Our baby girl is 600 (1 year, 7 months) days old but can't speak like other babies (girls or boys) who are 500 - 600 days old.

We are not worried about this. but we have questions. My baby girl understands anything but when she wants to speak , she screams.

She started standing and walking in her 8th month but other babies start speaking sooner than our baby.

Some people say:

those babies who watch tv (more than 1 hour per day) , starting speaking late?

Is this true?

they said:

because TV is monologue and not be a dialogue , baby always listen and not to try to speaking ... not need to speak ... and not try conversation

We have a specialist looking at our child but he said : No problem

But we want to know did you have similar experiences or if you have information about this?

asked 22 Jan '13, 03:35

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edited 27 Jan '13, 14:42

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According to this article I found through the Mayo clinic on Language development:

By the end of 18 months, your child may: Point to an object or picture when it's named
Recognize names of familiar people, objects and body parts
Follow simple directions accompanied by gestures
Say as many as eight to 10 words

When we had an Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist examine our daughter following multiple ear infections he also stated that by 18 months she should start to put together two-word sentences (e.g. me up).

If your daughter meets these milestones I wouldn't worry about comparing her to other children you know her age. From my experience there is a huge difference between children at such a young age. If you are concerned you can seek advice from a Speech and Language Pathologist for an Assessment.

As far as watching TV delaying language development, I have never read this; however, that doesn't mean it isn't true. In our experience with our two daugthers, they were exposed to some television before age two (in the room playing while we watched something) and have watched some shows after 18 months. Both have no problems with language at this time (4 and 2 years).


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