Stef - posted on 10/18/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
I may just be over reacting(which everone tells me I am) but I am concerned about some of the things my 17 month old does and if they are eairly warning signs.. I have talked to my doctor a few times about it and he assures me that there is nothing wrong with her and with him being a diacnotician(i cant spell it) he said there are warning signs starting at 6 months.. My daughter has hit all her milestones pretty much on time( she walked a little late at 13 months). She has always made eye contact, smiled, mimics, interacts very well with others, understands whats being said to her, understands how to feed, hug and kiss a baby, points, comunicates threw body language, answers to her name most of the time and is very social.. My concerns are her speech(she knows a ton of words but only uses a few regularly: no, byebye, nuk nuk, num num, mama, dada, up, keys) and she babbles alot but you cant understand her.. She also throws fits when told no or taken away from stuff. She arches her back sometimes when we try to place her in her carseart, Has a problem sleeping threw the night sometimes and when we try to put her down for her nap, she also opens and closes her hands quickly when she wants something or gets upset.. She walked on her toes sometimes when she first started walking but doesnt do it anymore.. I may be way off base with this(which everyone tells me I am) But it has been a fear/concern of mine since meeting my autistic cousin(who is the most wonderful little boy).. I am sorry to bother your chat..