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Toddler stuttering when tired – My 27 month old daughter has been speaking very well since she was about 18 months old. In recent months she has started stuttering on a few words. Does anyone else have a toddler that stutters at times, particularly when tired? I have read that this is common for toddlers with no need to see a speech pathologist unless the problem persists for longer than 6 months, but would like to hear whether any other mums have dealt with this.

Posted by Michelle, 24/09/13

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  • We haven’t dealt with it, but if it’s clearly linked to physical tiredness, then I suspect it isn’t a big problem.


  • This is very common and nothing to worry about. I even fall over my words when I’m tired or say things the wrong way around.


  • there are some good comments here


  • thast just what happens . dont worry


  • Hope this has been resolved for you. Did you see a childs nurse or gp?


  • If you are concerned I’d speak with you gp or child health nurse.


  • Sounds common but good to keep an eye on it


  • How is she doing now?


  • how did it turn out?


  • Was it to do with the tiredness? Did you find out?


  • How are you going? What did you end up doing?


  • I’ve not experienced this with either of mine. I hope it is just a phase for you. If you are concerned I would speak to your child care nurse.


  • Sorry I haven’t but maybe try and as soon as she is somewhat tired then get her to sleep, maybe she cant concentrate that much and cant put words together when she is


  • Maybe she is lacking concentration so it happens when tired.


  • I have never heard of it, I hope it is just a phase for your little one


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