At almost 2, my eldest, Deye already known a lot or nursery rhymes and can even talk better than a usual toddler should do at this age. That made me worry when I noticed that Ishi, my youngest is her opposite. It even worsen my worries when her cousin, Tammy, of her age talks a lot words. Ishi is more of an active baby who is fond of jumping, climbing the sofa and chairs rather than watching Barney or Dora on TV.
I, then, instructed their yaya to keep on talking to her and as much as possible no baby talks. I’m glad it worked. She could even form a short sentence now like “Gayit ti Mama, hawa! (Galit si Mama, hala!)” when I get angry, then she runs to anyone and say these words as if she’s asking for help.
And yes, kids’ development aren’t all the same, some are late or even too early but they’d be fine when they are ready.