So I've mentioned a few times that Maddy isn't much of a talker & it honestly worries me a bit. Her doctor has said she's not technically behind yet, but she's at the lower end of the spectrum. She signs a few things (milk, yes, no) and can clearly understand when we ask her a yes or no question. She's definitely proven that point again & again. She babbles a lot and says lots of forms of mama (mama, mo-ma, mimi, mommy, muh) & bah sounds for things (bye, bah bah, baby) & hi. I think there are others, but I can't think of them right now. I'm worried that she hasn't added any new words to her vocabulary yet.
What should I do? Wait for her 18 month well-check & just bring it up then? Is there anything I can do now to help her with new words? We talk through things all of the time with her (as we did with Sophie who must have 2 million words in her vocabulary by now--that girl does not stop talking. So this experience w/Maddy is a new one!). What can I do to help her expand her words while we wait?
Thanks for any help or suggestions. I guess I just worry with her, because of her being early & worry about her not staying on track with milestones and all. It's scary & I hate thinking like that, but I just want her to have a normal life, despite her early beginnings. I will never stop worrying about her, but I do hope that I will eventually stop thinking about her as being a preemie & compare her to other kids in her age range.
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