The 4 year old (almost 5) boy we have right now has the whiniest speech I have ever heard. It actually hurts my ears after a while. He came with a pacifier which I took away. His vocabulary is fine. He has some delays which I believe is environmental. Mom kept him in a diaper and on a pacifier. Any suggestions for the speech? It is always nasally. When he gets whinier it grates on my ears terribly. He is always whiney so I can't point out to him when he is talking appropriately. To praise good speech would be nice if it ever happened. I am not sure where to start with this one!