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Nov 03, 2008
sadie
Our 1 year old daughter has silent reflux, hypotonia as well as benign external hydrocephalus. We are currently weaning onto whole milk (we'll see if it works) and she is also on Prevacid 15mg per day.
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Keira will be 14 months on the 20th. So far she can say "momma and daddy" but that's it as far as words go. She will day "dot" for dog, "bugne" for bunny and for bear she replaces the b for a d. She babbles all day long but only two words so far. Is that normal? One lovely friend claims they should be able to say a lot more by now. Since she's behind on gross motor skills I'm concerned about this too. Thanks for any info! :)
Nov 03, 2008
mom2adriane&morgan
Adriane Reese 05/16/07; seemingly healthy when born; diagnosed with MSPI, severe Reflux, Apnea, Ashtma, Epilepsy, and severe food allergies(rice, corn, milk, soy, eggs, oats, wheat, beef, chicken, squash, pumpkin, avocado, etc.);On apnea monitor, seems to be tolerating RCF w/carbohydrate mixed in; on Zyrtec, Xopenex, Prevacid
Adriane will be 18 months on the 16 and she doesn't say that many words, at least not clearly. She will say Momma and hardly ever daddy, dh has been momma for months. She will say "mo mo" for Morgan. She doesn't say much more than that. I have always wondered but she started saying "uh oh" and "no", she doesn't say a lot but she knows how to communicate. She did say "gimme" one day. Which was funny. We have almost decided that she can say it but that she just is very picky about when and what to say. It is funny because she will say stuff every once in a while but then she might not say it again. If you are worried talk to her ped and they can usually tell what is normal. Or you might need to get her hearing checked. -Amanda
Nov 03, 2008
kubicki5
Julie - I have three children. My youngest Katie is my refluxer. My first Ben was very colicy and is ADHD. My middle Jakob is pretty easy going. Katie had it bad as a baby no sleep for two years. She was on Nutramagin, Prevacid and Zantac. Thought we were through it but after age three it came back big time. After her scope she was put on Prevacid 45mg a day and mylanta as needed. Scope was in Sept. Showed damage in stomach and espophogus. It took about 7 months of medication and Reflux diet for her to start feeling better.
Why don't you talk to the ped. at her 18 month check-up. She will be able to tell you if she is behind or not. Early intervention is best. I actually did not listen to my ped reagrding early intervention at my middle son's 18 month and we had a lot of work to do to catch up once he was in pre-school.

BTW. I wouldn't listen to other moms. Every child is so different and develops at their own pace.

Nov 03, 2008
sadie
Our 1 year old daughter has silent reflux, hypotonia as well as benign external hydrocephalus. We are currently weaning onto whole milk (we'll see if it works) and she is also on Prevacid 15mg per day.
Hmmm...she passed her hearing test when she was born and I know she can hear me as if I ask her "can mommy have this?" or whatever she'll give me what I'm asking for. She'll use sign language too. She seems to almost prefer that over talking which scares me a little. :P I think she has a 15 month appointment in December so I can ask then I guess.
Nov 03, 2008
mom2adriane&morgan
Adriane Reese 05/16/07; seemingly healthy when born; diagnosed with MSPI, severe Reflux, Apnea, Ashtma, Epilepsy, and severe food allergies(rice, corn, milk, soy, eggs, oats, wheat, beef, chicken, squash, pumpkin, avocado, etc.);On apnea monitor, seems to be tolerating RCF w/carbohydrate mixed in; on Zyrtec, Xopenex, Prevacid
I would just talk to the ped when you go in next time, hopefully that is not until December. :) Every child does things differently. I thought A was way behind or something was wrong with her ears and she is coming along. I thought that because my oldest was speaking three or four word sentences. I'm sure some of it has to do with her being the oldest and my dh was gone overseas so I talked to her alot! All adult talk no other children around. Let her go at her own pace and talk to the ped if you are still concerned next time she goes in. -Amanda
Nov 03, 2008
nicholasmom
Renee, mother to Nicholas, born 4/18/08 with silent reflux, moderate laryngomalacia, Sandifer's Syndrome& suspected MSPI. On Neocate, Simply Thick and Prevacid. Also mother to Nathan, born 12/06/06, who had mild reflux the first few months.
I know our doc wasn't the least concerned with Nathan's lack of words until the 18 month appointment. He was labeled as having speech delay shortly there after but he said nothing at all. They keep telling us that speech really takes off after two. If it still concerns you at 18 months you can have her evaluated by your local Early Steps program, which is run by the local school board. If they think she qualifies (based on her need-not financial) they will arrange for services that don't cost you anything. They bill the insurance and pick up anything it doesn't cover. Try not to worry. We were instructed to make Nathan's words meaningful by giving him choices and also encouraged to try sign language. Good luck. I'm sure she'll come along.
Nov 04, 2008
lorenzomama
Lorenzo b.4/25/07 1 week in NICU w/ aspirate pneumonia from a reflux episode; diagnosed GERD at 9weeks; Used Zantac for 5months. Currently using Chinese Medicine and Craniosacral Therapy. GERD, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder. Ask me about breastfeeding a refluxer! Pic: day 5 in the NICU.
The rule of thumb I have heard is 6 intelligible words by 18 months or they begin to be concerned about hearing and delays. (FYI -- the newborn hearing test basically just tells you if they are deaf, it doesn't indicate deficits in hearing that can cause difficulty when it comes to language learning.) It is also generally considered a good sign if a child seems to understand the concept of oral communication, which it sounds like she does. Like others have said, there are so many variations... Lorenzo was only able to say "papa" "mama" and "cat" (pronounced like "gat") until he was about 16 months, then he started adding a few words here and there, and at 18 months he had an explosion of new words and tries out every new words he hears. One of my brothers, on the other hand, said absolutely nothing until he was two, and then just jumped right in with whole sentences. Apparently he just didn't have anything to say until then.... :)
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