You should be fine. With my first, I checked up on milestone charts periodically just to see if she was on track or not, but once I realized that she was- every single time- I completely forgot about them and continued to do my own thing with her. I can't remember when mine started saying things, but I've always talked to her- I'll point out things in the store, things in the house, things on TV, anywhere and everywhere. With her toys and books, I was always pointing things out and asking her if she could say it, and she eventually surprised me by saying whatever it was. It just takes practice, like walking and feeding themselves. One thing though- we NEVER used babytalk! I have a cousin that was in speech therapy til 12 years old because no one could understand a word he could say, and my uncle and aunt spoke to him in babytalk up to that point. He's brilliantly smart, but as a kid, never learned to form the muscles in his mouth needed for regular, adult speech.