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baby does not call papa mama. 22 months old and still not talking except reading alphabets or numbers . Should i be worry

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Hi Jessica, was in similar situation as you before. Went to polyclinic for the routine checkup, mentioned the concerns and got referred to KKH dept of Child development. Diagnosed with slight speech delay and was given appts for speech therapy where children and assessed at the sessions and caregivers are taught techniques to guide your child. I also found out about an online program called Geminii, its actually targeted at autistic, non/low-verbal/speech delay children but it seemed to really work for my kid too. Google it and give it a try, there is a short free trial period. Early intervention is so important as there is a short window of opportunity to address the situation and caregivers need to learn how to help the child to learn. It isn't always instinctive, even teachers need to be taught how to teach. As parents, we can arm ourselves with knowledge to help our kids succeed and never say no to learning. Jiayou mummy!

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Super Mum

Your baby can read numbers and the alphabet already?? You seriously don’t need to worry ☺️ And someday, your little one will say Mama soooooo many times that you wish you had some peace 😂

3y ago

Any updates on your child? What did the doctor say? Is it ok for a child to recognize numbers and alphabets before speaking and communicating with others?

Hi, any updates? What did the doctor say? So is it a cause for worry if my child can say out all alphabets and numbers but have not talk or communicate yet?

Maybe got speech delay. If worry can consult specialist. But normally is ok. Once they start to open mouth to talk you really hope they keep quite. Lol

Hey, No need to worry a lot as every baby has a different development pace. But do consult your PD as well on this.

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Maybe baby knows, just got character dont like to talk. Reading alphabets is higher level than papa mama.

Super Mum

Too young for proper sentences:) don’t worry. The non stop talking will come soon 😁

Super Mum

If 22mo can already speak proper sentences I think you have a genius already 😂


perhaps not just yet. once mine started after 2yo, couldnt stop yakking 😂

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Let your Pd know. And let them assess if your child has any speech delay.