questions about 16 month old sons behavior

NICKI - posted on 04/02/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )




Hi everyone, I am new here, and im looking for some advice. My son just turned 16 months old yesterday. He doesnt say any real words yet, but babbles alot. Says dadda here and there. H ehas always been a bit of a difficult baby, he cried alot and just seemed miserable for the first few mnths of his life. Anyway, he has reached most of all his milestones ,he walks, he claps on demand, he will give hi fives, he knows where his head and teeth are. He responds to his name, and has wonderful eye contact. I have always been a bit of a worry wort, and since he was so miserable as a baby, i always thought something was up with him. I expressed my concerns to my Dr, and he told me, i was paranoid and my son was fine. When he turned 1, he seemed to calm down alot, got all his molars in, so i chalked his crankiness up to teethinG. SINCE HE WAS ABOUT 7 MONTHS OLD when he gets excited, he opens and closes his hands rapidily. This botherd me,but as i bean to look it up, i found that alot of babies do this to show excitement...I thought he would have grown out of it by now but he has not. I am concerned he might be autistic, but dont know if i am just being crazy, The other big thing he does is, he does not really like affection. He will let me hold him, and he plays with my husband and i, and laugh+s alo
t, but whenever we go to social engaements and people go to touch him, and say hi to him, he literally pushes them away pushes their faces away , if they go to kiss him. This is not all the time, but most times. Its like he doesnt like people. I am really worried about this, and was wondering if anyone had any feedback?


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Michelle - posted on 04/02/2016




I agree with Dove, a lot of kids don't like affection, just like a lot of adults.
I would keep an eye on his speech though. Make sure you encourage him to use his words when he wants something. If he points to it say: "Would you like the .........?" The more you say things the more he will pick up.

Dove - posted on 04/02/2016




He sounds like a pretty normal, young toddler. You should certainly keep an eye on any behaviors that concern you (and the speech if he doesn't start picking up more words in the next few months), but I would not worry at this point.

I'd push people away if they got in my face and tried to kiss me too....

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