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Is it normal for my 3 year old son to stutter frequently?

Is it normal for my 3 year old son to stutter frequently?

Yes: Mild stuttering is normal up to 5 yrs of age. Note if it happens mostly when exited or trying to say "too much too quickly". If severe, it might warrant evaluation before 5 yrs of age. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Lefer
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Stuttering (Definition)

Stuttering affects the fluency of speech. It begins during childhood and, in some cases continues until adulthood. It is characterized by disruptions in the production of speech ...Read more


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My 3 year old son has been taking loratadine for hayfever for the last 2 weeks and in that time has developed a stutter which got progressively worse?

My 3 year old son has been taking loratadine for hayfever for the last 2 weeks and in that time has developed a stutter which got progressively worse?

Likely unrelated: 3yo kids often go through a transient period of stuttering that may last a few months. I can't attribute this to the med because it doesn't enter the brain like some antihistamines do. You can certainly stop for a few weeks and see if it fades and restarts when he is on it. That would be cause/effect evidence. If it just fades when he comes off you won't know if it would have anyway ...Read more

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My 3 year old has been stuttering for a few months. Mostly when he is excited. Should I seek a speech therapist? What can I do to help?

Be patient: Many go through a transient stuttering phase at that age.It lasts a few months and fades.Try to be patient with him and do not call him out/correct him or complete his sentences. Discuss this with your doc at any future visit and s/he can sample his speech patterns.Many school districts offer free "child find" services for 3 and older to look at speech issues. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a 3 year old who all the sudden started stuttering, what can cause this a little worried?

Relax. Don't put any: pressure on your child to "spit it out." Age 2-5 is the age of dysfluency. If it goes on for more than 6 months, have a Speech/Language Pathologist evaluate your child. ...Read more

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My three year old son does not like eating a whole meal.Only likes milk.What can I substitute for a normal healthy growth?

My three year old son does not like eating a whole meal.Only likes milk.What can I substitute for a normal healthy growth?

Hints: Children dont eat much at his age, but you can get more into jim if you let him graze instead of a formal meal. Secondly have him help you prepare meals and third go easy on the milk because it is only bloating him. ...Read more

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I gave my three year old son Miralax (polyethylene glycol) once last week to help with mild constipation and his stool has been loose and green for about 5-6 days ever since. Is that normal? Should I be concerned?

I gave my three year old son Miralax (polyethylene glycol) once last week to help with mild constipation and his stool has been loose and green for about 5-6 days ever since. Is that normal? Should I be concerned?

Possibly miralax (polyethylene glycol) : The color of this poo is normal and nothing to worry about. What dose of miralax (polyethylene glycol) did he get? It would not be unusual for miraax to cause several days of loose stools. Is his belly distended? Any blood in the stool? Any exposures to reptiles or family members cooking chitlins? Another alternative to miralax (polyethylene glycol) is mineral oil to soften stools without the associated "blowouts" we see with miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more

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Is it normal for my 3 year old son to produce a lot of ear wax?!?! my son seems to produce so much ear wax that it just oozes out of his ears.

Is it normal for my 3 year old son to produce a lot of ear wax?!?! my son seems to produce so much ear wax that it just oozes out of his ears.

Ear wax: Everyone produces a different amount of ear wax. The ear is designed to move the ear wax out of the ear. Does not mean anything is wrong when they produce alot. If this is something that just started, however, it may be an outer ear infection. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son had to be reminded to swallow do he doesn't drool. Is this normal for a 3yo?

My 3 year old son had to be reminded to swallow do he doesn't drool. Is this normal for a 3yo?

Not Choking?: If your child is not choking then this may cause psychological trauma. I would not be 'reminding' him. Let' have this child's pediatrician involved in this process and how to manage the child at home. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son been having big lumps to come in his head and turn into sores and when i press down on them he said it hurts. He have three. Please ?

My 3 year old son been having big lumps to come in his head and turn into sores and when i press down on them he said it hurts. He have three. Please ?

Head lesions: spontaneous lesions on a child that are causing pain is a concern. please take your child to a pediatrician to get this evaluated. to help you the most a physician needs to see the actual lesion and if needed perform a biopsy. ...Read more