Melissa - posted on 03/02/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
Hi, my daughter is 8 months old. I was really worried she might have autism for a while because she did not make alot of eye contact, etc., but I spoke with a psychologist (friend of mine) who says it may be early signs of ADHD. Of course, no one is making a diagnosis at 8 months old.
My girl is VERY interested in her environment (more objects than humans). She sees and hears everything (less interested in human voices). Her head is always turning in different direction. She usualy doesn't look at anything for very long. She doesn't play with one single toy for more than a few seconds. Her eye contact as gotten much better and she is starting to be quite social (which makes me think she doesn't have autism). But she can't stop moving ! Her hands, arms and legs are always going. This could all be very normal. She is just a baby.
I am curious to find out if your little ones showed any early signs of ADHD as infants. Was your infant easily distracted, did he or she have any tantrums, etc ?
Thanks You !!!