Little Boy is 16 months and doesn't talk. I can't even get a mama or a dada out of him. Don't get me wrong, he says mama and dada, but he doesn't use them to address us. He just runs around the house saying, "mamamamamama" or "dadadadadada." I think he says those because Hubster and I are constantly telling him to say "mama or dada." The doctor has said that he should be saying some words by 12 months, but he doesn't. He does do signing, but no talking. He will grunt and point to things, so I know he is telling me something. He also understands us. He knows what we are saying and responds accordingly. But for some reason, he just won't say any words! What is the deal!! I do love that he still seems like a baby since he babbles and grunts, but I want to hear that little voice so bad. I want to hear his CRAZY stories. I want to have funny conversations with him and hear his thoughts on the backyardigans. I guess all I can do is keep saying things to him and hope that one day, he will say something! Let's hope his first phrase is, "Wow mama, you're skinny!"