DD is also 18 months just gone and says approximately 70 words and counting.
Having said this, every child develops at a different rate and I've read that boys develop a little later than girls do by around 2 months.
If you find that your child is still barely saying anything and not really babbling either by around 2 years then maybe you should take your DS a speech pathologist?
Do you read to your son on a daily basis? We found that since we started reading to DD, which we incorporate into her bedtime routine, her vocabulary exploded.
Even if you use real life pictures of food/animals/body parts etc and just point and say what the item is will make all the difference. (I say real life pictures because its easier to associate and identify with real items than cartoon pictures).
Get him to watch your mouth when you pronounce words even.
Give it a bit of time and he just might surprise you - even if you think he's not paying any attention.
DD is 3yr 8 months - DS is 6 months
Jo, SA, Dylan born Dec 05
I understand him which is the main thing. he even has a few sentences strung together, like mummy, or whoever he is speaking to, "... where are you?" '.. wake up" ".. come on".
I try reading to him, but doesn't sit still, so i'm sure he listens in when i'm reading to his older brother. Alot of his words are influenced by his older brother, like spiderman, batman, superman, ok and he watches maybe too much tv, says all the tv shows, but hey what else do you do to keep them occupied between while doing hose work:P guess he's learning words there too, so can't be that bad:)
anyway enough blabbering
Mummy to William-5/04/05 and Harrison-9/02/07
Corey Chace 02/04/07 & Savannah Shayde 17/09/09
Rhonda mum to Tommy 23 months and Johnathon 9 mont