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Im very concerned my 20 month old daughter still isn't talking clearly yet..should i be concerned?

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:26 PM on May. 30, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • My almost 18 month is not speaking at all and people on here and ped say its nothing to worry about. they talk when they want to talk. i have even heard that a normal child usually doesnt speak until 3 yrs old but idk either i also have a similar question on here.

    Answer by babygirl_18 at 4:30 PM on May. 30, 2011

  • As long as you can understand most of what she is saying nd others can understand some of what she says it's normal. I still have a hard time understanding my 3 yo your really worried about it bring it up with your Ped. at the next visit

    Answer by happymama02 at 4:31 PM on May. 30, 2011

  • my son is 19 months and talks up a storm.. although i have NO idea what he says its NOT even close to words lol he says somthing fishy shoe dogdog momma dadda umm cnt think what else right now but not much i keep thinking hes behind too

    Answer by kylansmommy09 at 4:32 PM on May. 30, 2011

  • No. My 26 month old is just starting to string words together in a sometimes understandable fashion. If I remember correctly, my other two kids were around 2.5 or 3 before I understood the majority of what they said.

    Answer by nepenthe429 at 4:38 PM on May. 30, 2011

  • I have always been able to understand 50% or more of what my DD says but others can't. She is almost 3 (just a few weeks) and some people can't understand some of what she says. It takes time and patience and constant reminding them to use their words and working with them on annunciation. Just keep working on it with him.

    Answer by coala at 4:49 PM on May. 30, 2011

  • My son is almost 3 and he barely says a few words. He understands though, which I think is more important. Most firstborn children talk late and most late talkers end up blurting out full sentences when they do decide to talk. If she understands what you say, babbles, grunts, has facial expressions, then don't worry about it. I didn't talk until I was about 3.5 and I think I turned out fine :)

    Answer by hill_star03 at 5:06 PM on May. 30, 2011

  • Its really okay. I've had a hard time with my 18 month old. Both her older brothers were walking and talking LONG before now, and she's just taking her sweet time. Save yourself the money on going to the docs... mine was tested for all kinds of things, and she's normal normal normal. I know a 2 y/o who's speech is so awful I can't hardly understand and need his mom as a translator, but he's normal too!!

    As long as your toddler is COMMUNICATING- pointing, showing disinterest, pushing away foods they don't like, clapping or waving when they see things they DO like....they're doing well. Words just might not come.

    Our good friends have a son 3 days older than my 3 year old... my son was talking up a storm and theirs just didn't talk at all. One day he opened his mouth and his first "Word" was "Hey mom, can I have some breakfast?" In completely clear, understandable words! They are absorbing info, even if they don't display it!

    Answer by livn4hevn at 11:00 PM on May. 30, 2011

  • dont worry! most children arent understandable till 3. my DD will be 3 next month & i still have to translate sometimes. so long as she's interested in talking & communicating in some way, she's fine.

    Answer by okmanders at 12:08 PM on May. 31, 2011

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