2 Year Olds Are Actively Playing, Often Mention Words They Don’t Understand And There Is No Eye Contact?

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At noon, my daughter aged 2 years and 6 months actively plays running, climbing and circling. My child often mentions words that are not understood, and there is no eye contact. My son also rubs his hands frequently.

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Hello Islamiah, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com

By the age of 2 years, children normally can say up to 200 words and can already say 2-4 word sentences (for example "want to eat" or "mom wants to eat"). At this age children also really like to talk and often repeat words that are said by other people. The child also begins to frequently ask questions like "what" or "why" or "what is this". At the age of 2 years it is normal if the words spoken are not all clear and cannot be fully understood and it is normal for the child to say words that have no meaning (just talking carelessly).


Regarding the absence of eye contact in children, it is necessary to first analyze why the child does not make eye contact. Children sometimes avoid eye contact when they are angry or afraid. In certain cultures, children are taught to avoid eye contact to show respect when their parents talk. The absence of eye contact can also indicate a disorder such as attachment disorder (a child has emotional closeness to the person caring for him), cognitive development disorders, autism, ADHD, etc.


If you suspect a certain disorder in your child's development, it's a good idea to have your child checked by a pediatrician immediately. The pediatrician will perform a more complete and more thorough examination of your child to see if your child's development is still normal or if certain abnormalities are suspected. If indeed the child has certain disorders (for example the child is suspected of having autism or ADHD), your pediatrician can suggest certain therapies that can help the child develop normally and eventually adapt to the surrounding environment even with the limitations they have. Doing therapy from the beginning is better than delaying therapy when the child is older.

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