Tiffany - posted on 06/01/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )
Hi! I'm new on here! My son Carson has been a late bloomer on a lot of stuff! He army crawled at 10 months, crawled on hands and knees at 12 months, and didn't take his first steps until 15 months. He is now walking great and starting to run too! So cute! He has some words (maybe 12-15) and trys to imitate what you say which is hilarious. He is active but still cuddly and sweet. He shows empathy and interacts with us when he plays. He doesn't seem to care too much about other kids his age, but enjoys older kids. He loves water, balls, flags and circles and stuffed animals.:) He makes eye contact. He is a great eater. He doesn't seem to have sensory issues. My main concern is that he shakes or flaps when he is excited or into something. He does it a lot. Sometimes it is trance-like. Other times he will interact with you when he shakes. He does it a lot when he eats or plays with certain toys. When he is excited in his high chair, his hands are touching his chest, like he is scratching his chest. His legs shake too. When he is standing, he will flap his arms like a bird. Sometimes his feet get going too or he gets on his toes. I've mentioned it to a neurologist and my ped. but they don't seem too concerned. I'm worried about autism but he passed most of the MCHAT. Any other kids have this behavior?