Hello to all you moms. I am new to the group and just wanted to post this to see if anyone else has been through it and what I can expect.
My three years old recently started stuttering. Before this his speech was perfect. I first noticed it when I was in my third trimester with the new baby (now 2 months old). It was so mild that nobody else really noticed it, but as a mother I instantly picked up on it. It has gotten progressively worse, so much so that my husband is now really worried about it and this morning his pre-school teacher pulled me to the side and mentioned it. His doctor said that it is normal for some kids to experience this and most kids grow out of it my age four but she says she will give me a referral for a speech therapist that will come to my home if I want.
His doc is excellent and what she says will happen with my kids usually does happen but this has me worried because it has gotten so much worse and I can actually see him struggling to get his words out. I don't want to overreact by getting an in-home therapist but I don't want to be too relaxed about it and he end up suffering because of it. Since the baby came we show him even more affection and we include him in playing and caring for the newborn and nothing traumatic has happened to him so I can't imagine why this has happened and why it's getting worse. His is a really smart kid but once other kids start teasing him I afraid he will completely shut down.
Have any of you experienced this or know anyone who has?