My daughter is 18 months old too...she has a trach and is only saying a word or two. She signs quite a bit, but really doesn't say words yet. However, my two boys never really said many words until they were 2 years old and they didn't experience the medical challenges our girls have been through. I wouldn't be too worried. Kids often focus on different areas of development--you see an explosion in one area and then things stall out for a while as they make progress in another area--It sounds like she is doing great!
: Hey guys...its been a while since i posted a
: question on here. My Kate is now 18months
: old and doing really well. She is
: walking/playing/ feeding herself and
: generally a typical little toddler. Chunky
: monkey weighs in at 29lbs and is off the
: charts for her height(wonder where she could
: have gotten that one with her mommy being
: 6ft!!). She now has 16teeth and are a
: little crowded, but not bad. Her jaw has
: grown out nicely although she still has a
: pretty significant overjet per the dentist.
: My question now is about speech. Kate had
: about 9 "words" at 14months.
: Since she started walking about two months
: ago, she has really slacked off on her
: speech. She doesn't use any of her words
: anymore. We are going to get a speech
: consult tomorrow, but i am still really
: worried about it. She is appropriate
: otherwise, and i see no signs of autism or
: anything like that. I just can't understand
: what happened in the speech department. She
: babbles all day and points to things she
: wants, but no words. How old were your guys
: when they started talking?? Did any of you
: have a similar experience?? What helped your
: little ones start talking?? Thanks guys...
: Holly and Kate
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