My 15 month old only says 2 or 3 words is this normal?
My daughter is 15 months old and only says a couple of words. She does jabber some and she also still takes a pacifier. She also has an older brother the age of 10 which he seemed to talk much earlier. So my question is, is this normal for her age?
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Limited Talking For 15 Month Old Baby
Yes, perfectly normal. The first child often talks a bit younger because they are getting lots more one on one attention. The next baby often is observing more, but not having so much interaction.
She may be one of those children who suddenly launches into talking and you won't be able to shut her up!
I would limit the pacifier
though. There is quite a bit of evidence that babies that use a pacifier a lot, don't develop speech so early.
Learning to talk is also connected with a degree of frustration - trying to communicate their needs. Babies who have a pacifier popped in their mouth when they grizzle, don't learn to try harder, they get some comfort, but are learning to suck for comfort instead of interact. Of course it all depends how much you use it, but I would try to limit it to just sleep times now.
Just keep talking lots to her, making eye contact, telling her the names of things, holding things out and naming them. Point to her eyes, tummy, hand etc and say the words and she will start to copy in time.
Life is a lot busier when you have more than one child, and there tends not to be so much close one on one interaction, which does make a huge difference. Of course she is also learning and observing lots of other things from having an older brother.
It will come in time, she is still pretty young and will understand lots of what everyone is saying, even if she is not talking much yet.
All the best,
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