Stepping forward, Stepping Backward

So Zoe has been making great strides in walking around on her own. She has figured out how to pop up on her own without needing something to support her as she pulls herself to standing.
One thing we noticed though is that she isn’t saying the words she was saying as much…She won’t say Mama. She is reluctant to say Baba and is pretty much just saying DJAh over and over. Sure she babbles here and there. I am not really worried yet. I am thinking maybe she needs to focus on one thing at a time, and right now she is concentrating on walking and stabilization. She knows what things mean. She stops (sometimes) when we say no. She looks at the cats when we say Kitty.
Perhaps she is deciding on a language all of her own. :)
Does anyone else have experience with talking and then regressing? Am I perhaps jumping the gun?

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4 comments on “Stepping forward, Stepping Backward
  1. Heather says:

    Katherine did the exact same thing. She still isn’t back saying the same words she did before but she is saying new stuff and babbling like crazy!

  2. Karianne says:

    Baby K is the exact same way. The pedi and the waht to expect books say it is natural. As they develop new skills or focus on the development of them previous ones take a back seat. They are still there, but they don’t feel the need “practice” them.

  3. Molly says:

    From my friends’ experiences, this is perfectly normal. And little ones develop at such a different pace, it’s hard to measure, you know?

  4. Jennifer says:

    My 15 month old still doesn’t talk a lot. She says mama, dada, dog, and bye bye. Friends tell me that language development really starts to pick up as they approach one year.