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Are these speech issues anything to worry about?

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ComeAgainAnotherDay Thu 10-Jul-14 16:21:45

DD 2.3 was an early talker and has quite a lot of words, putting sentences together etc. She has a few little issues that on their own I wouldnt be worried about but I dont know if all together I should so thought id post to see if anybody has any advice or suggestions.

She speaks with a slight lisp, I hardly notice it anymore because im used to hearing her speak all day long but a few people have mentioned it to me just lately.

She has started stuttering - not constantly just a couple of times a day, but she gets quite upset with herself when she cant get out what shes trying to say.

The last thing Ive noticed is she is starting to repeat words and sentences over and again, for example if we are out walking she might say 'A big cloud' 6/7 times straight after one another until something else catches her attention then it will be 'noisy car' over and over and so on.

I know a lot of these things are very usual for toddlers so I dont know if I should be worried or not? Would be very greatful for any advice smile

ComeAgainAnotherDay Thu 10-Jul-14 16:24:56

Meant to add when shes repeating

ComeAgainAnotherDay Thu 10-Jul-14 16:25:08

sorry - w

ComeAgainAnotherDay Thu 10-Jul-14 16:26:24

argh my phone is playing up! M

ComeAgainAnotherDay Thu 10-Jul-14 16:29:35

meant to add when shes repeating things over and again its not like shes trying to attract my attention because I acknowledge what shes said and try to talk back to her about what shes seen or wants but she carries on repeating.

Sorry for all the repeat posts - I need a new phone!

ComeAgainAnotherDay Thu 10-Jul-14 23:38:43


PJ67 Fri 11-Jul-14 01:30:49

Hi. In terms of the slight stutter it sounds like she is just a bit ahead of herself and can't get things out quick enough and I think it's quite common at that age. My 5yr old son had a lisp and I took him to speech therapy when he turned 4. She said to come back in 3 months as they often correct themselves up to that age. We went back as it didn't change and she gave him about 4 or 5 speech therapy sessions and he stopped lisping. It was amazing how quick he got the hang of it and he loved going.
Not sure why she's repeating but may just be that she is excited about seeing something. My son used to go on about bin lorries all the time when we were out. I'm sure it's nothing to worry about.

ShadowsShadowsEverywhere Fri 11-Jul-14 01:51:42

My DD repeats. It's just excitement with her, she wants me to react more rather than say "yes darling, a car" for the millionth time. If instead I say "wow, DD isn't that a lovely yellow car. It looks like a big banana" she moves the conversation on. I guess in her head, what's she's trying to tell me is the most important thing in her world at that point, and I'm sounding distant and distracted, so she feels she needs to tell me again.

ComeAgainAnotherDay Fri 11-Jul-14 10:16:52

Thanks for responses, I wont worry just yet then smile

Il see how things go with the lisp and stutter, and try and carry on the conversation more with the repeating see if it helps. She is an excitable little thing bless her probably just too eager to tell me what shes seen grin

ComeAgainAnotherDay Fri 11-Jul-14 10:19:14

At the minute shes running around the garden with her bucket and spade but because of her lisp she sounds like shes shouting 'fuck it' instead of bucket over and over again... goodness knows what the neighbours think grin

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