Delayed speech or walking in second baby?

Claire - posted on 02/28/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My kids are 13 months and 10 days apart, now 30 months and 16 months. Did anyone else experience a delay in speech or walking with the second baby?

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Christina - posted on 03/03/2010

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My kids are 22 months apart. My daughter (almost 5) started talking EARLY at about 8 months and was using four word sentences on a regular basis before she was 18 months old. She didn't start walking until she was 13 months old though. My son (just turned 3) on the other hand was closer to a year old when he started saying a few words and was only using couplets by 18 months. He understood EVERYTHING that was said to him and he could answer yes/no questions. Then at about 2 years he started talking more, but he had a bit of a studder. This was mostly because he was rushing to get what he wanted to say out before someone finished his sentence. After watching what I was doing, because I was talking for him too, and telling my daughter to stop talking, he now at 3 talks as much and as well has his sister. Since about the first of the year, he has become more and more out spoken. On the other hand, my son walked at 10 months old... Both kids started crawling at 6 months, within 2 weeks in age!

Brandi Nicole - posted on 03/03/2010

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my kids are 15 months apart, my oldest is almost 3 and talks up a storm my 2nd will be 18 months in a few days and can only say "elmo" and "ball" and then just screams to get him ponit across. it's so hard and I try and try to get him to talk I guess we will end up in some kind of class soon to try to talk.

Misti - posted on 03/03/2010

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My kids are a year and 19 days apart. My second child did not experience any delays as far as walking was concerned but she did have delayed speech. I soon learned that her brother was "talking for her". That made her interest in expressing herself unnecessary so she sopped trying. We had to remind our son not to talk for her. I have also seen many second children with the walking delay because the older child or parent gets everything for the child instead of letting them get it themselves. Good Luck!

Barbara - posted on 03/03/2010

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My son will be 3 this month and my daughter is 14 months and still not walking. My son was only 10 1/2 months when he started walking. I thinks he is just lazy because the other day we saw her take 2 steps on her own to reach a toy but if we try to get her to walk she won't do it! She says a few words, but my son didn't start really talking until about 15 months, and then by 18 months he said A LOT of words, so I'm not really worried about that, just the walking! And my son won't potty train either!

Amberlee - posted on 03/03/2010

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My children are 13 months and three weeks apart and my 2nd son is speach delayed he is now six and still in theripy for it

Tammy - posted on 03/03/2010

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I had both. My older son ( now 5) has an auditory processing disorder and hears things in a different order. He is doing great in kindergarten now with some early intervention. My second son ( now 4)has a sensory integration disorder, one of the symptoms is that he is very fearful and very very cautious. Walked at 16 months. Both kids doing great now.

Misty - posted on 03/01/2010

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My kids are 10.5 months apart and my first, my daughter, was walking at 10 months but my second, my son, didnt walk til he was 12 months. Also, my daughter seemed to talk so much clearer than he does/did at the same ages... I even had his speach checked because of it but I have been told that the second baby (especially when they are this close in age) usually always does things at a slower pace than the first. My Help Me Grow coordinator told me that my sons main 'issue' was that his sister would do things for him before he asked... like if he would cry, she would go run to find his blanket or pacifier etc. before he would 'ask' for them. This made it to where he didnt have to get them himself as well as made it to where he didnt even have to communicate his need. Also, not sure what gender your children are but they say boys do things at a slower pace than girls as well. My kids are now 3 and 2 and my son walks/runs fine and can talk up a storm! :-)

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