Early signs in babies

Posted by: Charlie5656 — over 8 years ago (2 comments)

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Hello there,

Can anyone help me - there are a few things that worry me about our baby but I can't get anyone to take me that seriously. He never copies me. He's a year old and hasn't had the MMR but after his boosters, which we gave him late, at 6 months, he changed completely - he stopped sleeping through the night, he stopped babbling, he stopped imitating. I get lulled into thinking he's ok because he is very capable physically, he is very dextrous and patient and determined. But he doesn't ever show any excitement either, that isn't about strong physical stimulation, or about recognising a familiar pattern. He does have good eye contact but the only time I feel he's 'there' behind his eyes is when I'm singing a song he recognises and the second I stop it switches off. He does make sounds but to express his state, he doesn't copy any gestures. Worst of all I find it terribly hard work being with him because there's no back and forth. I crowbar myself into his games, or I leave him to it. If I leave the room, he probably will too but not seemingly to find me, just to move onto another thing he likes to do - climb stairs, open the washer door... Watching videos of him at 4-5 months is heartbreaking. He is 'chatting' all the time, waving his hands with excitement. It's like he's turned into a busy robot. My heart is breaking. I don't want to wait and see, I need to know if anyone else finds this echoes their experience. Please let me know. Thank you.


Posted by: /user-profile/7345 — about 1 month ago

Maybe connect with genetic counseling, they can really help put any concerns in context.

Posted by: Felicity — over 8 years ago

 Hello Charlie5656, 

Thank you for your post. We would be glad to help.

The following article, "Early Indicators of Autism Spectrum Disorder", which you can read by clicking here might be something you will want to look at.

If you would like to email us direct to info@livingautism.co.uk with the details of which area you are living in we will be able to provide you with more information.