking just because of having an older sibling.

maybe you should take her to a doctor and have them check her out if youre worried about it, i heard i didnt talk till i was 2 1/2

Talk with her pediatrician.

Spend time away from her sister... and do a lot of talking. Often the younger child doesn't talk because they can't get compete with the older sibling.

Attempt to teach her baby sign language.

If you are really concerned, then bring to a doctor. Otherwise I would say Have Patience.

So! You can still get your questions answered, just like the person above said. However, the common age for children to know about 20 words by is typically around 18 months and up. 2 is normally the time you should start getting more concerned because by then they should have picked up more words. Some children just take longer with their speech, which isn't a bad thing. As long as she appears receptive to certain words, you don't have much to really worry about. I watched this with my niece since she took quite a bit of time to actually talk. She is currently 2 and 6 months and she still doesn't know as many words as other toddlers I've seen. It just depends on the kid.

If you are worried, you should go to a pediatrician for more information. Just so you feel less anxious.

There's two things you can do. One is to teach her sign language, so she can communicate with you now. The other is to take her to a pediatrician to get your questions answered.



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