Is my kid just being a kid, or?

Jennifer - posted on 02/27/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




My daughter is 19 months and lately I've noticed that as she's developing her english skills she's started saying things like "Food-t-t-t-t" and "stop-p-p-p" and "book-k-k". Is this normal behavior for children learning to speak more fluently or is this some sort of bizarre form of a stammering problem I've never heard of? I've always known stammering to be in the beginning or middle of a word, not at the end, so just wanted to see what you think.


Kaitlin - posted on 02/27/2012




I think it's a phase. First, kudos, your kid is obviously a little advanced verbally- win for you! ;)

Second, my oldest did do this weird stammer thing for a while, maybe a few months. We just kept speaking to him regularly and sometimes asked him to repeat himself when it got out of hand, and it 'went away' and he speaks crazy full sentances now. He is 28 months and QUITE the chatterbox.

I wouldn't be surprised if my younger ones did the same.

Now, it COULD be a real issue, but it's really too soon to tell. Kids learn to speak in all kinds of ways at all kind of times. I wouldn't be really concerned until around 3 at the absolute earliest. Good luck!

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