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August 31st, 2012, 06:23 PM
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My son will be 2 years old in November. He still doesn't really talk and it's beginning to worry me. I know all kids do things at different ages, but it just seems like he should be talking more by now. He only knows 4 words: momma, daddy, eat, and bye. I have been working really hard with him on talking, but he just don't seem interested.

So my question. Is, at what age did your little ones start talking?
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August 31st, 2012, 06:30 PM
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Not a BTDT, but I wouldn't worry too much. I've know a few kids who didn't really start talking until 3

My niece is 2 and doesn't speak a single word. Not even Mama or Dada or anything.
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August 31st, 2012, 06:41 PM
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like you said all kids are differnt but my daughter has been saying mama and dada since she was 5 months and she is 18 mounts old now and says a lot of words now but mostly just babbls. is he making any effert to make noise at all? and does he say those words clear? im asking because i had a nephew that didnt talk and they thought he might be toungh tied. there are lots of reasons it could be but he may just not be ready yet.
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August 31st, 2012, 06:44 PM
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Landon started talking at a normal age, about 12 mo when he said words other than Mama and Dada. He hit a plateau and stayed there for quite a while, he ended up
in speech therapy. He's a talking fool now.
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August 31st, 2012, 06:48 PM
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like you said all kids are differnt but my daughter has been saying mama and dada since she was 5 months and she is 18 mounts old now and says a lot of words now but mostly just babbls. is he making any effert to make noise at all? and does he say those words clear? im asking because i had a nephew that didnt talk and they thought he might be toungh tied. there are lots of reasons it could be but he may just not be ready yet.
He babbles baby babble all the time, but just doesn't actually use words. The four words he does know, he says very clearly and says them a lot, but he's been saying those same 4 words for almost a year. It's like he's just stuck
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August 31st, 2012, 07:13 PM
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so kids just like to babble and he may be saying more when your not paying attenttion. savannah does baby talk most of the time but sometimes she will say words i didnt know she knew like she says them all the time. i would work with him for a few more months then if your still worried talk to his dr about it.
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August 31st, 2012, 07:20 PM
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Your pedi didn't ask about that at 15 or 18 months (we had both check ups, I know some only do one)? That's pretty odd. Maybe you should find a different pedi?
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August 31st, 2012, 07:35 PM
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Your pedi didn't ask about that at 15 or 18 months (we had both check ups, I know some only do one)? That's pretty odd. Maybe you should find a different pedi?
His last pedi appointment was at 15 months and I told him about it but he didn't seem concerned at all. He'll see him again in October and I'll ask him about it again then.

Sometimes I do think he is just being lazy and sometimes I think he may have a problem. I'll just keep working with him though and see if he gets any better
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August 31st, 2012, 08:33 PM
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My 2nd is also turning 2 in November and she also doesn't say much. I think she's up to 6 words... mama, dada, ball, uh oh, baby doll, and apple. lol. Im not too worried about it but on my other playgroup (not JM) just about all the other babies are talking soooo much more, even sentences, so it gets me worried a little bit.. I plan on talking to the ped about it around age 2. Ive noticed she has some problems with certain constants when she tries to repeat us (which just started happening in the past week or so).

My first was a late talker, too, she's 3.5 and really didnt start talking a lot until right after she turned 3. But I do remember she had about 25 words at this age, so Clara is behind that. :/
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September 1st, 2012, 08:45 PM
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Both my boys started talking around 12 months with momma and dada and progressing from there. My first born even though he talked some before he turned 2, really took off at 2 with his vocabulary. My second born is 22 months and he probably has 20 words and strings a few together like "me too".

Is he communicating his needs through other ways, like pointing while he is babbling? That is something my ped asked me when I was concerned about Declan not talking that much before 2. He said that as long as he was attempting to communicate his needs in some manner, he wasn't concerned. And was he an early walker? Both my boys started walking at 8 months and that was another comment my ped made at the time -- if they are big in gross motor skills (like walking, running, etc), then they will probably be a little behind in verbal skills because they spend so much time focusing on the gross motor items.

I would definitely ask at your next appointment but my guess would be that he is just fine and he will come into his own soon!
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September 2nd, 2012, 08:49 AM
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Greyson started between 9 months and a year, and by 18 months his vocabulary was huge. I had tried to teach him some signs at about 6 months but he had no interest in it. He just started talking and never stopped. Really-NEVER. He is the most talkative child... My close friend has a son just 2 months older and he did learn signs and only spoke a handful of words. I think the signing helped with his frustration in not being able to communicate what he wanted. He started preschool and speech therapy at 3. Hes come a long way and is much more confident communicating now.
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September 2nd, 2012, 09:19 AM
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Both my boys started talking around 12 months with momma and dada and progressing from there. My first born even though he talked some before he turned 2, really took off at 2 with his vocabulary. My second born is 22 months and he probably has 20 words and strings a few together like "me too".

Is he communicating his needs through other ways, like pointing while he is babbling? That is something my ped asked me when I was concerned about Declan not talking that much before 2. He said that as long as he was attempting to communicate his needs in some manner, he wasn't concerned. And was he an early walker? Both my boys started walking at 8 months and that was another comment my ped made at the time -- if they are big in gross motor skills (like walking, running, etc), then they will probably be a little behind in verbal skills because they spend so much time focusing on the gross motor items.

I would definitely ask at your next appointment but my guess would be that he is just fine and he will come into his own soon!
He points to what he wants, or will show you. Like if he wants a drink, he'll get his silly cup and bring it to you. He's learned how to turn on the TV and get it to his cartoons too.
He started crawling around 4 months and started walking about 8 months, so yeah he did that pretty early on. He's been saying dadda since he was like 6 months old. For along time, everyone got called dadda. Then by a year old he learned bye and momma. About 15 months he learned his last word, eat. But he hasn't said anything new since then.
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September 2nd, 2012, 08:25 PM
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If he is communicating in other ways like you say, I wouldn't worry too much now about his lack of words. My oldest son is autistic, and had only 1 word ("kitty") by age 2 (though he walked at 12 months). He also though didn't do any of the things your little guy can do (didn't point, didn't bring over objects when he wanted something etc). My younger boy is 19 months, and says mama dada kitty, ball, car and help when he wants something. But he didn't walk until 17 months. If you are worried, I would talk to the pedi about it at his next appt, but I really think it's a matter of kids just developing different skills at different paces, and nothing to worry about.
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popping in from the January Boards. I work as a speech language pathologist, and would recommend if you are concerned to go to your primary care physician and get a referral for a speech and language evaluation. I'm not sure what your medical coverage is, but he may qualify for speech therapy and if he does, it can be a great resource! Following the evaluation if he doesn't qualify, you may just find out he has a slight delay, and be given some helpful activities you can do at home to help stimulate his speech. good luck!
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September 3rd, 2012, 02:06 AM
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Yeah I'd definately bring it up but he has time yet. My kids all varied alot but my brother took years to say anything and when he did, he said everything perfectly. We think he just didn't want to say it at all if he couldn't say it right. No worries.
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