He only says about 14 words. I’m hoping he just starts talking heaps one day?

Posted anonymously, 9th October 2019

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  • Getting flash cards and reading alot can help, asking your maternal health nurse they can give you some advise

  • it never hurts to ask your gp for an opinion – there might be something really small that is holding him back – if ever in doubt dont every worry about asking people for advice – as a new mum your gut tells you things and in all honesty if your gut tells you something you should listen and check it out even for your own peace of mind. I am sure your little guy will be ok -

  • I wouldn’t stress too much at this stage, he’s still only young. But f you’re too worried, visit your GP and see what they say, just to put your mind at ease

  • I have been here. I noticed at about 18 months my daughter wasn’t saying anywhere near as much as other kids her age. I try not to compare but my gut was telling me get it checked out. She’s now 2 and a half and in speech therapy and has improved dramatically. I’m so glad I intervened early. Trust your gut mumma. It never hurts to get an assessment. And if bub needs intervention it is best to be prepared and get onto it sooner rather than later.

  • All kids get there in their own time. If its stressing you out I’d recommend getting his hearing checked by a professional. Even if its just slightly out it can have huge consequences and late speech is a huge warning sign.

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