Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Ayesha Majiet | 2011-05-06

Q.

Baby can''t talk yet

Hi
My baby girl turned 1 on 13.02.2011 and is almost 15 months but is still not talking. Not even a " mama" , " dada"  or " tata" . I this normal or should I be worried. She does understand everything we ask her to do and she responds well to instructions and there''s nothing wrong with her hearing.
Please advise asap as I am starting to get a bit worried

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby is slightly late with her speech, but she appears to understand everything. Most importantly she is able to hear well. Give her more time and if she has still not said a single word, such as 'mama' by the age of 18 months please write in again.

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