However, at the same time I do get lots of remarks from friends, family and strangers about my toddler's speech development too. Even his paed was amazed that at the age of 1 year 4 mos, IRfan could request his father to "PULL" that handle on the toy on the doc's desk to make the sound come out. Though I don't think that Irfan really said "pull" at that time, we just acted like oh yes doc, our son IS indeed a brilliant toddler, kan doc kan? After all, he sure can say more complicated words like put there, milk, bukak, cose (close) and others.
But from my observation, Irfan picks up words quite fast, alhamdulillah. Of course he rarely can be heard doing the gibberish cute baby talk, and I wished he'd do more of that just because I think baby talk is cute. However, since he was a baby I seldom talked gibberish to him. I saw it on TV about this one TV personality who refused to do the "cute talk" with all her child because she wanted them to be able to speak fluently once they started speaking. Alhamdulillah it worked well for her. And since I wanted Irfan to be able to speak fluently
So to me, it doesn't matter if your child walks faster or slower than other child, or speaks more or less, don't compare them with other babies as every babies develop at their own rate. And don't be pressured by those telling you your baby is slow or too thin or overweight, as you're the mother.
And a mother always knows the best for their child.