What can your 2 year olds do?

26 months. Talks a lot, has good vocab, uses proper context, but he’s still hard for others to understand sometimes. He runs, jumps, climbs, plays with his siblings,plays independently. He feeds himself using silverware. BUT - He also has five older siblings he is trying to catch up to and we all talk to him constantly.

Oliver- 2.5
Potty trained (besides poop which he refused to use the potty for)
Pretty wide vocabulary. Songs songs. Dances. Loves trucks. Tantrums are a thing of the past finally. Overcame his rage issues these past few months and has gotten way better at expressing his feelings.
Knows his a b c. Can count to 14. Still in the “whining” stage where instead of just asking, he whines for things…trying to get out of that. Sleeps like a champ at night. No naps during the day. Still on a sippy cup tho.

My kid is 2.5
Talks very well sentences and clearly
Does lots of imagination play.
Singing, running and climbing everything
Potty trained fully with little bit of accidents while he’s napping
Knows abc, shapes, colors and counts to 20
Currently showing him more spanish words
Knows body parts and animals too
Knows his age, identifies his name, and what country he’s from.
Does dots, sticks and just learned to draw circles on chalk board
Currently learning to be more gentle and is going through stage saying hes scared at times.
plays independently and with others fine but he tends to be a bit rough so i have to keep my eye
Naps about 1-2 hrs a day but will wake 1-2 times at night if he doesn’t feel his mommy around. He sleeps around 9-12 hr every 24 hrs
Has his day or 2 that he hardly eats but then he’ll eat whole meals and tell me he’s hungry 15 min after finishing a big meal. Has his bottle of milk 1-3 times a day of 7oz

Please don’t compare you child to others of the same age. They are individuals as we are. Take talking fir example, my oldest said nary a word until he was about 3, then one day he looked up at me while playing in his room and said “Close the door please” He is now retired and still very quiet. On the other hand I had a daughter that I swear to goodness came out of the womb talking! Same with walking, potty training or any other milestone. If you are truly concerned, speak with your son’s doctor. Be patient.


Son is 2.5
He has a very broad vocabulary and can speak full sentences. He still has his way of saying some things incorrectly but close to right. He knows his ABC’s, colors, shapes, can count to 20, and knows just about every nursery rhyme. Not 100% on potty training but very close. He definitely has his own personality. Obsessed with the color orange and construction vehicles. He sleeps in his own bed for nap and bedtime. Never had a “lovey” or pacifier.
Loves to help us cook and clean
Loves his friends at school
Doesn’t like milk but neither do I
I have a big boy too, he is over 38” tall and right at 40 lbs
LOVES to run, everywhere!
His show and video interests are changing. He used to be obsessed with blippi and now we are into paw patrol.

My weirdo 26mo girl is doing kindergarten work, can read at 1st grade level, but is still in bottles, diapers and not independently eating. Idk what the point of this is :rofl:

I learned a long time ago to not ever compare my child to another. We are all uniquely and individually created.


My 2 year old is on the spectrum and says 4 words :pleading_face:


Dont ever compair your child to another. Each and every single baby is different and beautiful in their own way. Some are faster then others and some are slower. One of my kids bairly crawled before they were running. :woman_shrugging: your baby is perfect and growing as he/she should.

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My son turned 3 in November but only has 3 words others can understand. He was potty trained at about 30 months (still has occasional nighttime accidents), feeds himself very well and gets dressed except some shirts. He just started Pre K to help his speech and we are going to specialists at the end of Jan to discuss Autism and get a hearing test.
If you’re concerned about your child’s development talk to your health centre. All children do develop at their own time but having things in place for early intervention doesn’t hurt.

My child turned two in October. He has a lot of medical conditions. He just started crawling and pulling him self to stand. Can only say momma and dada. He knows a couple of his signs we are teaching him. Every child is different. Everyone hits milestones at different times. :heart:

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Every kid is way different and if you’re looking to compare your kid to others not only is it unrealistic but unfair to your kid.


All kids grow and learn at different rates. :heart::heart:My 21 month old talks in sentences, knows all of his colors, is almost fully potty trained, knows how to do things independently like picking up his toys, throwing away trash, can get his own snacks and juices (I have them at his height level) is in the process of learning his ABC’s, and knows all of his body parts.

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I agree with the upper comment! If you have legitimate concerns about delay please talk to a pediatrician or other specialist! They will be able to help you know where your child should be and what you need to work on. Don’t compare kids to others because every kid develops differently! Learning the same lessons/going to school at the same time as every kid your age was an idea thought up in the industrial period and is long overdue for a change!

I work at a childcare facility in a room with 1.5 to 2.5 year olds and most start talking around 1.5-2 and by 2.5 speak in full sentences, can follow directions and listen when they want to. They are interested in books, bubbles, music, puzzles, blocks and start to play with each other close to 2.5 before that it’s more of parallel play.


All children are different & developed at different ages. Same for the likes & dislikes. The thing they are into will be just as varied as they are because they are all individual. My LB is 2year 9 months & is super advanced in certain areas & lags a little behind in other but mostly follows the curve of all the others his age. He’s in to dinosaurs & animals, especially sea creatures. He’s very out going & loves the out doors. My daughter is 18 months, she’s mostly average with her development. She isn’t quite as bright as my eldest but she’s far advanced in speech compared to where he was at that age. She hates the outdoors & is a total whinge monster lol. My children are like night & day in their differences & both have been raised the same, yet are so totally different that it’s shocking.


My son just turned 2 dec.10th
He can talk in full sentences, count to 10, picks up toys and puts them away. Knows all his colors and can go from the letter A to the leter M on the alphabet. He can get his own snacks and juice from the fridge. Sleeps along in his room all night long. He brushes his own teeth and is partially potty trained.and he knows how to unlock and lock the doors at home. He can also use the phone by touching pics on the screen he can call who he wants to talk to and he actually has a conversation with the person.

Every kid is different don’t base your kid on others. It’s not fair to them, if you are worried set up an appointment with you peidatrician.


My youngest is 28 months old. Hes talking up a storm and has been since he was a little older than 1. He can say everything we say and he can communicate perfectly fine and talk in sentences. He knows his ABC’s and can count to 10. Knows some of his colors and can clean up after his self ( when he wants to be good lol ). My middle son which is now 5 was the same way but my oldest son which is now 11 had to have speech therapy because at 2 he wouldnt talk. All kids are different but if you think something is going on then its best to talk to the doctor about it but please dont compare your child to another because everyone learns at a different pace and if you do then it could cause issues between you and your child later on in life and could cause all kinds of emotional damage and more to your child

Mine can count she knows colours she is super smart. You tel her something once and she remembers it. She loves playing outside, she’s 2 on Monday and she talks a lot she can speak sentences