17.5 month babbling, but no actual words
My son is nearing 18months now and babbles a lot (it sounds like he’s speaking in full sentences!), but he’s got no words. He’s also born 4 weeks early, if that still applies. Should I worry? The whole babbling in full sentences was a recent thing, so should I take that as he’s progressing? Possibly towards random words??? I, of course, talk to him ALL THE TIME. And I repeat words as I’m pointing to the subject. He’ll make a noise like he’s repeating my word, but it doesn’t sound like the word. For example I’ll say “dog dog” and he’ll say “wo wo”. Is that him trying? When I saw the doc for our 15month visit (or whenever it was) she had mentioned that my son should be saying at least 5 words soon, and if still nothing by 18months, we need to look into speech therapy... His 18months visit is coming soon!