2yr old not talking!

United States
December 26, 2006 12:08pm CST
My two year is not talking he has family younger than him talking and most people are saying boys take long to do everything., but I concerned about this. I was wonder if there is anyone that maybe has some ideas or some helpful tips I can use to help him along? He is turning three in six months.
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@jmcafam (2891)
• United States
26 Dec 06
My daughter was the same way.She was just over three before she started really talking and now she won't stop.It'll take time and your child will be talking in no time. You could try baby signs.My six month old uses some signs when she wants things.
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@GardenGerty (118006)
• United States
26 Dec 06
Sign language is a good option if your child is frustrated by communication difficulties.
• United States
28 Dec 06
I have tried the baby signs language and he did not respond to them .
@NancyLobo (681)
• India
28 Dec 06
I think you must talk to your child with a lot of pictures and signs also so that he will speak you have to really put up hard work as age is very important dont waste any time just start teaching him to label the environment and all the daily thing he uses dont give it to him unless he asks for it. put up a little extra effort so that your child will be stimulated and he will try to speak, all the best
• United States
28 Dec 06
Thank you I will try the picture like put things on colorful post cards and have pictures of everyday words.
@stonehr (818)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
7 Jan 07
Also You can painting with your child, and learn him the names... Also You should know what is the max. time of child age for first speak.. as I know it's 3 years old child. Also your doc. must to know more relevanties.So I believe you need to wait some time, half year, or 1 year..
• United States
8 Jan 07
Yes I would have to agree with you because the holidays the speech teacher has not been here and he has said more words to me than ever. Me and my husband are canceling the services and waiting on him to talk. I will still work with him in my way like, coloring and the pictures and books. Thank you all for your suggestion and help it really has been helpful.
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
28 Dec 06
I do NOT intend to be insensitive here, but reading your words made me think about an old joke about the baby who never said a word. All medical reasons were eliminated and then kid was fine. He just didn't talk. The family ultimately learned to live with it, but they wished he would speak. He was well past being a baby when his mother served dinner one night. He took one bite and said, "That tastes awful!" The whole family was shocked and his mother asked him why he finally spoke. The child responded, "Well, everything's been find up until now." In reading through your other posts, it looks as though you have ruled out medical causes. It's certainly something to take seriously and be very aware of, but maybe it will be something as easy as him just not needing to saying anything yet? I wish you the very best with it. I would say to keep talking to him a lot and encouraging him to speak, and keep your eyes open. I firmly believe that you should follow your own intuition and continue seeking medical advice if you feel like there's something wrong. Doctors are very well educated and know a lot, but they're no match for a mother's intuition. Don't let a doctor blow you off if you're worried. If you are confident of what the doctor says, then hard as it is I guess you should just take your time and try to be patient. I wish you and your family the very best regardless. Hang in there.
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
28 Dec 06
I just caught a typo in the joke's punchline. Everything's been FINE up until now. Truly, hang in there. Hopefully this will all be a non-issue soon!!
@GardenGerty (118006)
• United States
26 Dec 06
My first question for you is whether or not you have talked to your doctor. With him being 2 and one half I think it is important to talk this over with a doctor. Boys SOMETIMES are slower, but I do not think he should be that slow. The next thing I wonder is if he is not hearing. Does he respond to your speech? I see you are in the United States, so I would look for a Head Start Program, and ask them where you can go to get his speech and hearing evaluated. Another resource is your county health or community health department. They will know where to get those screenings. Do not let people cause you to delay this.
• United States
26 Dec 06
Yes we have spoke with his Dr about it and he has given him a hearing test . I know he can hear and he understands everything i am saying because I can say go get the toy and he goes and get it. I can say go get the cup or point to the baby and he can. I read and I have tired the baby signs but he does not response to them very well.
• India
26 Dec 06
well please can u clarify it little more than i can say or advice which will help u.
• United States
26 Dec 06
I was thing of maybe some games, songs, or books i could buy that we could incorporate in our daily routine.
@magnet (2087)
• United States
26 Dec 06
Encourage your child to talk by reading him books everyday and talking to him about things around him.
• United States
28 Dec 06
We have been doing reading from the disney baby first books what books would you suggest?