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Should I be concerned? OhSoFKN Fabulous Due December 19 (girl); 1 child; Land O' Lakes, Florida 2314 posts
17th Jun '13

I know you can't compare children as they develop differently. However, my son still isn't talking. He says, "Ma" or "mamamamama", "dadda", "Hi", and "here"(doesn't sound clear, but I know what he means. He will be 2 in September. He understand words because when looking in a book and I say, "Point to the dog..cat...bear etc. he points to the correct animal. For the most part he just does baby jibberish and babbles. I repeat words all the time. When he wants something and I don't understand he just throws fits. Does this sound normal? J/w. thanks ladies!

REAPER* Daniel & Logans M 34 kids; Toledo, Ohio 15012 posts
17th Jun '13

Has he had his hearing checked? Other than that, I can't help much, my so is 3 and he gets really bad wax buildups, so he can hardly hear me half the damn time.

lamr - 02-08-13-21 2 kids; Crazytown, ON, Canada 5963 posts
17th Jun '13

My son barely spoke until he was 31 months old and we put him into preschool. I had him accessed previously and found that he understands way more than he verbalizes so there wasnt a need for concern. He would talk a mile a minute, but it would be in "Chinese" as we called it. Once he started preschool, his vocabulary and pronunciation took off.

Sam Sung 2 kids; Michigan 512 posts
17th Jun '13

DD will be 2 in November and does pretty much the same thing. Shes starting to say more words but at this age I don't think we can really expect much more.

Carley 1 child; Cheesetown, WI, United States 775 posts
17th Jun '13

I'd go and get it checked out, at the very least. Birth to three could just observe, ya know? And it would put your mind at ease.



BUT, I don't think there is necessarily anything wrong. I was a daycare teacher of the younger 2's for a long time and a lot of them were still in 'baby talk' stage. Mom, dad, no, yes, etc. I can think of a lot of situations where I've had kids not talking where you'd think they'd be at 2 and then one day just blurting out sentences and words left and right.

Deleted 1 child; Ohio 141 posts
17th Jun '13

That's kind of how my boyfriends youngest son is. He turned 2 in May and he doesn't say very many words but I know that he knows what things are because I will ask his where things are or tell him to go get something and he does. I don't think he's up to speed with how many words he should be saying but I don't think it's bad. My parents told me I didn't talk until I was 4 years old lol we just work with him on things more now.

.:Stacy Renee:. 19 kids; Ohio 6510 posts
17th Jun '13

My son will be two in September & he speaks in short sentences. One of my nephews didn't speak very clearly until he was close to four. Every child develops differently.



Usually around two their speech exlpodes though!

OhSoFKN Fabulous Due December 19 (girl); 1 child; Land O' Lakes, Florida 2314 posts
17th Jun '13

Thanks for all the replies ladies. It just worries me sometimes that he isn't saying much.
Being pregnant I get really emotional and it just totally struck a nerve with me when my mom straight up said to me, "Every mother gets excited for the day they're called Mommy and you're just known as "Ma".
I was thinking..Really?! Totally hurt my feelings. Then again I could have been over reacting due to these pregnancy hormones.



I'm sure once he started to actually talk I'm going to be kicking myself because if he's anything like his daddy he won't have a mute button or volume. My husband is Hispanic and talks so loud along with all his family lol

lilsoph 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Kokomo, Indiana 4316 posts
17th Jun '13

my daughter is the same age and she also isnt saying much... at this age though it can change overnight so you never know :)
is you baby being taught more than 1 language? that plays a huge role too

Jada's Momma 1 child; Connecticut 574 posts
17th Jun '13

My daughter is the same way, she says mom (not mommy) daddy, papa, non (her version of nice) oh no, ow, and weee. lol I dont think much besides that. I just make sure she has the resources to learn available to her. Get a leap pad or something. I let my daughter do a game on my phone and she understood right away what to do.

Castri Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 11 posts
18th Jun '13
Quoting OhSoFKN Fabulous:" I know you can't compare children as they develop differently. However, my son still isn't talking. He ... [snip!] ... all the time. When he wants something and I don't understand he just throws fits. Does this sound normal? J/w. thanks ladies!"


I would recommend you to consult Pediatrician. You can let him know your concerns and don't worry everything will be fine.

Lovin'mylil'man 1 child; Clearwater, Florida 1210 posts
18th Jun '13

Honestly my son didn't start talking a lot until he turned 2 I was actually worried about his speech and language because he didn't say a whole heck of a lot. It was maybe like a day after he turned 2 he just woke up and wouldn't shut up lol he was saying words I wasn't even aware he knew lol. Im sure everything is fine.