My 26-Month-Old Toddler Babbles!

Latisha Suzette - posted on 02/05/2014 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I have some concerns about my little guy.. he babbles all day long and I can only make out a couple of words..at times he will however repeat things I've said but for the most part he just babbles a hundred miles per hour. Is this normal? Should I have any concerns?

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Chet - posted on 02/05/2014

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If he understands what you say to him, and is able to communicate (with gestures, a few words, demonstrations, etc) I wouldn't worry.

Tanya - posted on 02/19/2014

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It does not hurt to have him tested. My son is 3 1/2 he showed the same signs. He is in speech therapy now. Note * Age 3 is when they start to test. But what you can do for now. Make pictures for his words. Like for him to say mom. Show him a picture of you. And every time you want him to say it point to your picture. .

Andrea - posted on 02/18/2014

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I felt the same way with my twin boys. It is very important that you repeat words correctly and take the time to sound out words with them take a few mins a day to sound out the words with them don`t make it a big deal just do it and keep moving. They`ll come along just fine.

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Stephanie - posted on 02/17/2014

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When my youngest son turned 3, and his speech was still at least 50% unintelligible, I took him for a developmental screening. We found that due to fluid trapped in his ear from a previous ear infection--possibly up to 2 years prior--his hearing was significantly diminished in both ears. It took tubes and a year of speech therapy to address the problem. Fortunately, no permanent harm was done, but I wish I had gotten him evaluated earlier.

Jodi - posted on 02/12/2014

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26 months old... so your 2 year old babbles, which is totally normal! My 2 year old did this too, but I just made sure that when I responded to him that I repeated the word correctly. I didn't ignore him until he said it correctly like my mother in law suggested LOL, but responding with the correct words seemed to help!

Oh and whenever I spoke to him I made sure to enunciate all of my words. They learn by example and through gentle correction in my opinion.

Heather - posted on 02/11/2014

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Boys tend to talk later than girls. My now 3 1/2 year old son just started really talking in the last 6 months. I was so concerned but I was told that speech therapy would not be recommended until age three. I put him in a class for speech delayed kids and it was ALL boys. I was concerned about putting him in preschool because he was not able to talk but they assured me it would be the best thing for him. He is now he is saying new words every day (a little hard to understand). Songs are a great way to develop speech. They told me to have him repeat simple sound like ba ba ba in a paper towel tube (it echoes). If he can understand you and follow simple directions I would not be concerned at this time.

Esther - posted on 02/10/2014

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Hang in there, the speech will come in time. Sounds like my 24 month old, who signs and says a few words regularly. If your little one can understand what you are saying and follow directions without being asked more than twice, give him more time. My 24 month old has speech therapy but he won't say a word for the speech therapist and as soon as she leaves, he will talk to us.

Afton - posted on 02/10/2014

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My oldest didn't talk until after he was 2. They wanted him to go to speech therapy at 18 months. Once he did start talking it was in perfect sentences and very clear, people wouldn't believe he was only 2 lol I figure he was just busy learning and playing, yours probably is too :)

Latisha Suzette - posted on 02/05/2014

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LOl, Thank you so much and yes he responds to me... wow I was beginning to think he something was wrong...glad to know I have nothing to worry about

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