Hi Ladies, My son is 14 months old. He is very active. Keeps on crawling all over the house, climbs on the sofa, chair, drags the sofa and chairs and occupied with his toys too. He started cruising at 10 months and about 12-13 months started to stand not holding to anything but yet to walk. Sometimes he takes one or two steps but immediately holds to something or sits down. My main concern now is he has not uttered a single word. I see my cousins and friends' babies who are 2 months older and 2 months younger to my son have started saying lots of words. I read to my son everyday, I talk to him a lot, bought him lots of educational toys and I too sit and play with him. I give him lots of attention and engage with him a lot but those babies who get less attention from their parents or care takers seem to be far more advanced than my son. To be honest, I feel a bit disappointed. My husband is a very intelligent guy. He walked and talked at 8 months. I'm above average too. I teach my son to wave, hi 5 and shake hand nearly everyday but he is not doing that too. But when we ask him where is table, key, door, car, fan he looks at them. I don't mind if he is slow but was worried that he may have mild autism but his Paed ruled it out. Most kids from both sides of our families (hubby and mine) are very intelligent and fast learners. They do well in school and excel in other areas too and studying either medicine, law or engineering. Everyone expecting my son to be a brainy too. I'm worried people will soon start comparing and it's going to affect my son's self esteem. Please ladies kindly share your experiences with slow learners or any chances that my son will soon catch up even though he is slow now? Thanks a lot.