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Should I be worried that my 2yr old isnt really talking yet?

7 answers
3 years ago
She says the basic mommy and dada but the other kids in daycare say full sentences. I know she understands me but when she tries to converse with me it's just gibberish. Should i be worried or let her develop on her own terms? The daycare teachers say shes right on track but as a parent you can't help but wonder.

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3 years ago
my oldest daughter was not talking really good until she was almost 3. i had a speech therapist for her and all but they said there was nothing wrong with her she was actually above the developmental stages for her age, she just got everthing she wanted without talking because she was an only child at the time. now she is 5 and more advanced than most kids her age.
3 years ago
My nephew was born about 2 months after my niece and started talking way before she did. I think it really depends on the child, and how much you talk to them. How much you expect them to talk back to you, if you anticipate their needs before they try to tell you themselves. It depends on a lot of factors. I'm not saying that you are doing anything wrong, quite the contrary. It is important to remember that EVERY child is different. As long as there is nothing wrong with her (eg, needs to have tonsils removed) she will start talking right when she wants to.
3 years ago
my son didnt start full sentences until he was 3.  my dr told me the same as yours, dont worry he will start one day right around 3 years old and he did.  if she is otherwise healthy then try not to worry about it.  18-36 months is a tricky period, some kids advance fast and others take their time.  i always felt my son was behind in some way, potty training, speech, motor skills.  he just turned 4 and seems to be right on track and healthy!  good luck, toddlers are a lot of work, but a lot of fun too. 
3 years ago
I'm an educational psychologist and the mother of a child who had a speech delay. Some kids don't talk until 2 or 3 and turn out fine; for others, it becomes a sign, in hindsight, that something was wrong. Follow your gut. If you are really concerned, take your child to Early Intervention in your town and get a free evaluation. If she needs speech services, she'll get them for free, as did my daughter. My daughter got help from age 2-5, and then her speech improved greatly. I soon wished she would STOP talking! :-)Lori Day, Educational Consultantwww.loridayconsulting.com
3 years ago
Thanks to everyone for the support and help! I've also been asking my friends and family and they say the same thing...every child is different!! I also asked her pediatrician and he said she is developing fine. I guess a mother's worrying is never done! :-)
3 years ago
Thanks to everyone for the support and help! I've also been asking my friends and family and they say the same thing...every child is different!! I also asked her pediatrician and he said she is developing fine. I guess a mother's worrying is never done! :-)
3 years ago
every kid is different some talk early and some learn to talk later but its fine just let her develope on her own time

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