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Help, My 2 Year Old Does Not Talk Yet. by Xundi73: 2:40pm On Oct 23, 2020
Greetings,

My family has become very worried because our 2 year old (27 months) son doesn't talk yet and doesn't seem interested in making effort to talk.

The only word he says almost correctly is BYE whenever someone is leaving the house. However he has his own version of 'daddy' (ampu) & 'mommy' (mei).

He is smart however, but just not interested in talking and sometimes it appears he does not understand when you give him instructions, other times he'd do exactly what you ask him to do. He plays well with his older siblings who started talking well before 2.

We have ruled out hearing issues as he seems to hear when music or sounds he likes come on tv, he would start dancing to music he likes even if he's not seeing the TV.

Has anyone here had experience like this? Should we be more worried? What can we do to help our son start talking.

Mods please help put this on front page so we can get enough help/opinions - thanks.

Mynd44
Lalasticlala
Re: Help, My 2 Year Old Does Not Talk Yet. by Amotolongbo(f): 2:46pm On Oct 23, 2020
This can be as a result of different languages being spoken at home, confusing the child which language to pick or understand.

Imagine the parents speaking indigenous language to themselves and speaking “irregular” English Language to the child. That is so much an enough confusion.

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Re: Help, My 2 Year Old Does Not Talk Yet. by Xundi73: 2:54pm On Oct 23, 2020
Amotolongbo:
This can be as a result of different languages being spoken at home, confusing the child which language to pick or understand.

Imagine the parents speaking indigenous language to themselves and speaking “irregular” English Language to the child. That is so much an enough confusion.

Thanks for your input. We only speak English at home for now as the wife and I have different native language

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Re: Help, My 2 Year Old Does Not Talk Yet. by Amotolongbo(f): 2:59pm On Oct 23, 2020
Xundi73:


Thanks for your input. We only speak English at home for now as the wife and I have different native language
Im sorry to ask this question sir.

Hope there is no difference in the spoken English accent you both speak at home?
This may cause confusion also.

But sincerely, if your son isn’t deaf and dumb, he will still talk. Just give him the time, the boy is just 2years for goodness sake

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Re: Help, My 2 Year Old Does Not Talk Yet. by JovialJune(f): 3:01pm On Oct 23, 2020
Because you see that your fellow counterpart's thread was moved to front page, you now remember that your 2 year old can't talk abi?


Do you expect your toddler to speak perfect diction? Leave that child alone, not all 2 year olds is expected to say out complete sentences.

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Re: Help, My 2 Year Old Does Not Talk Yet. by Karleb(m): 3:08pm On Oct 23, 2020
The other one, 3 years old can not read and write.

This one, 2 years old can not say anything aside "bye".

It seems you all expect your children to be Albert Einstein right from the womb.

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Re: Help, My 2 Year Old Does Not Talk Yet. by Merimental(m): 3:10pm On Oct 23, 2020
Nigeria: everybody just putting everybody under pressure.


take it easy. wen d child starts to talk later u will be d one telling him/her to "shut up, u talk too much."

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Re: Help, My 2 Year Old Does Not Talk Yet. by Henix(m): 3:15pm On Oct 23, 2020
If u have any reason to be worried over ur child's development, go to a hospital and seek help from the appropriate professionals
Re: Help, My 2 Year Old Does Not Talk Yet. by thorpido(m): 3:16pm On Oct 23, 2020
Your son doesn't seem to have any developmental delays from your story but is just a slow starter which is normal for some kids.
You've got nothing to worry about,your child will pick up at his own time.

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Re: Help, My 2 Year Old Does Not Talk Yet. by CAPSLOCKED: 3:27pm On Oct 23, 2020
Karleb:
The other one, 3 years old can not read and write.

This one, 2 years old can not say anything aside "bye".

It seems you all expect your children to be Albert Einstein right from the womb.

THEY'D JUST END UP MAKING THEIR KIDS RETĄRDED BY THEIR OWN HANDS WITH ALL THIS PRESSURE.

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Re: Help, My 2 Year Old Does Not Talk Yet. by Xundi73: 3:32pm On Oct 23, 2020
JovialJune:
Because you see that your fellow counterpart's thread was moved to front page, you now remember that your 2 year old can't talk abi?


Do you expect your toddler to speak perfect diction? Leave that child alone, not all 2 year olds is expected to say out complete sentences.
Thanks for your comments.
1. I just registered today, I have used nairaland as a guest member for some time.
2. I opened this to seek opinions to calm the wife's mind. I'm not at all worried like her. I myself didn't stand or walk until I was more than a year old.
3. I don't expect perfect diction or a sentence from him. If you read our worries objectively you'd have seen the part that I mentioned he is not interested in talking or making efforts at all.

Again thanks for your comment

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Re: Help, My 2 Year Old Does Not Talk Yet. by Xundi73: 3:35pm On Oct 23, 2020
Amotolongbo:
Im sorry to ask this question sir.

Hope there is no difference in the spoken English accent you both speak at home?
This may cause confusion also.

But sincerely, if your son isn’t deaf and dumb, he will still talk. Just give him the time, the boy is just 2years for goodness sake
No accents except Nigerian accent smiley
Thank you for your words
Re: Help, My 2 Year Old Does Not Talk Yet. by Xundi73: 3:39pm On Oct 23, 2020
Karleb:
The other one, 3 years old can not read and write.

This one, 2 years old can not say anything aside "bye".

It seems you all expect your children to be Albert Einstein right from the womb.
LOL, thank you for your comment. That's not our expectation. The worry part stems from his lack of interest is trying to produce a sound or even blabbering except for bye, ampu for daddy and mei for mommy. He would rather not make any sound or show interest in listening when you try to talk to him or get him to do anything.

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Re: Help, My 2 Year Old Does Not Talk Yet. by Xundi73: 3:40pm On Oct 23, 2020
Merimental:
Nigeria: everybody just putting everybody under pressure.


take it easy. wen d child starts to talk later u will be d one telling him/her to "shut up, u talk too much."
Thanks.
Re: Help, My 2 Year Old Does Not Talk Yet. by Xundi73: 3:41pm On Oct 23, 2020
thorpido:
Your son doesn't seem to have any developmental delays from your story but is just a slow starter which is normal for some kids.
You've got nothing to worry about,your child will pick up at his own time.
Your words are very encouraging. Thanks

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Re: Help, My 2 Year Old Does Not Talk Yet. by Xundi73: 3:43pm On Oct 23, 2020
CAPSLOCKED:


THEY'D JUST END UP MAKING THEIR KIDS RETĄRDED BY THEIR OWN HANDS WITH ALL THIS PRESSURE.
No one has pressured the child and no one will. I'm seeking opinions to calm my wife's worries. Thank you.
Re: Help, My 2 Year Old Does Not Talk Yet. by Mariangeles: 4:07pm On Oct 23, 2020
Xundi73:
Greetings,

My family has become very worried because our 2 year old (27 months) son doesn't talk yet and doesn't seem interested in making effort to talk.

The only word he says almost correctly is BYE whenever someone is leaving the house. However he has his own version of 'daddy' (ampu) & 'mommy' (mei).

He is smart however, but just not interested in talking and sometimes it appears he does not understand when you give him instructions, other times he'd do exactly what you ask him to do. He plays well with his older siblings who started talking well before 2.

We have ruled out hearing issues as he seems to hear when music or sounds he likes come on tv, he would start dancing to music he likes even if he's not seeing the TV.

Has anyone here had experience like this? Should we be more worried? What can we do to help our son start talking.

Mods please help put this on front page so we can get enough help/opinions - thanks.

Mynd44
Lalasticlala

Are his dance moves coordinated according to the tune of the music?
Re: Help, My 2 Year Old Does Not Talk Yet. by Xundi73: 4:09pm On Oct 23, 2020
Mariangeles:


Are his dance moves coordinated according to the tune of the music?
Yes, he has only 1 or 2 dance moves

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Re: Help, My 2 Year Old Does Not Talk Yet. by Uyi168(m): 4:44pm On Oct 23, 2020
Your son go Dey alright.
Nor fear..
Re: Help, My 2 Year Old Does Not Talk Yet. by Xundi73: 4:46pm On Oct 23, 2020
Uyi168:
Your son go Dey alright.
Nor fear..
Thank you

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Re: Help, My 2 Year Old Does Not Talk Yet. by Darkerberry: 4:47pm On Oct 23, 2020
Karleb:
The other one, 3 years old can not read and write.

This one, 2 years old can not say anything aside "bye".

It seems you all expect your children to be Albert Einstein right from the womb.

But theyve seen one year olds and kids of similar ages do drama and speak fluently on instagram
Re: Help, My 2 Year Old Does Not Talk Yet. by Caio: 6:00pm On Oct 23, 2020
Nothing is wrong with your child.
My brother was 5 years old before he started talking.
He is 20 years now.
So just calm down.

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Re: Help, My 2 Year Old Does Not Talk Yet. by pozehnani(f): 6:01pm On Oct 23, 2020
Huh?
Re: Help, My 2 Year Old Does Not Talk Yet. by ebudola49200: 6:07pm On Oct 23, 2020
Nigeria: everybody just putting everybody under pressure.take it easy. wen d child starts to talk later u will be d one telling him/her to "shut up, u talk too much."
Re: Help, My 2 Year Old Does Not Talk Yet. by babajeje123(m): 6:09pm On Oct 23, 2020
Nothing is wrong with your son, he is just living in his own world and he is enjoying it.

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Re: Help, My 2 Year Old Does Not Talk Yet. by pozehnani(f): 6:11pm On Oct 23, 2020
Huh?

Take him to see a children doctor. He'll be in a better position to attend to your questions.

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Re: Help, My 2 Year Old Does Not Talk Yet. by Page3: 7:17pm On Oct 23, 2020
Xundi73:
Greetings,

My family has become very worried because our 2 year old (27 months) son doesn't talk yet and doesn't seem interested in making effort to talk.

The only word he says almost correctly is BYE whenever someone is leaving the house. However he has his own version of 'daddy' (ampu) & 'mommy' (mei).

He is smart however, but just not interested in talking and sometimes it appears he does not understand when you give him instructions, other times he'd do exactly what you ask him to do. He plays well with his older siblings who started talking well before 2.

We have ruled out hearing issues as he seems to hear when music or sounds he likes come on tv, he would start dancing to music he likes even if he's not seeing the TV.

Has anyone here had experience like this? Should we be more worried? What can we do to help our son start talking.

Mods please help put this on front page so we can get enough help/opinions - thanks.

Mynd44
Lalasticlala

Your child might just be introverted. Happened with a friends child. Try going to the hospital. That way you know what the issue might be if there is any.

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Re: Help, My 2 Year Old Does Not Talk Yet. by Xundi73: 7:53pm On Oct 23, 2020
Page3:


Your child might just be introverted. Happened with a friends child. Try going to the hospital. That way you know what the issue might be if there is any.
Thanks
Re: Help, My 2 Year Old Does Not Talk Yet. by Xundi73: 7:53pm On Oct 23, 2020
Caio:
Nothing is wrong with your child.
My brother was 5 years old before he started talking.
He is 20 years now.
So just calm down.
Thank you, this is words of hope for us.
Re: Help, My 2 Year Old Does Not Talk Yet. by Xundi73: 7:54pm On Oct 23, 2020
pozehnani:
Huh?

Take him to see a children doctor. He'll be in a better position to attend to your questions.
Thanks
Re: Help, My 2 Year Old Does Not Talk Yet. by pozehnani(f): 7:56pm On Oct 23, 2020
Xundi73:

Thanks

You're welcome Sir.

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