Melissa - posted on 01/07/2010 ( 19 moms have responded )
UPDATE (November 18th, 2012) : My daughter is now 3 1/2 years old. I am now 100% confidant that she does not have autism. I did a lot of research and used several strategies to improve eye-contact and communication skills when she was a baby and saw huge improvements within a few months. Please e-mail me at : email@example.com if you would like to know more about my experience and strategies used.
OLD POST : Hi, I'm worried about my almost 7 month old baby. I seem to have a hard time getting her to make eye contact. She does it occasionally, when I repeat her name and try to catch her eye, and usually when I sing to her, but she seems much more interested in the rest of her environement. When she does make eye contact, it's usually not for more than 2 seconds, although she has mantained eye contact for over 10 seconds. She does smile often as a reaction to people smiling or doing things to make her laugh (such as playing pee-ka-boo), so there is some social interaction...She is cooing, but not really babbling, although she has done it a few times. Last check up our family Doctor said she seems healthy and the nurse that gave her her last vaccine said that at that age it's normal to only get a few seconds of eye contact at a time, but I'm still worried. Does anyone else have these same worries for their baby? What is normal for a 6-7 month old?