Brittny - posted on 06/23/2016 ( 8 moms have responded )
my son is 15 months and two weeks. He loves to babble, knows the difference between mom and dad, but will not say it. He brings us books, blocks, puzzles to play with during the day. My main concerns are that he will only sleep in his room with his blanket, he will only make eye contact and answer to my husband and I. He rarely points to things that interest him. He does sign, milk, more, please and occasionally will say it. He is also very motor driven and goes from one toy to the next very quickly. He will look back at us when given a toy, follows commands such as : Get me blanket. Still his vocabulary is very limited.He also does not respond to strangers well. He will not give them eye contact or second thought. If he wants something, he will usually just cry. At times he zones out and does not respond to my husband and I calling his name. He will also wander (looking back to see if we watch him) very quickly. He never sits still, and lately has an obsession with doors and closing them. He is very motor driven and will walk and climb anywhere, not listening to no no. We do have a history of autism in our family so I am extremely concerned (losing sleep) when we took him to his per for his eval she said to wait and see if he grows by 18 months. I majored in early childhood and still my gut says something is off. The fact that he has no fear and is so independent scares me that he is autistic. I have contacted baby net ( we live in SC) for some help on speech or therapies for autism. Any of you moms experience something similar? He seems to only care about my husband and I. I feel so lost, alone and helpless as my friends and family look at me like I am crazy when I mention it. I am scared and anxious. I keep reassuring myself that God has given me this child to love no matter what....but my mom gut is throwing huge red flags.