Posted: 09/08/2010 at 09:02
My DS JJ, is 14 months old and I am starting to get slightly concerned by his development and certain things that he does. He is a very sensitive baby, and he doesn't mix with people at all. Anyone new and he gets really frightened.
James has been a body-rocker since about 8 months. He sits on his knees and rocks, making a constant sound as he does it. He seems to be in his own world when he does this. I try and call him to make him aware of me, but he doesn't seem to listen. He's recently started having a head twitch, this is more evident when he's in his walker, although it is noticable when he's crawling, too. Although J is cruising the furniture, he does this on tip-toes. He rarely puts the soles of his feet down. J has made no effort to stand alone yet. I am not too worried by that at this stage as my DD didn't walk until 18 months. James doesn't say any words yet either - he babbles like 'dadada' and 'mamamama' but that's about it. I am pretty sure Alex was saying much more at this stage. I know I shouldn't compare the two, but it is difficult when they're so close in age. He is a happy boy and loves his sister and myself to bits, but I just don't know whether or not to take him to get checked out. I don't know why I posted this really - suppose I would like some reassurance - or otherwise. Don't want to look like a neurotic mother - but on the other hand I don't want him to miss out on any treatment either.