Jennifer - posted on 01/21/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )
Hello all November 2008 Moms,
I wanted to gage how much eye contact and how much smiling is expected at this age. My baby will be 2 months old on Thursday but was born 3 1/2 weeks early (was not due till Dec 17th). He doesn't really look me in the eye much at all (doesn't really look at faces, more at lights and the surroundings) and smiles sometimes but I am not sure if it is reciprocal. I think I am a little paranoid as autism runs in my husband's family and I am a Speech Language Pathologist and have worked alot with kids with autism. Should I be concerned or could his fleeting eye contact and inconsistent smiling be related to the fact that he was early and just needs more time? Your thoughts and comments on when your baby looked at you consistently and smiled are appreciated.