My friends daughter is not talking at all while my son is talking all the time

Jaclyn - posted on 06/08/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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They are the exact same age, two weeks difference, they are 27 months and her daughter is not talking. I think she says 2-3 words while my son is a little parrot. Talking constantly, should she be worried? I would be quite concerned about it but she doesn't seem to think it's a big deal. Just wanting some opinions!

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Adrienne - posted on 06/08/2010

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Is your friend a quiet person? My husband and I are very quiet and shy people. Our oldest is going to be 3 on the 26th and he is finally talking well. We just tried talking more all the time for him. Our middle son is going to be 2 on the 26th and is talking more then my oldest was at that age and some things he even says better then his older brother. Could be a number of different things. All my sister-in-laws kids are talking way better then my boys but all kids are different.

Jillian - posted on 06/08/2010

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Yes it's a problem that her daughter has so few words. At that age they should be saying at least two word phrases. She can always get the child evaluated for speech through early intervention. It's free.

Nicole - posted on 06/08/2010

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Does she babble a lot? My son just turned 2 and doesn't say a lot of actual words but he babbles all the time and he is trying very hard. I wouldn't be too concerned if she trying to talk. But I would be worried if she is silent.

September - posted on 06/08/2010

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Well maybe she should be saying more than 2 or 3 words at 27 months. It may be worth getting her hearing checked... but it seems as though the child's mother is not concerned. Reading daily helps as well! I have a 19 month old who is also a little parrot :) Best wishes to your friend! :)

Jaclyn - posted on 06/08/2010

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But I have asked a health nurse and she thinks that she should be talking by now. At least a little. She thought she should have her hearing checked as well as see a speech therapist. I though that was a little extreme! Thank you!

September - posted on 06/08/2010

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Nope! She should not be worried at all! Every baby/toddler develops at his or her own rate :) which is why she's probably not concerned...she shouldn’t be!

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