Milestones??

Kim - posted on 09/05/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hello everyone. Let me give you a little background on my almost 15 month little boy. He was born 11 weeks early, so really his adjusted age is just over 12 months. He is almost walking but he doesn't wave, clap or point. He says Mama and Hi and will follow simple commands. If I say, give me a bite, he reaches whatever he's eating to my mouth or if I ask him to give me the ball he does. I also can ask him where Daisy(our dog) is and he will look right at her. Is the lack of pointing/waving/clapping something to be concerned about? He seems to be doing everything else a 12 month old should be doing. We see the Dr for his 15 month check up in a little over a week but I was wondering what everyone thought. Oh and we are also having issues with him taking a sippy cup. Thanks in advance.

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Kim - posted on 09/05/2009

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Thanks so much for responding. We do the high five and say the word and do that action but I think you are right in that he's just not making the connection. We always wave hi and bye bye too. We point to objects and name them but he just doesn't do that. I just worry because when you google that baby won't imitate, autism comes up. He doesn't show any other symptoms other than. I guess us moms worry all the time. It sounds like your DS is like mine with walking. He likes to hold on to things to walk to but is becoming more daring and will walk from the couch to me if I'm a few feet away.

Lynette - posted on 09/05/2009

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i wouldnt be too concered about it , the first thing my ds learnt was to " High five" because his dad would repeat the words and action together with him over and over, with clapping i taught him that by holding his hands and clapping and smiling now he claps when hes happy or excited about something, my son still isnt talking much other than Mumma, Dadda , bubba and Bear and the normal babbles, and hes not walking freestyle yet he still wants to hold something or someone, hes learning to shake hands at the moment which is fun i make sure i spend several pockets of time during the day doing whatever im teaching him repeativly and he tends to pick up things within a week sometimes it only takes a day. my son is 14 months old, if your son is following instructions then hes not lacking in that area just hasnt made the connection to the actions yet, I doubt the doctor or health visitor would worry about it much till hes closer to 18 months corrected as premmies can be a bit slower in the physical aspects but your son is showing plenty of intelect, hope this helps

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