Early signs in babies
Posted by: Charlie5656 — over 8 years ago (2 comments)
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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.