Lucas was 2 in February so he is now 28 months old. He has his 2 year check with the health visitor at the end of the month but I can’t say I’m that bothered about it. Every child develops at their own pace and Lucas has always been about 2 months behind what they expect including crawling and walking but ge got there in his own good time. There’s no stopping him racing around now. Anyway my point is, this list isn’t to compare Lucas to other children or to worry myself about if he is saying enough. This list is for my own memory, to look back on as in a couple of years I won’t be able to remember what he said or when x

  • Sa Sa (Lucas – don’t know how he got the connection but this is definitely what he calls himself)
  • Doe Doe Doe (Uncle Budge – again, I have no idea of the connection)
  • Hag (Haz – this amuses me that he shouts Hag to my brother)
  • Harry
  • Daddy
  • Mummy
  • Grandma
  • Anddad (Grandad)
  • Hi
  • Hello
  • Bye
  • Car
  • Go
  • Ice cream
  • Chocolate bar
  • Apple
  • Banana
  • Juice
  • Door (he uses this for both actual doors and milk – we assume because it comes from behind the fridge door)
  • Stuck (and he gets stuck a lot!)
  • Ball
  • Gone
  •  Put it away
  • Love you
  • I love Mummy (singing tune)
  • Peppa (for McDonalds, pepper and Peppa Pig)
  • Bike
  • Bubbles
  • Bed
  • Ba (bath)
  • Dar (phone)
  • Balloon
  • Sa Sa ahhh (pointing to mouth for food)
  • Whirrywoos (Twirly woos)
  • Teddy (Teletubbies)
  • Oh yer
  • Thank you
  • Bless you
  • Pa Pa (Postman Pat)
  • Mypad (iPad)
  • Gock (clock)
  • Nose
  • Eyes
  • Hair
  • Head
  • Knee
  • Shoes
  • Hot
  • Off
  • On
  • Star
  • Yes
  • No
  • Shoes
  • Socks
  • Cuggle (cuddle)
  • Arshhole (this can be embarrassing when he shouts it the moment he sees Galloways! He uses this for both sausage roll and Paw Patrol)
  • Oooo (hoover)
  • Red
  • Blue
  • Yellow
  • Ink (pink)
  • Purple
  • Ver ver voo (dummy)
  • See you soon
  • Have a good day
  • O Oh
  • Yak yak
  • Babbit (biscuit)
  • Book



18 Comments on How much should a child talk at 2 years old?

  1. I’d say Lucas is doing very well at just 2 to have so much vocal!!! My youngest turned 2 in March and he can’t say as much as this long list but he does try. you’re right every child develops at different rates. My eldest had a problem with speech to begin with, he actually didn’t begin talking properly until he was 3 and now he comes out with words like ‘however’ haha its so cool to see how far they come!

  2. I wish I’d carried on doing this / I last wrote an update for Arthur (including his language) when he was 12-13 months old and I got some backhanded comments from people I knew personally who thought I was just using my blog to ‘show off’ …. which was total rubbish as like you I just wanted a nice record of things as they happened. It upset me enough to not do it again though and now I’m kicking myself for letting someone get to me about it. Xx

    • Oh that’s a shame someone put you off, I have a useless memory and wish I had started writing everything earlier x

  3. I personally don’t believe in the check ups. My health visitors didn’t have a clue what they were talking about so I stopped going.

    Your little boy is adorable, I’m glad that you know everyone does things at different points.
    Some parents seem to think its a race & also great fun to make others feel bad for what their child aren’t able to do.

  4. I can’t even remember what my middle child’s first word was 🙁 My youngest is 14 months and happily says dad but refuses to say mum grrrr!

  5. Our boys are the same age as mine was born February 2015 aswell. We’ve just had our check up and we’re at the same level language wise. I try and speak to him in Danish and he’s doing okay in that too. I believe we have to let them develop in their own pace.

  6. I hate developmental checks. They were really worried about Sebby’s lack of speech but now he is almost 4 he never shuts up LOL. That is a lovely list to look back on

  7. I think he’s doing fine. My boy had about 10 words a year ago, still very much delayed (not only speech) at 3 yr old, but catching up. Starting in the nursery did the magic for us.

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