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Sudden change in my toddler's vocabulary. Is this common?

My toddler has been saying "daddy" for several months and now he has stopped saying it. Is this common?


Rosann Nichols | Pediatrician

Rosann Nichols

With toddlers there can be small variations in their speech (words used, enunciation, use of nonverbal language) on a day-to-day basis.

It is important to remember that speech development involves not just the words a child can say, but also involves his or her comprehension of language and response to language in the enviornment.To best assess the adequacy of your child's speech, it would be most helpful for your doctor to see him because in the context of his specific age it becomes easier to see if there are signs of speech delay or regression, more generalized developmental concerns, hearing deficits, or if development and speech are normal for his age.

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