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not talking much

my 2 year old doesn't really talk. he saids some words, but he doesn't say sentences and just wines when he wants something. should he be talking more or will he start talking more on his own time?

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Asked by SpringMommy07 at 1:06 PM on Jul. 13, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Honestly, only time can tell, some kids are just late speakers while others have deeper issues than that. I say talk to a pediatrician about it. Usually they will refer you to a specialist if they feel it's necissary. My son didn't even say Mama when he turned 2. Everyone thought he might be on the spectrum, now at 2 and a half he can't shut up. He just woke up one day and decided he was going to start talking....hahaha. Good luck!

    Answer by guam_mama at 1:12 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • my 2yr old son is the same way. we had him tested by a speech therapist to see if he was ok - & they said he was average & we had nothing to worry about. since then he has started talking more. i think he is just lazy - lol. compared to his sis @ that age (she spoke very clearly in complete sentences). anyways i guess all kids do their own thing at their own pace...

    Answer by scooterpooter at 1:12 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • My daughter just started actually talking right after she turned two. She's now two and a half, and she's learning new words and sentences everyday. Give him a little more time.

    Answer by kittyhasclaws at 1:16 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • Partly, it depends on what you mean by "2 years old"... there's a huge difference in what is average in a 24 month old, a 30 month old, and a 35 month old but all are "2".

    At 24 months, kids should have well over 50 words - most over 100. And they should be using 2 word phrases or close to it - "more cookies" is a favorite though it may sound like "mo ooee". Pronuciation will be terrile but if you know what is meant then it's a word.

    At 30 months, kids should have so many words you've lost count. They should also be using 4 to 5 word sentences - usually with both a noun and verb though it might be "mommy! See big doggy!" You should understand 75% of what is said. The clerk at the store might understand 50%.

    At 36 months, kids should be having conversations. You should understand 90% and strangers should understand 75%. They learn 10 or more new words a day.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 1:46 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

  • my son only knew 3 words till about 26 months, then BOOM, all on full sentences with pronouns even! his baby sitter (who has four kids and watches several) said her son didn't talk till much later, but because they didn't make him. he would grunt at things and just holler, when they stopped giving in to it he started using his words. but as long as he has a way of communicating to you then he is compehensive. i taught my son about twenty sign words to use when he wanted something and he liked signing them. they have baby signing books that are easy to use and tell you about the abilities of children and ages.

    Answer by angevil53 at 10:10 PM on Jul. 13, 2009

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