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  1. Meagan says:

    Oh what a terrible appointment! I’m so sorry he was so upset. My sister did speech therapy when she was little and it was great! She had a hard time with a few sounds like L’s and R’s. In just a few sessions she was speaking so much more clearly! It was amazing. If you’re at all worried about it I think a first appointment wouldn’t hurt a thing. And then you’d know one way or the other. But as long as you guys are communicating well I’d say you’re doing a great job! 🙂

  2. Laura says:

    Just hang in there. I am sure he is fine. You are his mamma and you know what’s best. Give it some time. If you still have doubts, see if you can get some other sort of opinion – from someone that can just observe him in his every day and not freaking out at the doctor. I wouldn’t think he could get an accurate assessment when he was upset.

    And let me just say, as much as I hate to see my infant get shots, as they get older, these doctor visits seem to get harder because they know what’s coming. It sucks.

    We all have mamma guilt. *hugs* We all wonder….I was told by a dentist that my youngest had like 8 cavities and he asked why she had so much juice or soda or candy. Hello mom guilt!! She was a water and milk drinker and rarely had those other things, but man did I feel terrible. So I get it.

  3. Katrina says:

    He’s three? I personally wouldn’t even worry about it yet. I’m the mom of nine kiddos, and about half of them were very hard to understand at three years old. I even had a few who, at five years old, still were a little hard to understand. In fact, my five year old son right now still says things where I have to say, “Honey….what? Say that again.” Not one of my kids ever needed speech therapy. They all eventually outgrew it. I know my opinion is not the norm (after reading all the comments) and I’m not going to say that the other commenters don’t have sound advice…. but I just don’t sweat these kinds of things. Maybe I’m a bit more laid back because my oldest daughter was severely brain injured in a car accident at the age of four and had all her speech completely wiped away, and it took her three years to learn to talk again. Now THAT is a speech problem, let me tell you! So when a three year old doesn’t say his/her words right, or I can only understand about 60% of what he/she is saying….naw, I just don’t worry about it. Three years old is still very young 🙂

  4. I would take it with a grain of salt. Seriously. As a former teacher I analyzed both of my children like crazy! I even had them both tested when we first moved here because they weren’t hitting milestones I thought they should. My oldest hit everything right when he should but my youngest didn’t. That boy didn’t even roll over until well past 6 months!!! That wasn’t looked upon too kindly from our clinic – BUT – I honestly believe that Moms do know their children best. I saw keep doing what you’re doing – watch him closely – and maybe in the future if you see problems then take the recommendation. Sometimes that extra help early on will definitely help later on in school. 🙂

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