Is your two year old talking yet?

Jysaiah - posted on 07/07/2011 ( 172 moms have responded )

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My son turned 2 in Feb. He says about 20-30 words and repeats his ABC's Other than that he doesnt talk. He also has fluid in his ears and has had many ear infections. Maybe thats the problem.

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Carly - posted on 07/19/2011

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I think a lot of the time we anticipate their needs and then fulfill them, so they don't get a chance to ask us for stuff and don't really NEED to talk you know? One thing I've been doing lately that I think has helped is giving my son lots of choices and making him pick. Do you want peanut butter and jelly or pasta for lunch? stuff like that. I also either pretend I don't hear him or keep my back to him so I can't see him point. I know it's dirty but it's working. His speech has exploded over the past 2 weeks. He's talking in sentences, telling me stories, it's nuts. You'll see how fast it happens!

Miriam - posted on 09/07/2011

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Sounds like it is "the problem". But I wouldn`t consider it anything to worry about whether with hearing impairments or not. He says words, therefore he talks. He recites the alphabet. Come on! Give him some more credit :) Sounds like he, and you, are doing wonderfully. I would be proud.

Carly - posted on 07/07/2011

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My son's speech has only just started to pick up a lot recently. I understand most of what he says, but to other people, they only get about half. 20-30 words is actually above the curve that the doctor gave us to go by. I know a lot of other kids say lots of things, some are talking in sentences, but each kid is different. I would not worry, he'll talk more as he has things to say.

Melissa - posted on 09/04/2011

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My daughter turned 2 in february as well. Shes not really talking much either. I think its cause she doesnt want too though. She will say a couple of sentences and about 20-30 words as well but the rest is gibberish.

Kristi - posted on 09/01/2011

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My first daughter (3rd child) was only saying around 10 words when she was 27 mos. Then she got pneumonia. When she recovered, she started adding 3 new words a day. It was incredible. She became quite a chatterbox. I don't know if the illness triggered her speech, but it sure seemed like it!

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Tibi - posted on 02/27/2012

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My soon to be 3 year old daughter also will spin off into repeating words and now even mimicking words I say when talking to her - she will also have a full "conversation" on her toy phone (to granny) and she its amazing how she answers to the "questions or what you would think is said on the other line". But langugae also came out when she started daycare - she is now learning three if the 11 official South African languages, Sesotho, English and afrikaans...so cute to hear her combine all three languages

Alison - posted on 02/25/2012

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oh and real quick: im not concerned that he just wont say things at all cus like i said he does say a few words but when i try to get him to say words that he's heard a million times it comes out and doesnt really sound anything like the right word...its like his own little language wich is fine i cant get fustrated with him it will only make it worse... but he has an issue with his ears wether or not its a bad one i dont know so im hoping there are no hearing issues. Going to get a second opinion on that one....

Alison - posted on 02/25/2012

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well, supposedly they'll talk when they are ready is what everyone is telling me but im right there with you because Aidan is 2 1/2 now and says maybe 20-30 words (doesnt even come close to repeating his alphabet) he can count 1,2,3 and says things like thank you, mommy, puppa, normal everyday words but no phrases whatsoever, not even like backwards. I am starting to think i may have to get him into some kind of speech therapy or something. My daycare lady (wendy curtis, who is great : >) says that its a good idea and cant do anything but help. i guess they will come to the house and everything to work with him...something to start looking into asap!! Anyone have any tips at all that may help us ??? he is a little genious when it comes to technology though lol its too funny. i cant ask him to point to any body part or object and he can do it, he can open dvd case take it out press eject put it in and press play lol and he can play all kinds of toddler games online using the mouse by himself and dragging and dropping. sorry for the novel i just cant quite figure out why he wont talk for me : ( anyone have any ideas??

Natasha - posted on 02/20/2012

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My daughter she babbles stuffs but shes also says her ABC's her way most of the letters aren't as clear but she say it from A-Z and she's also counting from 1-10 and singing songs.......................................She talks but of course not as clear as I would like her to. I also realizes that she likes to whisper..........and speaks softly.

Tera - posted on 02/18/2012

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My two year old will only say words that he wants to say. When he is playing in his room he will say all kinds of things that I did not know he could say, but If i try to teach him to say something he doesn't seem interested and usually will not repeat them. On the other hand, when he visits my mom he will say just about anything for her? some of he words are not very clear either. Everyone says not to worry about it, but my in laws stress me out sometimes over it.

Zoe - posted on 02/17/2012

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fluid in the ear is called glue ear and yes it would be the problem. go and talk with ur gp and get a letter to the ears nose and throat dr as soon as u can . he may need gommets and if so it will improve his speech very quickly

Racheal - posted on 02/16/2012

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my daughter is 2 yr and 4 months and she talks alot but not all so clearly. She knows her number 1-20 and she is trying to sing the ABC song. But she makes it clear when she is wanting something

Gabrielle - posted on 02/14/2012

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at 2 my daughter says everything! she knows what every object in our house is called often i think she is abit strange as she knows too much and often more than i teach her! she saw snow for the first time recently and told me it was snow i was gobsmacked as i never told her what it was. she can count to 18 (no a, b , cs yet but i will work on it!) and says a good 300 - 400 + words (50 of wich are animals (she learned rhinosoruos at 18 months =o) and all of her colours and shapes inc iregular shapes like octogon!!!) she shocks me everyday!!! she knows wich way is left and wich is right and knows about 10 nusery rhymes and prob about 5 tv theme sons too!

she talks in almost adult sentances like mummy lets do some washing or "mummy what is that very loud noise it makes me scared."

Nadira - posted on 02/14/2012

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I have a boy 2 years and he started with talk before 2 months. In my countri it is normaly for boys to not talk till 3 years. But after that if boy don't start with talking, then it goes to see the doctor.

My boy start to talk a few words but clearly.

Tiona - posted on 02/13/2012

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Yes my daughter is very smart she knows her abcs she knows her letters if you show her she knows them she know how to spell her name she also knows her colors and shapes.....she can sing songs on beat....she knows how to dress and undress she knows her left from her right feet....and she talks in full sentences and has phone convos it's all in what you teach them their like sponges......

Tiona - posted on 02/13/2012

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Yes my daughter is very smart she knows her abcs she knows her letters if you show her she knows them she know how to spell her name she also knows her colors and shapes.....she can sing songs on beat....she knows how to dress and undress she knows her left from her right feet....and she talks in full sentences and has phone convos it's all in what you teach them their like sponges......

Blessed And - posted on 02/11/2012

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my son talk non-stop he sings songs from nick jr and he say's his abc's and tells me how he feel

Susan - posted on 02/07/2012

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Our son is actually quite the jabber jaws. He talks more than his older sis who is about 1 1/2 years older than him. I wouldn't think the ear infections would be a problem, but who knows. Our boy has had tubes since he was about 9 months old due to his constant ear infections.



I see you posted several months ago, so maybe by now, you are happy with how your son is doing--he's 3 now? They develop at their own pace, so I wouldn't be too worried yet. Best of luck!

Riya - posted on 02/01/2012

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Hey, my daugther talks a lot. She always repeats all words that we are talking. We also understand everything. She speaks very clear. She starts talking since she is 1 1/2 years old. Have some patience and talk alot with your son.

Barb - posted on 01/26/2012

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My daughter is 2 turned 2 On Decmember 4th. Her first words was around 4 months and was saying sentences before a year old. She can say 100's of words ( Doesn't always what they mean picks up words very easy.) and compelete sentences, abc's, numbers up to 20 and colours. I am sure it has to do with the ear infections it has be hard to learn now words when it's hard to hear them properly. Your little one will get there!

Ashley - posted on 01/25/2012

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When my two year old first started talking at about 10 mnths it was clear as day but then he started getting alot of ear infection and his speech got to where u couldnt understand a word he is saying and has been that way for a long time he turned 2 in june and ive been asking his doctor what i need to do and if we could get his hearing checked and have just recently in the last week or so got his dr to start doing something about it but he wants to go do speech theropy but i tried to get him into theropy back in july and they told me he was to smart everytime i try to get something done for him i get send ten steps back...

Michelle - posted on 12/20/2011

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2.5 year old just starting to really use alot of words. about 300. He said about 20 words at 2 years old.

Shaunie - posted on 12/19/2011

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My son had fluid on his ears. His docs said that putting tubes in his ears will open a new world. He had surgery when he was three. You can not tell he ever had a speech problem.

Sydni - posted on 12/17/2011

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Yes my daughter talks quite a bit. She turned two in Nov. She can form complete sentences.

LaTara - posted on 12/14/2011

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Ear infections suck. I think my 2 year old son is an average 2 year old. He can hold a conversation about his favorite shows, tell me about his day, tell me what he sees, identifying objects, conveying emotions verbally.

Vannesa - posted on 12/14/2011

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my daughter now makes meaningful sentences and can communicate well. yes she pronounces some of the words wrong but she can hold her own with other children and grown ups
i guess each child develops at their own pace and we cannot rush them

Vannesa - posted on 12/14/2011

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my daughter now makes meaningful sentences and can communicate well. yes she pronounces some of the words wrong but she can hold her own with other children and grown ups

Samantha - posted on 12/08/2011

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My daughter had the same problem but my son whom turned 2 in May only started talking after 2yrs now hes jibbering away but only to close family .He doesnt know his abcs he doesnt like counting but he talks a lot. One thing I have learnt is kids differ what the other does may not be what teh other will do. My daughter knew her abc's early too but is still developing her speech at 7yrs of age.

Christina - posted on 12/07/2011

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My son is about the same and has had no eat infections or fluid. Abc's he loves and he has conversations that we dont understand and about 20-30 words as well. My
Pediatrician wasnt to concerned because he said some just start later but the fact that he says words is a good sign vs nothing at all.

Evana - posted on 12/06/2011

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My son will be 2 a month from today... He says 1-5 words from time to time. Right now he still whines, points, & makes noises. As for my neice who's already 2 she's speaking in full sentences. But my son will fully talk when he's ready

April - posted on 12/04/2011

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My son turned 2 in September and when he had is 2 year old check up the doctor told me he was very delayed in his speech and she thought is was his hearing because he to has constant ear infections and has had tubes in his ears since he was 9 months old. Well just in the last month my son has not stopped talking and I do not think it is his hearing. Every child is different and they will talk when the feel like it.

Nicola - posted on 12/04/2011

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my son is 3 in feb and his like that now but doctors says children develop there own time so im not worried

Ericka - posted on 12/02/2011

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My daughter turned 2 on November 4th and she talks a ton. I'd say she says about 100 or more words. Also recently she started talking in sentences.

LaToya - posted on 12/01/2011

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Children develop diffrently, my daughter talks way too much. she has a huge vocabulary. I think it depends on the child and maybe what you expose them to my daughter is either with me, my husband or her grandparents we have never spoke to her like a baby we have always used correct words for things.

Brittany - posted on 12/01/2011

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my 2 yr old son talks up a storm always asking what things are where people are repeating just about everything... but then again he has an older brother so i think talking came natural your son could also just be shy... which is normal for some children even in preschool i wouldn't worry to much until you talk to his doctor...

Michelle - posted on 12/01/2011

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My almost 2 year old is a talking machine ... all her daycare ladies are very impressed.
It makes me so proud.
I just think she is sooo smart, eve though I know it has nothing to do with inteligence, I still love it!

Samantha - posted on 11/25/2011

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hi my 2 yr old is talking. and no ear infections r not the course of that because my son has had ear infections and it hasnt made a problem with him talking

Laura - posted on 11/21/2011

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OMG!! My daughter talks so much, it's scary!!! She repeats a like of things, so my husband and I have to filter our conversations in front of her. She's also kind of tall for her age (tallest in her daycare class), so people think she's older than she is... sometimes I have to remind myself that she's only two years old.

Lauren - posted on 11/20/2011

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I dont know if someone has already said this but
when my now 6yr old was 2 he had tubes in his ear to drain his ears. They told me that there could be a possibility that his speech woudlnt be as well as others.
He constantly had ear infections since he was born. And after sugery hes ear infections stoped & his speech progressed well as any other child.

Bekie - posted on 11/20/2011

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My oldest is 8 now he had a lot of build up in his ear when he was little he picked up words and talking super fast, our todler is going on 3 he has a never ending runny nose he dosen't say to much but he trys! I count roughly 50 words plus song we sing often... kids pick up things at there own pace just keep talking to her with big words and she will catch on! ps once a week I cleand my oldests ear out with a cap of peroxide doc ok'ed it. Might help out!

Kellie - posted on 11/20/2011

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l have almost 3 year old g/b twins. My boy talks alot but sometimes others can't understand him. As for my little girls talks like she is 20 years old. My Doctor said alot of boys struggle with speech. lts hard not to worry, but your little boy will be fine. l think he is saying quite a lot of words for his age. All the best.

Aisha - posted on 11/18/2011

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my daughter will be 2 in december and she says about 30 words and repeats everything she hears ABC and counting to 20

Janese - posted on 11/18/2011

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As a teacher I was always taught to look out for audible delays. A person learns thier vocabulary through listening and participating in conversation. From there, phonemic skills are tackled. It is very important that you not only take your child to the pediatrician, but also to a specialist. Specialist can run test that can save your child hardships in the future.

Janese - posted on 11/18/2011

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As a teacher I was always taught to look out for audible delays. A person learns thier vocabulary through listening and participating in conversation. From there, phonemic skills are tackled. It is very important that you not only take your child to the pediatrician, but also to a specialist. Specialist can run test that can save your child hardships in the future.

Khadijah - posted on 11/16/2011

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My daughter turned 2 in oct, she started talking at abt 20mnths, she asks ?s like what's this?, is this a baby?

Pauline - posted on 11/15/2011

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Well, you shouldn't worry and enjoy your piece b'se once they start to talk there is no stopping them..I have a chatter box and is overwhelming ...

Jenn - posted on 11/14/2011

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My daughter is wayyy more advanced in speech then my son was at her age. My daughter, Chanel, just turned two in September and she has a vocabulary of at least 100 words, though probably more. She can communicate with adults no problem. She has started using longer sentences now also, like before she would say "More juice," now she will say "Mommy, I want some more juice". She can repeat ANYTHING you ask her too though, when i am going over the alphabet and counting, etc with my son she will repeat everything. Sometimes she will just randomly start singing part of a song we heard the other day or a show i didn't think she was even paying attention too. Just proves that they really do absorb everything!! She has also repeated a few things she shouldn't have:O I think a big part of it was having her big brother talking to her 24/7 since she was born. My son was the first born so he didn't have that. They also say that girls are generally more advanced then boys, and so far i agree that they do seem to be, with my children anyways.

Elizabeth - posted on 11/14/2011

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Each child develops at different stages. Don't get discouraged when reading about children who happen to develop quicker than your child.
Regarding fluid in ears. Yes that can be a factor with speech. It was best explained to me as hearing underwater. You can hear, but not clearly. I took my son to an Ear Nose and Throat Dr. where they found the fluid and my son actually didn't pass his first hearing test. He did a few courses of special antibiotics and thankfully most of the fluid was gone. The other alternative would be tubes in your child's ear to drain them.
Once the fluid is no longer a problem, the speech still needs to be addressed. In the US, each state provides early intervention evaluations and possible services to children who qualify. This ends at the age of 3. An evaluation can not hurt. You as the parent always has the right to decline services if you so desire and it is kept private. The earlier possible issues are addressed the less effort that will be needed later on.
Bets of luck and stay positive!

Kathy - posted on 11/11/2011

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Wow I'm reading about alot of advanced kids... my 25 month old can form some short sentences, some words don't sound right yet but I'm not worried, her last check up I was told that she should be making 2-word sentences and trying to count/alphabet but not really knowing them... she's doing longer sentences than that... with help can count to 10 and has no interest in the alphabet but can recognize some letters.

Julie - posted on 11/11/2011

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I worried about my daughter when she was 2. Even had her evaluated. Then about 27 months she just started talking and never shuts up. Enjoy your peace now! lol My son is just 17 months, he is very quiet. I have been told that boys tend not to talk as much.

Julie - posted on 11/11/2011

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I worried about my daughter when she was 2. Even had her evaluated. Then about 27 months she just started talking and never shuts up. Enjoy your peace now! lol My son is just 17 months, he is very quiet. I have been told that boys tend not to talk as much.

Sharie - posted on 11/10/2011

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my daughter is two and a half she says three word sentences like "i need candy" or "more please mom" we do flash cards and she knows what most things are called

Barbara - posted on 11/10/2011

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My son just turned two yesterday and I have had him assessed by the Early On program for speech delay. He had 5-10 words around 12-18 months but has "lost" them. He wouldnt say any words at all around 20 months. He is now speaking at a 13-15 month capacity and is being assessed by the speech therapist tomorrow. They feel that since he is getting help early he will have no issues when he is ready for school

Diane - posted on 11/09/2011

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My son will be 3 in Feb. He is saying many words, but no full sentences. His words aren't very clear either, so he usually points or drags me to what he wants.

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