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Ds has gone from mumbling the very occassional one word, to.....

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Claire2009 Sat 06-Jun-09 12:13:05

Ds is 2.2yo, he has been slow with his speech. But he has amazed me recently..a few weeks back he was saying ; Mama, Yeh, Hiya, Ta - and very very occassionally, not an everyday thing.

Now, he says ; Mama, Mum, Mummy, Yeh, No, Hiya, Thankyou, Bye, Over there, That way, That one, Down there, His Aunties name, his 2 cousins names. His Sisters name shock

Wow!! I never expected this at all!!! grin

StealthPolarBear Sat 06-Jun-09 12:15:04

it's amazing how quickly they seem to get it isn't it! T has suddenly done the same - saying almost everything as far as I can tell. i wonder if he has been for a while, and I just haven't been able to make out what he was saying
Good for your DS!

pranma Sat 06-Jun-09 12:15:16

Wonderful and now he will say more and more.

Claire2009 Sat 06-Jun-09 12:22:02


It is wonderful, he wasn't even babbling very much until 2-3 months ago, he was just a silent baby, rarely cried too!

So hearing him speak, is just amazing! grin

suwoo Sat 06-Jun-09 12:23:23

My DS was like that, barely said a word at 2. He is 2.5 now and is speaking in quite complex sentences. Its unbelievable isn't it.

DottyDot Sat 06-Jun-09 12:30:45

Hi we had a very silent ds1 up until about the age of 3. He's 7 now and although is still quiet in front of other people, doesn't stop talking at home (as long as it's about Star Wars and/or Robin Hood... hmm) and holds his own with no problem at school - is a little maths genius and bang on average with reading - took him longer to get going with reading as well so we're really proud he's now doing so well.

Some of them just take a bit longer to get going with talking and maybe like my ds1, you'll have a 'deep one' (as one of our friends calls him) on your hands!

Claire2009 Sat 06-Jun-09 12:46:33

I've had 2-3 people say that ds is a "thinker/deep one" grin

DottyDot Sat 06-Jun-09 16:44:29

Yes - very familiar! I think with ds1 I worry more about him in a way because he doesn't automatically tell us what's on his mind (unlike ds2 who is verbal steam of consciousness all the time...). I find ds1 will talk more when we're in the car (he finds eye contact difficult so when I'm driving I'm not looking at him!), or when we're walking somewhere together - so I wait until I'm in one of those situations with him when I want to grill him! grin

Now he's getting older we talk to him about the importance of eye contact and of making necessary small talk - thanking grandparents for pocket money and saying hello/thank you to other grown ups - for ds1 it's something to be practiced and worked at, but he's getting there.

Claire2009 Sat 06-Jun-09 22:44:46

Thats interesting!
When Ds is in the buggy/walking along, he'll answer questions I fire at him, just simple ones ; Did you enjoy Playschool?, What did you do today? etc etc

He's answering them pretty well, but if I am right next to him and making the eye contact he won't say a word! A little embarassing when I've told the HV he says lots more now, ask him to say something and he shys and runs away grin

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