My 3-year-old has started stuttering: Advice?

My son is three years old. He has been talking well before one years old. Recently I have noticed he has started stuttering and in the past week it is getting worse. I plan on calling his pediatrician Monday. I was wondering if any moms have gone through this? Do you think he may out grow it? Im starting to get very anxious. I have tried telling him to slow down but I think he just gets super excited. Any suggestions?


My oldest is 6 and he was doing this about a year or so ago. He would stutter and get stuck on a word or a thought. But it was usualy when he got exited or more hyper he just couldnt find the next word he was looking for. He has out grown it now.

Following, my 3 year old does this as well.

Most kids outgrow it mine all did it. Don’t draw attention to it just ignore it and I guarantee in 6 to 8 months it will stop. I’m a speech pathologist and I work with kiddos like that and stuttering usually isn’t a problem until they are six or seven and continue to do it


Sometimes at this age children stutter as they have so much they want to say but can’t get all the words out. In most cases it passes and then you will not be able to stop them talking :see_no_evil::rofl: if your worried though trust your instincts and speak to someone xx

I owned a daycare for over 30 years and it’s pretty typical in little boys cuz they’re brain thinks faster than the words coming out of their mouths. They say to try not to bring attention to it because it makes it worse

I think it might just be a thing…ignore it completely, if you comment on it, it’s possible he will keep at it. Others blink/ squeeze their eyes and again to ignore it…with the eyes it’s attention seeking…with the stutter it’s sometimes they are going too fast…the mind hoping to fast for the tongue

It can be quite normal. It’s usually because their brain is working faster than the words coming out of their mouths. My daughter did this. She had 2 different stages that she did it, once when she was 2 and once when she was 3 but she out grew it very quickly.

My son started stuttering at around the same age, he had so many thoughts, he just couldn’t get them out quickly enough!! It didn’t last long with him, maybe 6 months and his language caught back up again. He had very good language skills from a very early age, sentences by 18 months old. Definitely ask a doctor about your concerns, they may take a wait and see policy but generally intervention when the child is very young by a speech therapist has great results :smiley: good luck with it all xx​:heart:

My daughter had a British accent for awhile. Maybe just a phase :woman_shrugging:

It’s normal for their brains to work faster than their mouths. My boys went thru a stuttering stage which made me nervous as well but both grew out of it. Talking to your Ped is a great idea

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Please take your son to a Speech-Language Therapist. He may out-grow it, or it maybe become full blown persistent stuttering, and it’s a lot harder to deal with at an older age.
PLEASE don’t listen to people saying to “wait” or “not to worry”, not even your paediatrician. Take your child to a Speech-Language Therapist for an assessment.

Does he have a tongue or lip tie?

My now 4 year old started to stutter around 3 years old. He still does it but not as often as before. It’s just because they get so excited and their brains are working so fast. I remind my son to slow down when excited to tell me something and most of the time he corrects it.

I think your right he’s trying to talk to fast keep trying to get jim to slow down when he talks

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All of my kids have done this at some point. They all grew out of it. Their ped said it’s a phase they’ll go through when their language really starts developing. He was right!


Their little mouths cant keep up with their little brains :black_heart:

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My daughter stuttered when she was about 3-4 and now at 15 only stutters when she’s talking too fast or is nervous. I stutter myself when I’m nervous so :woman_shrugging:t3:

My nephew started stuttering around 3/4 out of nowhere, it was a mix between his brain just moving faster than the words coming out of his mouth, and needing tubes in his ears and his adenoids out, he’s five now and only stutters when he is over excited…

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Your son is being delivered from the spirit of stuttering in the name of Jesus Amen