||What to look for:
||See MD if:
||Baby listens to your voice. He coos and gurgles and tries to make the same
sounds you make
||If your 3 month
old does not listen
to your voice.
||Baby plays with sounds. Some of these sounds like words, such as
"baba" or "dada". Baby smiles on hearing a happy voice, and cries or
looks unhappy on hearing an angry voice.
||If your baby is
||Baby understands simple words. She stops to look at you if you say
"No-no". If someone asks "where's Mommy?" Baby will look for you. Baby
will point, cry, or do other things to "tell" you to pick her up, or bring a
||I you 10 month
old does not
look when people
talk to him.
||Fist words! Baby says 1 or 2 words and understands 25 words or more. Baby
will give you a toy if you ask for it. Even without words, baby can ask you for something
by pointing, reaching for it, or looking at it and babbling.
||If your 1 year
old is not
or things he
||Most children can sat "thank you" and at least 10 other words,
and can follow simple directions like "bring me the shoe".
||If your 18
||Your child can put 2 words together in a semi sentence, such as "go
byebye" or "where's Daddy?". He can copy several words you say. She
understands directions such as "in", "on", or "at".
||If your 2 year
old cannot say
50 words and
does not put
See each check up advice for suggestions
on developing the speech.
Another Speech-language Development
||Startles to loud sounds, quiets when spoken to.
||Make pleasure sounds (cooing), smiles when sees you.
||Moves eyes in direction to sounds, notices toys that make
sounds, pays attention to music.
||Babbling more speech-like sounds (p,b,m), makes gurgling
sounds when left alone.
||Turns and looks for sounds, recognizes common words (cup,
||Uses speech or noncrying sounds to get attention, imitates
different speech sounds
||Responds to his/her name and "no", follows simple
||Babbling increases using lots of vowels and consonants,
says first words
||Points to a few body parts, Follows simple commands,
points to pictures in book
||Says more words every month, uses 1-2 word questions,
starts to put 2 words together.
||Understands differences in meaning, follows two requests.
||Has a word for almost everything, uses 2-3 word sentences.