I have a 17 month old daughter who isn't pointing (to indicate want or show something) or talking yet.
However she does the following:
1. Understands words and commands
2. Points to picture books. But does not point to something she needs. Example - she will try to reach to her milk bottle and if unsuccessful would come crying to me but does not explicitly ask for it by pointing
3. She does babble and I'm hearing gibberish but no idea what any of it means
4. She loves her daycare and shows affection to people there and to us parents