Thais - posted on 11/30/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )




my son is going to be 2 in march and all he says is mama and dada. Should he say more?


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Valerie - posted on 12/01/2009




most kids are saying a lot more and yet some come from quiet families, or just hold out while others have hearing or speech to ask your doctor for guidance...if you rule out any problems then don't worry he will surprise you one day with lots of words!

Christy - posted on 12/01/2009




Everyone will tell you yes, but mine was EXACTLY the same. He is 29 months and started talking at 27 months like crazy. Be patient, every kid is different. If he reaches 3 and isn't saying more, then go to a DR to get him evaluated.

Coolgirl426 - posted on 12/01/2009




i had the same problem with my son...and everyone i spoke to said just wait till he is the time he did turn two his vocabulary had grown and by 21/2 he was talking in sentences...i think it takes boys a little longer than girls to get the hang of it

Michelle - posted on 12/01/2009




he's below norm for a 24 month old child Can name a number of objects common to his surroundings

Is able to use at least two prepositions, usually chosen from the following: in, on, under

Combines words into a short sentence-largely noun-verb combinations (mean) length of sentences is given as 1.2 words

Approximately 2/3 of what child says should be intelligible

Vocabulary of approximately 150-300 words

Rhythm and fluency often poor

Volume and pitch of voice not yet well-controlled

Can use two pronouns correctly: I, me, you, although me and I are often confused

My and mine are beginning to emerge

Responds to such commands as "show me your eyes (nose, mouth, hair)"

my daughter is 13 months old and says mama dada bubbie bad dog hi hey byebye tank you peaseeeeeee *please* ow uh oh ily *Lily* baby yes NONONO toes eye hug hungry and a few others

Anna - posted on 12/01/2009




Babies make up their own words, so it may be that he is 'talking' but you don't recognise it. It is good for them to do this and you should praise him for all his efforts to talk and try to work out what he means, even if it's not 'correct'. Spend as much time with him as you can, reading books, talking, telling him the names of things when you go out for a walk.
I do baby sign language with my son, who is almost one, and he knows about 20 signs already. You could try it - it helps them learn the concept of language and is really fun and cute.

Melanie - posted on 11/30/2009




My nephew was 2 and didnt talk all he said was dada . when he was around 3 he started talking and now we cant hush him up , he even talks in his sleep now and he is 7 years old . I think some baby's just start later and he had people talking for him like his oldest sister and grandma so really he didnt have to say a word to get what he needed ..dont worry he will start talking more soon if it would make you feel better ask his dr about it ...good luck

Adrean - posted on 11/30/2009




if you go by the ' norm' I think so. But my niece did the same thing and now we can't get her to hush ( she's 7). I wouldn't worry too much. He'll get the hang of it- one day he will just start talking!

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