my 2 year old refered for his ears checked and talking tots

Sarah - posted on 01/27/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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my son is 2 in a couple of weeks i thought his speach was ok i can understand him but health visitor said hes not saying enough single words and there not clear he says about 5 words clearly and hes not sayin sentences shes refered him for his ears checked she said he can hear but he might be hearing as though theres waters trapped in his ears i explained his dad had grommets put in his ears when he was little she said also gettin him to go to talking tots its speech therapy but more playful he does understand instructions like lets get your shoes and coat he gets them and help me find wipes and nappies he finds them she said it could be because hes got two older brothers they know what hes saying and get him what he wants he doesnt really have to try she says it happens alot with 3rd child . on a positive she said he is very sociable and happy and his motor skills with his hands is fantastic he was making a tower with small cotton reel she said some 3 year olds struggle with that so thats good but still worried hes been ill for a few weeks hes a wheezzy child if he gets a virul infection and hes not been eating well and lost 1 pound so got to get him weighed agin in 2 months .any body eles experienced this ?

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Sarah - posted on 01/28/2012

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thanks dawn think i will be panicking till his ears are checked but he seems to under stand me and he try to copy what your saying i think hes fine for his age may be i have a over active health visitor that sticks to the guidlines of what kids should be doin but cant go by text book for kids but fingers crossed theres nothing wrong with my lil mans ears x

Dawn - posted on 01/27/2012

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my third was a boy and had an older sister (mother) and brother (father), did the same thing the older ones spoke for his thus he didn't need to speak. He used to get ear infections alot - so his world when he would hear was like putting your hands over your ears and talking. This was how he spoke - muffled and unclear. We had tubes placed in his ears when he was 2.5 and withing two weeks was speaking sentences. WOW I have had two more children since and my baby is 2yrs and a month. She babbles and says CLEAR only a handful of words. I would get a second opinion when the ears, if he wheezes its that muffled sound and this is how he will speak. Stay calm and it will work out for you:)

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