Worried about the baby...

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Worried about the baby...
Wed, 10-13-2010 - 12:17pm

My almost 8 month old has some consonants, but doesn't truly babble (dadadada, babababa...etc.).

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Registered: 01-07-2008
Thu, 10-14-2010 - 7:40am
I agree with Andrea, trust your mummy gut instinct, but also don't be so OTT hypervigilant that you medicalise everything and forget to just enjoy your baby. I wonder, have you spent a lot of time around a lot of babies and toddlers? If your only experience of young children is your own it is really hard to judge what is 'normal' and what might give cause for concern, because there is such *huge* variation amongst both NT and ASD kids at every stage of development. Testing your concerns out against health professionals, early years professionals and friends and family is useful up to a point because you are drawing on a wider range of experience, but also a bit limiting at this early age because no-one is going to be able to give you a definative answer either way. I suspect you have all systems on high alert right now and thus it is easy to find things to worry about: but that, of course, is no guarantee that there is nothing to worry about!

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Registered: 02-28-2008
Wed, 10-13-2010 - 1:25pm


It's so hard to tell at that age.

Andrea, mom to