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********** Cαtwomαn 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Gotham, DC, United States 11861 posts
status 25th Mar '13

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user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
25th Mar '13

My nephew is 3 and with the exception of saying "pop pop pop" to ask his mom for soda, he doesn't talk either.

Tiffany Knickerbocker 19 kids; Indiana 519 posts
25th Mar '13

That does not make you a bad mom.. All kids go at their own rate.

Does he get frequent ear infections? This could cause it. My daughter did not start talking until she was 19 months old and the cause was caused be fluid on her ears. The day she had tubes put in her ears she started talking like crazy and to listen to her now you'd think you were talking to a little adult.

♥BakedACake♥ 2 kids; Hillsboro, Missouri 2961 posts
25th Mar '13
Quoting Killingℬird(14w):" Because my son will not talk yet. I get the occasional dada, and that's basically it. He's 17.5 months. I feel like I'm trying so hard but not doing something right. Just a vent I guess."


It's ok. My son is 15 months almost 16 and I get about the same. The doctor said as long as it sounds like hes trying to form sentences with his babbling, then he's on the right track.

Cαtwomαn 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Gotham, DC, United States 11861 posts
status 25th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tiffany Knickerbocker:</b>" That does not make you a bad mom.. All kids go at their own rate. Does he get frequent ear infections? ... [snip!] ... tubes put in her ears she started talking like crazy and to listen to her now you'd think you were talking to a little adult."</blockquote>




He's never had an ear infection. Not once.

Jennifer Lynn Griswold Due December 4; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Sierra Vista, Arizona 4 posts
25th Mar '13

he will learn kids are different in their learning your not a bad mom hun good luck!

JΔS Georgia 73302 posts
status 25th Mar '13

Just give him more time. Keep your communication with him. Explain everything you do or if you're outside, talk to him about the things you guys can see.

Mama Rachael♥ Due April 2; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Asheville, North Carolina 15834 posts
25th Mar '13

Aw don't feel bad. All kids grow at different rates. Most of friends kids by 2-3 still weren't saying much and most of the time you couldn't really understand them when they did talk. They're all normal, healthy, and smart children :).

Cαtwomαn 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Gotham, DC, United States 11861 posts
status 25th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♥BakedACake♥:</b>" It's ok. My son is 15 months almost 16 and I get about the same. The doctor said as long as it sounds like hes trying to form sentences with his babbling, then he's on the right track."</blockquote>




Yeah he does that. Babbles all the time. And he understands a million different words. And locate different body parts, etc. just won't say them. Won't even really try.

Cαtwomαn 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Gotham, DC, United States 11861 posts
status 25th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting LEGENDARY JAS ♥:</b>" Just give him more time. Keep your communication with him. Explain everything you do or if you're outside, talk to him about the things you guys can see."</blockquote>




I try to. And I know he understands. I just cannot get him to verbalize anything.

♥♥KristaAnne♥♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ, .., United States 20554 posts
25th Mar '13
Quoting Killingℬird(14w):" <blockquote><b>Quoting Tiffany Knickerbocker:</b>" That does not make you a bad mom.. ... [snip!] ... to her now you'd think you were talking to a little adult."</blockquote> He's never had an ear infection. Not once."


have you had his hearing tested anyway? My son never had an ear infection and we discovered fluid on his ear drums and basically he was deaf from birth- 6months

624582 Neilton, Washington 9312 posts
25th Mar '13

DS didn't really start talking until he was 2. Yeah, there were a few words here and there, but mostly grunts and animal noises.



It made me feel like shit, to be completely honest. Mostly because strangers and family members would get on my ass about it, suggest that maybe it was autism even though he showed no other signs or symptoms.



He's 3 now and never shuts up, we carry on conversations. Keep reading to him, talk to him constantly even if he doesn't talk back. I've always narrated throughout the day, I didn't mind looking crazy in the super market when he was only a few weeks old. :)



If you take a step back and look at what he does besides not talking I'm sure you'll noticed that he thrives in other aspects. For example, my son has always loved to figure things out. Since he was only a few months old he'd play with a toy or an object and be so engrossed. Now at 3 he is the same. It was pissing me off for a while (still does), but he tears his toy cars and trucks apart, but after stepping back and watching him I've realized he takes them apart only to put them back together.



Every child is different, don't feel bad about yourself! :)

Cαtwomαn 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Gotham, DC, United States 11861 posts
status 25th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting KristaAnne:</b>" have you had his hearing tested anyway? My son never had an ear infection and we discovered fluid on his ear drums and basically he was deaf from birth- 6months"</blockquote>




Well no, but when I talked to his doctor about it at 15 mo. she said "since he can understand so many words and follow directions we can rule out a hearing problem and probably autism."

Mama Lizzy :] 1 child; Texas 5575 posts
25th Mar '13

I didn't talk at all until I was 2 years old....then I was suddenly speaking sentences!



Babies all develop differently just give him time.... I'm sure you're a great Mom!

Cαtwomαn 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Gotham, DC, United States 11861 posts
status 25th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 624582:</b>" DS didn't really start talking until he was 2. Yeah, there were a few words here and there, but mostly ... [snip!] ... I've realized he takes them apart only to put them back together. Every child is different, don't feel bad about yourself! :)"</blockquote>




Yeah I get comments all the time like " oh he's not talking yet? I wonder why?"



I know they're implying something's wrong with him or my parenting and it makes me feel awful.