Posted in Milestones & Development, Toddlers

Does anyone’s toddler stutter?

My son will be 2 in a few weeks. He’s had a large vocabulary for his age. He usually speaks with two or three words at a time. But sometimes he will go “mama mama mama mama mama mama drink” It takes him a long time to get that next word out and sounds like he’s really struggling. Or every now and then it’s the first sound of a word repeated. Like “want m m-m m m m milk”. I’m just curious if this is normal. He never did this until this last month.

  • anonymous mom
    Jul 22, 2019

    I think it’s not abnormal if that makes sense. Talk to your pediatrician, but overall I think the key is to not show concern or frustration when it happens and calmly answer his requests and it should pass.

  • Katie
    Jul 23, 2019

    Mine is 2.5 and goes through brief phases where he gets stuttery, usually related to lack of sleep or other stress. He is a precocious talker, so it really alarmed us when he suddenly couldn't seem to get his words out. BUT. This can be a normal part of speech development for this age group. Odds are good your kid is fine, keep an eye on it, and check in with your pediatrician.