I'm getting frustrated with ds's lack of speech. All he does is point and I have to guess wtf he's pointing at. If I try to make him SAY it, I get silence and he doubles down on the pointing. Words have to come soon, right?
Speech varies so much, like everything else. DS really didn't start saying much AT ALL until he was 18mos (and now at 3.5 he literally never stops talking and has an INSANE vocabulary). I feel like L might be the same. It's a hard time because they understand so much but lack the expressive ability to make their needs known. Frustrations all around. But he will get there!
Post by eyelashedviper on Apr 21, 2017 20:49:11 GMT -5
Neither of my little ones really has words yet. They will 'moo' and H makes a 'whoo' for owls and they make repetitive sounds. I'm ready for them to figure some out! Their receptive language is good so I'm not concerned just looking forward to even more effective communication.
DD1 was so different, she was very verbal from a very early age and had a vocabulary of 10 words by her first birthday and was readily stringing them together by 18 months.
Fun: they are both starting to sign more and more, they can identify several body parts (head, nose, toes, belly button, ear), and they listen surprisingly well. S gives the best hugs and in the last two weeks L has been constantly climbing into our laps which is the cutest thing
Not fun: so much whining when they don't get their way. The 30 minutes for dinner prep is very frequently spent with one or both crying because they want to be in the kitchen with me.
Re: throwing food off the highchair - I found that when they hold something over the edge if I say "don't drop it", or "no", or "don't throw that" it ends up on the floor instantly. If I say "on your tray or in your mouth please" it almost always ends up where it belongs.
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