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DesignedForLife Sun 01-Jan-17 21:29:06

DD is 2 and 4 months and is only just putting two words together - is that normal? She will say phrases like "all gone" but has only put two separate words together like "red car" a handful of times. It seems like her peers are talking in sentences already. She's got a lot of words, but a lot of them only I understand and they don't always sound like what she's trying to say - e.g. Dilk = milk, gagum = satsuma, yoyos = cheerios. I have a hard time understanding her quite often.

She didn't get a 2 year check as it's changed to 27 months, and she's not had the 27 month check as the HVs are way understaffed here due to several being off on long term sick. When I've tried to ask via phone I just get a big sigh and "well we can do an emergency appointment if you think it's an emergency".

When I ask DH or relatives they think I'm worrying over nothing, despite the fact that 95% of the time they don't understand her.

QuandryQueen Sun 01-Jan-17 21:31:02

My ds was 2 in October and he has only just this last week started putting 2 words together. Hiya Mammy or More Please is about his remit.

I was panicking as dd at the same age was speaking in sentences and singing songs.

However I think she was a random anomaly so I'm trying to be laid back about it.

Thanks for clarifying the 2yr check thingy though as I was wondering why we hands had one yet.

QuandryQueen Sun 01-Jan-17 21:31:56

Oh and I'm with you on understanding. His Daddy, Telly and Teddy are basically the same word. Others struggle to understand him.

splendide Sun 01-Jan-17 22:29:35

Sounds quite like my 2 year old. He had a few sentences but not many and he seems to lack consonants so everything begins with a gah sound. Watching thread with interest!

CheeseCakeSunflowers Sun 01-Jan-17 22:35:58

This website might help www.talkingpoint.org.uk/progress-checker

Bubbinsmakesthree Mon 02-Jan-17 03:57:32

At 2y 4m her speech progress is definitely slower than average but that doesn't mean it's not 'normal' - there is a vast range of 'normal' at this age. I know other toddlers who have had similarly limited speech at 2.5 who pick Ed things up just fine in their own time.

How is her understanding and non-verbal communication? Does she understand/follow verbal instructions? Does she point to different things in a book if you ask her to?

Is there a SALT drop-in in your area you could go to, or ask for a referral? They can do some checks to rule out anything like a hearing difficulty (easily correctable things like glue ear can hold back speech) and give you some tips on developing her language. Whilst she's probably just developing at her own pace it's a good time to get things checked even if just for your own peace of mind.

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