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My son just turned 2 on Friday...

he isnt talking yet.. only saying ,dad, shoes, fishies, and bob(our fish's name) should he be talking more? he is my first child and our my step daughter doesn't live with us... he goes to an unlicsned daycare so there aren't other children there....

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Asked by Kelly_Ann at 7:31 PM on Mar. 28, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • That is behind. He should be attempting sentences of two words or so. I would talk to your pediatrician about it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:33 PM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • He is talking if he is saying those words. If you are worried about the amount of words then talk to his Dr.

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 7:33 PM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • I don't have a two year old but my aunt has 2 kids and all her kids didn't start talking alot until they were like 3 years old.

    Answer by hayliesmommy20 at 7:34 PM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • Even if he's not really talking yet, does he understand what you're saying and try to communicate in other ways?
    You might want to check with your pediatrician about it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:35 PM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • Different kids do things at different times. On average, yes, he should be talking more but that doesn't mean he isn't smart or that he's "behind".

    My son starting talking early and has a pretty big vocabulary, my nephew however, will be 3 in November and he's JUST started talking. It's not that he didn't understand what was being said to him, he just didn't say anything other than "daddy" and "no".
    Now he's saying new words all of the time.

    I wouldn't be too concerned.

    Answer by Laila-May at 7:38 PM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • He understands EVERYTHNG! like I can be like throw something away he will... I can tell him to go potty throw his clothes in te hamper.. put stuff away etc... can find thins when askd.. an when he does somehing I forgot to a he say.. "I did it!" other than that.. he doesn't say much instea he whines.. which i sarting to make us nuts!!! UGH! but no we stopped giving in and we try to make him say please to get what he wants.. but last night he threw a tantrum and cried or 45 minutes before saying PUH which is as close to please as he gets

    Answer by Kelly_Ann at 7:41 PM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • "Many children - boys especially - are slow to talk. As long as they have caught up by kindergarten, they usually do just fine, with no long-term problems.
    Most young children understand more than they can express. A child who understands well is more likely to catch up in his talking in time.
    Slowness to talk is more concerning if there are other developmental issues at the same time. Look in particular for poor understanding of language, delays in developing strength or coordination, weak play skills, or unusual social interactions. If everything else is going along well, it is likely that your son will grow out of his slowness-to-talk. If you are concerned, consult your son's doctor.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:44 PM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • Thanks anon I appreciate your answer...

    I suppose I shouldnt be to concerned because he is already followed by an occupational therapist because of a malformation of his left hand... so I'm sure if she noticed anything or his case manager did they would have said something.. I'll call his nurse and see if she has time to stop out and do an assessment this week!

    Answer by Kelly_Ann at 7:50 PM on Mar. 28, 2010

  • My nephew didn't talk much at two. Turned out it was because his parents were not making him talk. He didn't have to talk to get the things he needed or wanted so he didn't talk. It wasn't that he couldn't he just didn't see a need too.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:09 AM on Mar. 29, 2010

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