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Experience:  20 years of experience in treating children.
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My son is 2 and 10 months old. He is very loving and social

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My son is 2 and 10 months old. He is very loving and social and very good at running & catching balls etc! I'm just a bit worried about his speech. Compared to his sister at his age, he is very behind!! He talks a lot and generally uses 3 word sentences, but sometimes will only still say 1 one word to get what he wants. For example 'Drink' when I say 'drink of water please mum' he copies it perfectly!!! He has hit all milestones on time (he even said his first word at 12 months - earlier than his much better talker sister!)
In terms of receptive language, he is great and follows instructions and can point to things in a book etc.
Is this all sounding normal?!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.

How many words can he speak approximately?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Too many to count. Hundreds of words. He said his first word around 1. He also pointed, clapped and waved before 1
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for the input.
By his age, babies usually can utter about more than 400 words.
They can utter 3-5 words sentences.
As he is speaking such & other milestones are normal, he will likely have normal speech.
There is wide variation.
But he is following your words, so hearing issue should not be present.
Some babies can be late bloomers.
This is more common with boys.

I feel you need not to worry.

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Wish his healthy life.
Warm Regards.