almost 2 and still not talking.

Kimalee - posted on 04/11/2011 ( 15 moms have responded )

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My son is almost 2 and he can barely string sentences, I mean he can talk, and he knows A LOT, like things I tell him to do, he understands, I guess I could say he understands more than he can talk. I don't know if this is a problem I should be worried about?

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my son is nearly 2 and doesnt actually say a word! not even Mum and Dad! He understands everything and really complex sentences too and picks up on what we are saying even if we arent talking to him and just having a conversation. I am trying not to make it an issue as the more we say to him 'can you say mum' the more he goes shy and wont say it. he babbles and stuff and esp when he gets excited. I think one day he will just come out with a whole sentence and we will be gobsmacked!

Abby - posted on 04/27/2011

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My son is the same way.. he babbles he knows a few words, but he can completely understand you. Unfortunately, he's no where near full sentences or even trying to make one. I've been worried about this since I've noticed that my son is going to be 2 in July. The Dr. told me that boys progress slower than girls, and if there's a second language in the household that can also be the reason they're delayed.

Stephanie - posted on 05/20/2011

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My daughter will be 2 in july as well and she says papa ma ma, d and bub for my brother g g mom, tom for thomas mo for elmo ball car bye but often times she wbispers it she isnt sayin full sentences but she signs and has been since before her 1 st birthday. However she knows clean up and shut the door and can point out any body part you ask her to such as arm arm pits belly toes nose eyes ears head hair bottom knees

Emer - posted on 04/12/2011

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my son the very same he mostly just babbles but if you asked him to "close the door" or put something in the bin for example he understands, my older son was talking great at this stage but i would not worry all babies are different

Kerry - posted on 04/11/2011

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Are there other children in the house? I always found that my younger kids took longer to talk, as the older ones did most of it for them. If not, I wouldn't worry too much about it. If he is saying words, and understands what you are saying, he is just taking his time. My second son didn't do much talking till around 2, and then it all spilled out at once! Hope this helps!

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Melinda - posted on 06/12/2011

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My son isn't really talking. He speaks maybe 10 words. He understands us and he will nod when we ask him if he wants something. One of my daughters had a hard time talking. The doctor recomened she go into speach therapy. She has made great progress. She still goes to speech therapy during the school year. We are concering having him take speech therapy. I'm not saying you have to put your two year old in speech, but sometimes it can be quite benificial. I'd see what your son's doctor recomends. Sometimes they just arn't ready to talk. My brother didn't start talking till he was two and he didn't start out with words he started with sentences. So it all just depends on your child.

Kristi - posted on 06/09/2011

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Please don't worry - my son will be 2 in July and he's not talking much either. Even days when he talks "well" (for him), he still regresses back later. I got a "more juice" once and never again. However, he understands everything I say and my brother's son was the same way and just started speaking in full sentences when he was 2 1/2. All kids are different. Don't worry :)

Michelle - posted on 05/30/2011

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Not at all! I noticed the same thing with my daughter - so I'd more or less "narrate" everything i was doing - and ask questions along the way.

Also, like when she wanted juice. For a couple of days I'd let her go with juice. Then "juice please?" or she didn't get it, then when she had that down i changed it to "can i have juice please?" or toys or snack or whatever... it wasn't too long after doing that that she started forming more sentences..... and I haven't gotten her to shut up since :P

Bettie - posted on 05/30/2011

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Is this your first? As mine was a little behind more then his little brother who had an older brother to copy from and picked up quicker. My almost 3 grandson isn't quite in the sentence stage yet but is picking up more as he hears more. It helps to talk to kids in sentences rather than the fun baby talk, that may be my grandsons problem as his mom tends to talk baby to him as it sounds cute but doesn't help them learn words fully. I hope this helps you out. All kids learn differently and it will come in time.

Terrill - posted on 05/30/2011

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My son will be 2 in July and he says dad, what's that and ball, that's it. I was concerned at first but know that all kids develop at their own time. He understands everything we say and we still encourage him to talk and figure it will happen when he is ready. Remember, Einstein didn't talk till he was 4! :)

Shannon - posted on 05/29/2011

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My son will also be 2 in July. He talks nonstop, even sings songs in the correct rhythm and tune but none if it makes sence. It's all babbles and gibberish, he can't even say mama. He has an autistic sister and her therapists have looked at him also, their standard is 18 words by 18 months. However his comprehension is great, he dies tasks you ask him to (close he door, clean up toys, grab your shoes...), can point out pictures in stories (dog, truck...). So I think he's just not ready for words. My mom told me I didn't talk either until I was almost 30 months but once I started it was actual sentences. My older brother had been talking for me so I was too lazy to talk until he started school.

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My son if asked will say alot like Doctor bubbles truck car ball juice milk ... but never says it much on his own ... he definitely understands every thing im saying ... i have a 4yr old and she doesn't talk for him ... but alot of my friends have told me this is pretty normal ...

Tshego - posted on 05/18/2011

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My son will be 2 in July as well, and not talking yet. he can say a few words like gimme, take, breem(bring), but he understands when you talk to him. Although he is my first child, i understand, and feel he would talk soon. im just enjoying him for the moment.

Laura - posted on 04/19/2011

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Yes, my daughter is almost 2 and doesn't talk but we actually talk spanish to her so we thought it was more a problem because on tv she watches english show and my family speaks english as well. But I did have speech therapist come to our home and her comprehension was great so the said she will talk when she's good and ready. Just as long as she gets at least one new word she will be good.

Sheri - posted on 04/18/2011

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My daughter is the same way. She understands everything we tell her, but still talks very little. I have a 3 year old son that started talking at 1, but doctor says she will start when she's ready then we will wonder why we worried...

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