Speech development

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Goldie
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Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:52 pm 
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My 17month old boy seems to be really slow with his speech. He can say a couple of words, although, not very clearly. He says daddy and duddy, for dummy, but he doesn't yet say mummy, and even sometimes calls me daddy! Can anyone give me any suggestions of what to do or has anyone come across this before?
I have read to him and read with him. He watches alittle TV. He is around other children a couple of times a week, though he is an only child and I do spend alot of time with him. Help!
amamark01
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Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 12:08 pm 
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my son was the same so i asked my mum what i should do and she talk me to sit him on my lap and bounce him up and down and say daddy to him over and over again then a little louder them that say mummy and just keep doing that. i thought it sounded really sill she told me that she done it with me so i gave it ago. about three weeks later he was saying mummy clear as day. Very Happy
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