2 year old suddenly stammering and stuttering

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Aria2015 Fri 15-Sep-17 21:45:33

My lo just turned 2. He's always been ahead with his talking and is a real chatterbox. Anyway about 6 weeks ago he started to stammer and stutter at the start of every sentence. I've not mentioned anything to him or tried to speed him up or saying his words for him, I've just ignored it but if anything it's getting worse. He can stumble on the same word 10 times before he finally manages to spit it out.

Nothing has changed in his routine or happened to upset him. It just started out of nowhere one day.

Is this normal? Just a phase? Am I handling it in the right way? Any advise would be appreciated.

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cedoren Fri 15-Sep-17 22:54:51

All of mine have done this. It's usually their brains being ahead of their mouths, if that makes sense! Talk slowly to him and keep a nice calm tone. It will almost certainly sort itself out. If it persists for a few months worth asking a SALT, but it's incredibly common.

Aria2015 Fri 15-Sep-17 23:07:32

Thank you for the reply! I feel reassured knowing others have been through this and that it's sorted itself out. I will talk slowly and calmly and keep my fingers crossed that it stops soon.

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Donhill Sat 16-Sep-17 04:56:32

This happened to my ds too. It went by itself. So I agree it is very common at that age and will probably resolve itself. But I know from the speech therapy my other dc had (which happened to be with an NHS stutter specialist) that if it continues you should definitely ask to get referred and get help early on. In our area the NHS apparently takes a stutter seriously as early help can make such a big difference.

Silversun83 Sat 16-Sep-17 13:42:21

This happened to my niece around the same age and lasted a couple of months I think. From what I've read, it seems to be quite common!

IamChipmunk Sat 16-Sep-17 14:55:54

My ds too! His speech and language has always been really good but it was happening when he was trying to talk too fast and then couldn't get the word out.
Definitely brain going faster than mouth. It was also more noticeable when he was really tired too.

idontknowyou Sat 16-Sep-17 18:12:13

Around age 4 this happened to my DD
I was told to wait before going back to get help. And it did indeed go away.
Scary at the time though.

Aria2015 Sat 16-Sep-17 21:11:36

Thank you so much for all the replies. I feel a lot better knowing others have experienced it and it's gone away on its own. I was watching him today and if he's distracted but talking he seems fine but when he's just talking and not doing other things that's when it seems to happen most.

Hopefully this will pass, I'm much less worried now thanks to you ladies!

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HSJ1985 Fri 19-Jan-18 18:58:07

Hi, how did this turn out for you? My son has started stuttering. He is 2 years 3 months. It’s much worse when hes tired. He’s been so far ahead with his speech so it’s really upsetting to see him struggling so much x

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