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ghostspirit Fri 13-Jan-17 14:04:03

Ds is 22 months he's still not talking. He baby talks but not proper talks he can hear me but I Donthink know how much. He only started walking a month ago. So it could be he will just do it on his own time.

His dad has hearing problems and so does his parents. Of course I need to get it checked.

I did not worry before because I thought he's still little but I tight in thinking it's time to get it checked out now he's 22 months.

When dido your toddler start talking.

TinklyLittleLaugh Fri 13-Jan-17 14:09:15

Mine were early talkers, but my best friend's little girl didn't really say anything at 24 months. By the time she was two and a half though, she was chattering away in sentences, knew colours, numbers, everything.

So it's not necessarily something to worry about, it can all happen at once.

TheTartOfAsgard Fri 13-Jan-17 14:15:26

Dd was talking in short sentences on her first birthday (have a video of her asking for chocolate cake please!)
Ds never did baby talk or babbling and went from saying nothing to continuously asking questions chatting at about 18/19 months.

My nephew didn't talk properly until he was probably about 2.5, my sister had to take him to chatterbox sessions that the hv sent him to.

Paperthinspider Fri 13-Jan-17 14:17:55

DS, now 6, started speaking in sentences after his third birthday, he does very well at school and never stops talking now, so don't worry.

ohidoliketobe Fri 13-Jan-17 14:24:03

My DS would only say the odd word until after his 2nd birthday when he seemed to have a massive word explosion. He's 2.5 now and does. Not. Shut. Up.
In 4 months we've gone from the odd word to full sentences and 'what's that' every minute of the day. Get things checked given the family history, but they all get there in the end.

MrsJayy Fri 13-Jan-17 14:24:57

Dd spoke at 10 months not a boast on her genius or anything but was also speaking in short sentences by 1 dd2was 16ish months if you are worried speak to your HV obviously but I work with under 4s and they are all different does he say any words at all

MrsJayy Fri 13-Jan-17 14:26:24

When did your other kids speak?

PurpleAlerts Fri 13-Jan-17 14:34:26

It may well be that he is fine and that you are right that he will do it all in his own time but do get his hearing checked.

He might appear as if he can hear you but could have a hearing loss in certain frequencies meaning he won't hear whole words properly which would ultimately affect his speech and language.

If he does have a hearing loss then hearing aids might help him catch up.
I know a little girl whose teacher spotted she wasn't hearing very well as soon as she started school. She was sent for a hearing test and it turns out that she has a severe high frequency loss. ( She could hear vowel sounds and some lower sounds in speech but not high consonants like s sh f th t)

She now has a set of lovely sparkly pink hearing aids and is making rapid progress with her speech and language.

Early intervention is the key for children with hearing loss even for mild and moderate losses.

It may not be the case but with hearing loss in the family I would get him checked ASAP.
Good luck!

badg3r Fri 13-Jan-17 14:51:08

I was told at DS's two year check up that they only have concerns if they are not speaking with two words together by age two. See your gp about a hearing test if you are concerned.

ghostspirit Fri 13-Jan-17 14:52:11

mrsjay I can't remember when they started talking.

I will probably talk to hv when I seenter them which I need to soon for baby ds.

purple yes I think his dad has that type of hearing loss can't hear high words or something like that. I will get it checked

ghostspirit Fri 13-Jan-17 14:54:16

His grandparents think because he has siblings that do stuff for him.gets what he wants etc that he does not need to talk. They may have a point.

MarriedinMaui Fri 13-Jan-17 16:28:21

DS didn't really talk until he was 2.5 and he is super bright. The important thing if I remember is to check if he understands you ok. Can he follow instructions? Does he make eye contact with you and follow what you are saying? The hearing check sounds like a good plan too.

albertcampionscat Fri 13-Jan-17 17:40:02

Definitely worth having a hearing test. Does he wave, clap, point & understand things?

ghostspirit Fri 13-Jan-17 19:16:05

Yes he does. If I say get a nappy he will if I say where's your cup he looks under the sofa. Ect. Now I have said sounds ok really.

albertcampionscat Sat 14-Jan-17 12:31:09

That does sound good. It is worth doing a hearing test though. Does he point to show you things? Sort of 'look - doggy/airplane/teddy' type pointing?

ghostspirit Sat 14-Jan-17 15:12:15

When he wants you to look he points and makes an odd no ice almost like a growl

TallulahBetty Sat 14-Jan-17 15:14:29

Does he have a dummy? 2 of my friends' kids were late talkers and it was because they had dummies 24/7 unless eating. (Not bashing dummies btw; I wish(ed) that DD would have taken one!!)

ghostspirit Sat 14-Jan-17 15:35:26

No he does not have a dummy

datingbarb Sat 14-Jan-17 15:46:54

My dd is 27 months and her words have only just started to come along she now says quite a few words but still isn't putting two words together or anything.

I was referred to speech therapy when she was 20 months as she was really only saying "ma" they said she was delayed and sent her for hearing test which was fine and said because her understanding was above average for her age they weren't overly worried

I think the key is does he understand what you say and instructions ?

MrsJayy Sat 14-Jan-17 15:50:28

If he is understanding instructions and pointing then he might just be a late talker get him to try and say words instead of just responding so if he wants a drink say do you want a drink son etc. I appreciate you have the baby too and other kids so he maybe doesn't need to speak if everybody is doing stuff and speaking for him.

ghostspirit Sat 14-Jan-17 18:55:48

Yes I do that Mrs j I don't normally question things like this. He will probably suddenly talk like he suddenly walked.

Runningbutnotscared Sat 14-Jan-17 22:23:45

Ghost my ds was not as advanced as yours at 22 months. He just made a lot of noise when he wanted something and it was up to us to guess what it was he wanted.
At 24 months, almost on his birthday, he started pointing. A week later he started talking. A week after that he used his first two word sentence, started counting stairs and pointing at letters and naming them.
His counting is unreliable (e.g. 1,2,3,4,5,6,9,10,11,12, house!) but we have never really gone over numbers and certainly have never touched on letters. He has a couple of 'educational' speaking toys.

I don't know why the penny suddenly dropped for him but it's such a relief that it has.

Perhaps your ds will be similar?

olympicsrock Sat 14-Jan-17 22:28:31

My son had a very few words at 24 months by 25 months he had 200 words and now age 5 a huge vocab. DS 2 aged 18 months doesn't speak yet but not worried.

gillybeanz Sat 14-Jan-17 22:50:16

Two of ours were quite young in the normal range.
Dd was a slow talker, but she understood, also did no baby sounds.
From her pram she would sing and echo sounds especially transport, animals, nature sounds.
She went to SALT from age 3 -4 and struggled with phonics throughout primary, even now she'll take part of one word and add it to a completely different word and meaning, with embarrassing consequences.
But she is a very good, engaging, confident, public speaker and able to talk to business managers at a very good level at 13.
I'm proud of how far she has come from the little girl who just didn't seem to get it as early as others.
I think acceptable range for speech is really wide, our older ones were as different again.

ghostspirit Sat 14-Jan-17 23:09:05

Yes I think he will suddenly pick it up. He was a late walker he's only been walking about a month. But it was not 1 or 2 steps he let go of sofa and walked the length of the living room. He will probably be simlar with talking

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