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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: SWEETY | 2004/11/10

Q.

TODDLER NOT TALKING<br>TODDLER NOT TALKING

Hi

Please advise if this is normal my 13months old baby girl still
don't talk if we speak to her she seems to understand what
we saying and react but does say no words like baba ,tata
ect please advise if i should take her for therapt

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

These word are appropriate at this age and the most important thing is to ensure that her hearing is normal.

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Posted by: SWEETY | 2004/11/12

Hi Mommy

Thanks alot for your reply i really appreciated ,now i feel
much better

God bless

Reply to SWEETY
Posted by: Mommy | 2004/11/11

13 months is still very young. My toddler is also a slow talker and she is already 23 months and is only now starting to say a lot of words, although understanding a lot for a while. Her nanny is Xhosa speaking and our house language is Afrikaans and I think that confused her a little bit. The last 2 months, although, it was if everything was starting to make sense and she has picked up a lot of words - even a few Xhose ones! She still babbles a lot of baby words, but between everything you hear mamma, pappa and chester (the dogs name!).
I don't think you have to worry to much now, especially because you said that she can understand everything you say to her. Just talk to her a lot and read to her, showing her pictures and naming the pictures. Every kid is unique and takes his or her own time to go through development stages.

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