Lately I've been worried about Ben's speech. We've known for awhile that both Ben and Daniel are somewhat delayed in their speech but really weren't too concerned. They've been delayed in everything else so why not speech too?
That said, Ben is starting to concern me. About 6 weeks ago, they were both actively repeating words and each had 3 or 4 words. Daniel now has about 6 and uses 3 all the time without any prompting. Ben however has pretty much stopped repeating and rarely uses any words. He does babble constantly though.
At first I didn't really notice that he was using his words as much. That's how it is with twins sometimes. Daniel was using them so I didn't realize that Ben wasn't.
So I took Ben into see the Speech Pathologist that he's seen in the past. I don't think she's overly concerned but does want to see him weekly. Ben has been making huge improvements in his gross motor skills lately so likely that explains some of his speech "regression".
But some good news...we went out for a walk this afternoon. And Ben said "car" about 5 times without prompting. Yippee! Daniel points out just about every car that drives by and finally Ben picked up on it. It's so great to have Daniel to motivate Ben....one of the perks of having twins.