Sorry for the long post.
DD is 11mo, nearly 12 months. I have some concerns about her receptive language, and looking for a guide on what's 'normal' (if there is such a thing). I have her 12 month check up soon, so will also ask the MACH nurse then.
DD is very talkative, babbles a lot, makes lots of different vowel and consonant sounds. Her favourite sound is dad, and variants on dad - he is her primary carer. She also says mum sometimes.
She responds to her name maybe half the time. It will take us two or three goes to get her attention, particularly if she's engrossed in a toy or something else.
She sometimes follows instructions like 'come to mummy/daddy'. But she doesn't know names for items, even if we name them for her and then immediately ask her to look at them/find them. These are simple items like her bear or blocks. If asked 'where's mummy/daddy' she will look towards us most of the time - daddy has a higher strike rate than mummy!
She'll assist us in getting dressed, and put her arms through sleeves (usually when asked, but mostly by rote). She can't point to her nose or any other body parts, though.
She will follow us when we point, is very affectionate and cuddly, loves people, communicates her feelings (makes noises when hungry, rubs eyes when tired, claps when happy etc).
Some of the books and articles I've read seem to indicate she should be more advanced than she is, particularly in terms of pointing or gesturing to items named. We speak and read to her all the time but I'm not sure how much she takes in, iykwim.
Sorry for the essay! Just trying to get a feel of where she might be... and should probably stop worrying!
Edited by Daffy2016, 04 September 2018 - 10:53 AM.