Posted in Milestones & Development, Toddlers

Not speaking enough

So my son just turned 2 Jan 8 and he doesn’t have much to say. It usually just noises and a little bit of babble outside of his four usual words. What else can I do to make him want to use his words and try to get them out ????? Please help

  • 2Boys&aDog
    Jan 26

    Give it another six months. Read to him and just talk to him about everything and anything even if it is boring. Music and songs are helpful too. Boys in general speak later than girls. If he hasn’t added to his vocabulary in another six months then consult his doctor. We went through this at 2 with my son and by 2.5 he said everything and anything.

  • Toni
    Jan 26

    I have three kids and boys do not start talking as fast as girls. I took my baby to the doctor years ago and the doctor said that. My son had a few words. Even when he started talking it was short..he got to the point and that was it lol. He’s now almost 9 and his vocabulary is extensive and he speaks very well. I used to talk mine through everything. Pointing out what I thought they might want or feel, noting colors, numbers, letters or whatever else I could point out to keep talking. When they pronounce a word incorrectly I say the word the correct way and have them repeat. By the time they were three, they spoke clearly, could understand & use more words and phrases than most 5year olds.... Just keep talking to your son as normal & be patient...no baby talk

  • Anonymous
    Jan 26

    I personally would ask the doctor to refer to someone to check him out. They can decide if he needs speech therapy or give strategies to you.

  • Tiana
    Jan 26

    Early start is a free program that assesses speech and a variety of other concerns. My doctor brushed me off, I took my son to Early Start where they did an assessment and found his speech was at 14 month proficiency at 23 months. So now we have insurance covering speech therapy as it’s a medical need rather than a “parental hunch”

  • Dani
    Jan 26

    Honestly, my son (turned 3 January 8th) has the same issue and by 2.5 he talked non stop and his dr is amazed at how well he announces things. I’ll get shit for this, but YouTube kids helped a ton because we didn’t have the money for the speech therapy since insurance wouldn’t cover it. Blippi videos are his all time favorite.

  • Maria
    Jan 26

    Thank you so much everyone I’m really worried about my son. Dani our kids have the same birthday

  • Ashley
    Jan 26

    Believe me u r not alone. My daughter turned 2 in November and I was so worried about she speech bc all’s she would say was two words, Daddy and Cool. I went to her pediatrician with concern. Until 2 weeks ago she began saying full sentences to me and yes some of it is just babble talk. But my daughter really amazed me. So don’t worry too much give it little boy time bc out of no where when he wants to get his point across and nothing else will work but to say it, he will tell will let u know.

  • Maria
    Jan 26

    Thank u ❤️

  • Janine
    Jan 26

    My son was 2 and doing the same... I panicked, had him evaluated for speech, and began services... lo and behold he starting speaking by about 2 years 8 months almost overnight... I really don’t think it had anything to do with the therapist either, he just needed time... and then once they start it doesn’t stop lol

  • Maria
    Jan 26

    I feel like that’s going to happen as well like he’ll start when he’s ready

  • Jason
    Jan 27

    Our boy is 2 1/2 and we had the same concerns for him. The Parents as teachers program did some diagnostic testing on him & all is well. He is very advanced in his motor skills & I think he uses them to get what he wants, instead of relying on language skills. He is now repeating many words he hears..... especially words that begin with “B”

  • Maria
    Jan 27

    Jason my baby too like he tries to say banana, ball, bubbles

  • Bridgette
    Jan 27

    My son will be 3 in April and he just started saying alot more with in the last month

  • Traci
    Feb 06

    My son is now 2 1/2 and since 18 months I’ve been trying to get him into speech therapy. Long story short I finally got him in about a month ago and sure enough he has a speech delay from a lot of ear infections. He has made major progress in just a month. It’s amazing. Either ask for a referral from his doctor or call your insurance because some don’t even require a referral. Maybe just set up an intake with a speech therapist to have him evaluated because they will spend a couple hours playing with him and then will let you know if they think he needs it or not. Good luck