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Hello beautiful mummies & daddies, may i know when your precious lil one started talking? mine is about to be 16mnths and has yet to say 'mama' or 'papa'...but he can understand everything..reacts to affection n etc etc..
And..doesnt like to EAT! or drink milk..he was exclusively breastfed..n is still...but i doubt it is enough for him..as it is not as frequent as it used to be n i can sense that the milk is not flow-ly as it used to be..any good suggestion on food recipes or tips to get him eating/drinking...thank you very much..
16mths is still young.. I rmb my son first call his daddy when he was 18mth old (cos was CNY eve so i rmb clearly). and nearly 2yo when he first called me Mummy. I was also worried as he didnt know how to form short sentences when he was alrdy 30mths old. But things just suddenly got better few mths after he attend sch. He is now 3, can form short sentences in both mandarin and english. Dont worry Mummy =)
As for the food intake, have you tried cutting down his milk intake? You can cook him some pasta, use cartoon mould to make cute sandwiches, let him eat together with you all.. show him how delicious the food is. =)
ThankQ so much..been askin ple, and they all said that their kids spoke by this age already..got mi so worrying..
as for food, he's on bf...tryin to wean him off by he doesn like fm at all..god! drives mi insane..end up force feeding him always..thou i know its not a good options..he loves pasta thou..n luv the sandwiches idea..thks so much!=D
They'll get there in their own time
At 18 months my boy could only call mama and papa and at his 18month checkup with the community nurse she said we need to bring him to a speech pathologist as he should be speaking 25-50 words. Pft! I ignored her. Months later he starts picking up words and is now speaking in sentences at 26 months. This morning he said "I love you" and I melted! hehehe.
If he is understanding things, indicating his wants through other forms of communication, then no need to worry.
As for food toddlers are very fussy. Keep trying
As for eating, been there, done that. Again, let him take control. My boy only drink about 120ml max when he was your baby's age. Until now, he can only drink 150ml max. I never have to fill the big milk bottle to full unlike other babies. I always envy other mummies whose babies can drink a full big bottle. Again, all babies are different. If he cannot tummy that much milk/ food, just try to fill in more nutritious food as possible.
At your boy's age, I always gave him porridge cook with either pig bone or chicken bone soup with mashed broccoli or spinach plus a teaspoon of ikan bilis powder. Until now, all his food still contain ikan bilis powder for calcium. I will buy one pack of ikan bilis, soaked and wash away the salt, dry fry or oven dry them and blend it twice a month without fail. Now my boy is eating alot more than other kids in his class though his milk intake is still the same. But, the most important thing is that he is happy and not afraid of food and his weight has caught up. =)
mi boi is a slow learner as well..bt heard that slow learner are steady learners? ehehhe..we will see about that..bt its reali nice knowing that kids do eat/speak/walk later then their peers and are still 'normal'...mi boi started walkin onli around 13mnth plus..and now he is delaying in his speech department..will onli hope that mi continuous speakin will motivate him..
maybe mi breast milk is still enuff for him..he makes so much fuss wheneva i feed him fm..which i started a week ago..its sucha struggle..jz 2 feeds of 180ml...n yea,its so envious when i see mi frenz' kids' drinking a good 260ml 4-6times a day..oh well, each child to its own..
thank you dearies..i hope your lil ones are doin awesome! much lurve!=D
Hi , so far how is your boy speech? Mine just turn 15 month still not yet call mama & papa. Everytime try to get him say, he will smile & run away. Make me worried when I see my friend's son 1 month younger than him can say words
hi dear..mi boys says baba n yet to say mama..bt he trys to say..boys are relatively slow in speech apparently..now am not worried cz have seen like 4yrs old not talking n doc saying its okay if they can react to your instructions so i guess i will let him 'develop' on his own..mine already 19mnths so yours still is young..relax dear
Thank you for your information been worry bout it.. Not sure if really baby walk fast tend to slow in speech?? My boy start walking at around 11 month old now started to walk super fast like tryin to run
be patient and you'll see that the young un will be yakking fast enough.
milk wise its best to make sure shes lactose tolerate. otherwise you'll be having lots of toilet break(with your kid)
Just an update here. My boy has soon will be 21 months old. Still no speech. Currently only able to say ,"I want" when he want food. He still not yet say papa and yet. He babbles most of the time so I bring him to Kandang Kerbau Hospital n doc say he has speech delay. Like families n relatives keep telling me boy is slow. Hopefully one day he will talk to me soon