Thought I head over here, since I don't venture into the Baby Lounge any more.
What it is "average" (yes, I know all the caveats) number of words a 18 month old should have? I thought DS was doing pretty well - he has maybe 50 words that are clear enough to be understood, and he's speaking in 2 word sentences. But we were at the ENT yesterday, who asked if he had 100 words as yet. That sort of sounds on the high side to me. From what I remember, I thought the average was more like 10 or 20 words at 18 months. Is the average really 100 words? These are words that DS can actually say, not just understand.
The ENT didn't say that DS was lagging in verbal development. It's just the question about 100 words that's freaked me out.
mom to Neel, January 2003
dog mom to a cocker and a PWD