Posted in Milestones & Development, Toddlers

My almost two year old doesn’t want to talk.

Hi my baby boy is going to be two next month and he doesn’t seem to want to talk. He started off early which is why I’m getting nervous now. His first words were thank you and then he stopped talking. He now says about 15-20 words. He lets me know what he wants by coming to me and bringing me to them so I know he’s very bright but am I doing something wrong?! Help please.

  • Birdie
    Nov 20, 2018

    Tell him “mommy needs you to use your words. I can’t help you until you tell me”. When you know what he wants something have him repeat after you. “Mom/dad juice please”, “Mom/dad food please”, “mom I did poo poo”. The repeat method has been working pretty well for us lately.

  • Heather
    Nov 20, 2018

    My son is going to be 2 next month also is the same too. People tell me the longer he takes the talk when he does start it will be full on. He is just soaking everything all in.

  • Suzy
    Nov 20, 2018

    Albert Einstein didn’t walk or talk till almost 4. He will when he’s ready, you have already heard he can. You may just be too good at assuming his needs and providing. Play dumb?!?

  • Sophie
    Nov 21, 2018

    My uncle didn’t talk until he was 5. Now he investigates plane crashes and works with engineers to prevent them. My husband also didn’t talk until 5 and he is incredibly smart. Don’t stress to much about it. You can try a speech therapist. There are also lots of educational activities you can find online to help him get talking. Make sure you talk to him a lot and encourage him to use his words.

  • Jessie
    Nov 23, 2018

    Do you give him what he wants if he refuses to talk? My nephew talked great(for his age) till he was 14 months old. We learned he felt he didn't need to talk cause he got what he wanted by crying/yelling and pointing. If he seems unable to find the right words, you can learn sign language on youtube for free. It is an amazing way to communicate non verbally and actually can encourage him to be verbal again.