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user banned Due October 22 (boy); 17 kids; d***o, 4998 posts
Mar 25th '13

My son turned two in January and didn't really start talking until February... Seems like one day he just opened his mouth and the dictionary fell out haha. You're not a bad mom!

624582 Neilton, Washington 9312 posts
Mar 25th '13
Quoting Killingℬird(14w):" <blockquote><b>Quoting 624582:</b>" DS didn't really start talking until he was 2. ... [snip!] ... not talking yet? I wonder why?" I know they're implying something's wrong with him or my parenting and it makes me feel awful."


I understand how you feel. It's frustrating, but you just need to brush it off. A member on here gave me some advice that helped a lot. I'm a SAHM and got used to the routine, I knew him like the back of my hand. I changed from telling him "I'm making pancakes and bananas" to "I'm making pancakes, would you like an apple or a banana with them?". It seems simple, but I realized I wasn't giving him choices and making him verbalize his wants and needs.



It'll come, they all catch up. :)

Cαtwomαn 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Gotham, DC, United States 15131 posts
Mar 25th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting LEGENDARY JAS ♥:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Killingℬird(14w):</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... weekly. When she was 3, she started the special education preschool. 6 months at school and she started speaking like a champ."</blockquote>




That's extremely encouraging. Do you think if his dr offers a referral for a speech therapist next month (at his 18 mo well check) I should go ahead and do it, or should I wait to see what he does on his own?

Cαtwomαn 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Gotham, DC, United States 15131 posts
Mar 25th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 624582:</b>" I understand how you feel. It's frustrating, but you just need to brush it off. A member on here gave ... [snip!] ... but I realized I wasn't giving him choices and making him verbalize his wants and needs. It'll come, they all catch up. :)"</blockquote>




I've heard that too actually. I'm a SAHM as well and a friend of mine mentioned that he's an only child and I'm always right there to give him what he needs. If he wants milk, he brings me his cup and I get it. No words needed. So I've been trying to correct that. Hopefully it will help. Thank you for the advice!

Cαtwomαn 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Gotham, DC, United States 15131 posts
Mar 25th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting LEGENDARY JAS ♥:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Killingℬird(14w):</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... I remember someone on here mentioning that the elementary school in your district is required to evaluate him if he needs it."</blockquote>




Alright I'll definitely be doing that then. thank you!

♥BakedACake♥ 2 kids; Hillsboro, Missouri 2964 posts
Mar 25th '13
Quoting Killingℬird(14w):" <blockquote><b>Quoting ♥BakedACake♥:</b>" It's ok. My son is 15 months ... [snip!] ... And he understands a million different words. And locate different body parts, etc. just won't say them. Won't even really try."


Thats exactly what my son does. The doctor said it was perfectly fine at his age.

Cαtwomαn 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Gotham, DC, United States 15131 posts
Mar 25th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♥BakedACake♥:</b>" Thats exactly what my son does. The doctor said it was perfectly fine at his age."</blockquote>




I'm anxious to talk to my dr again. Just for reassurance I guess.

mom2andrew&carter 18 kids; Leesburg, Florida 2159 posts
Mar 25th '13

my 2 year old is finally starting to really say things and repeat me

624582 Neilton, Washington 9312 posts
Mar 25th '13
Quoting Killingℬird(14w):" <blockquote><b>Quoting 624582:</b>" I understand how you feel. It's frustrating, but ... [snip!] ... his cup and I get it. No words needed. So I've been trying to correct that. Hopefully it will help. Thank you for the advice!"


That was me. Even now DS will pull that. He will walk up to me while I'm in the kitchen and hand me his cup, so I will take it and place it in the sink and that's when he verbalizes. I only do that because I know he knows how to talk, there is no going back now. And no problem! Before you know it you'll be begging for peace and quiet. :wink:

Cαtwomαn 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Gotham, DC, United States 15131 posts
Mar 25th '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 624582:</b>" That was me. Even now DS will pull that. He will walk up to me while I'm in the kitchen and hand me ... [snip!] ... knows how to talk, there is no going back now. And no problem! Before you know it you'll be begging for peace and quiet. :wink:"</blockquote>




Haha! I can't wait. :)

lilsoph 2 kids; 1 angel baby; somewhere, MI, United States 4535 posts
Mar 25th '13

my 18 month old says VERY little too but also understands everything... every kiddo is different, ours just want to be babies a teeny bit longer :)

Rob's Living Dead Girl Royersford, Pennsylvania 4307 posts
status Mar 25th '13
Quoting Killingℬird(14w):" Because my son will not talk yet. I get the occasional dada, and that's basically it. He's 17.5 months. I feel like I'm trying so hard but not doing something right. Just a vent I guess."

If it makes you feel better, Albert Einstein supposedly didn't speak until he was three. =)

I♡C&R. 2 kids; Thornton, CO, United States 25559 posts
Mar 26th '13

Christopher took FOREVER to talk, but when he finally did, he didn't quit talking. Now he's 3 and making full sentences and sometimes I wish he was 17 months again. :wink: He'll get there. They all go at their own rate. Just work with him, but don't push it. You're a good Mama. Don't stress.