Ear Infections And Stopped Talking
Are ear infections and stopped talking related? My son had a series of ear infections, some severe and some mild, since he's been only a few weeks old. He just turned 16 months old. He also got tubes in his ears at 5 months, but he still gets some pretty bad infections.
So far his development was fine. He was saying about 5-10 world by the time he was 13-14 months old, but now he says no real words at all. Not even the basic 'mama' & 'dada'.
Since he quit saying real words, he twice woke woke up with his ear draining severly. He mumbles and talks in his own little language all the time. He just says no real words.
Do you think that the two incidents are connected or do you think that there is an underling cause for his lack of words?