Kim - posted on 04/01/2015 ( no moms have responded yet )
8 month old not babbling
Hi, my son is 8 months 1 week born @ 37 weeks. He is a very smart little guy, he rolls both ways, currently doing the army crawl for the most part but has started to crawl on knees over the past couple days and today he decided he wants to get up on his hands and feet. He loves to pull himself into the sitting and standing positions. So he is reached all his milestones as far as his physical milestones. But he does not babble. He is a pretty quiet little guy. I may be overly concerned, I have read that allot of babies are not babbling at this age. He went through the squealing stage for about a month then got quiet right before he started to crawl. Now he says "ahhhhh" "hi" and I have heard "mommom" a couple times, na and da. And I think he has even said "no" once or twice. He also loves to make the clicking noise with his younger. He has never really blown raspberries- just spit bubbles. My concern is that I see him moving his mouth trying to say "dadadada" but no sound comes out. I am not sure if this is progress or cause for concern. I don't know if anyone else's little on mouthed words with no sound before. His 9 month appointment is in 3 weeks and I plan to speak to my pediatrician at that time. I was just wondering if any other mothers have experienced this. He is a very loving, affectionate boy and communicates in every other way besides babbling. Loves eye contact and playing games. Knows when I say "daddy's home" and "do you cant up" or "its bath time". So I know he understands me. It's just the "mouthing" of the words have me concerned..