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Baby 6 months and no smiles

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    jeanyeeli is offline Registered User
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    Baby 6 months and no smiles

    My son is almost 6 months but he never really interacts with me or anyone else. Is he too young? Also, he doesn't smile or laugh when I play with him. He is beginning to cry when he sees me when I get home. Does he want my attention?

    I have an older son who is 5 yrs old now and diagnosed with autism. Reckon my 2nd son is like him too?

    What does 6 months old babies do now??

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    Tracey Nicole is offline Banned
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    Given this and the other post, I feel it could be best for you and your family to visit a family counsellor and share all of your issues, fears, concerns etc.

    The counsellor will then be able to help you and point you in the right direction.

    Hope this helps and do hope you get some professional assistance so you have a happy family and a happy life.

    Good luck.

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    Do you work ? is a helper taking care of your kids ? if so, does she play with your baby or does she leave him in the same place all day long ? is he in contact with some people, other babies ? yes a baby needs attention, and lots of love... maybe it's a bit early to diagnose anything like autism, and hopefully your family situation will get better so your kids can feel safe and happy...

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    I think if your baby is not smilling and/or interacting well (age appropriate of course) at age 6 months, you should contact a pediatrician and discuss your concerns, etc.

    Maybe this overview (as a guideline) can help: http://www.babycenter.com/0_mileston...ths_1496585.bc.

    Of course all babies are different. My twin boy is speech delayed (developing normal in all other areas) and just starting to say his first few words (he's turning 2 in a week).

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    if you are concerned, maybe you can take your baby to see Dr. Sonal at IMI (Stanley Street) in Central. one of her specialties is treating children with developmental issues. as she often says, if you can catch them early you can change their life. maybe worth a visit for peace of mind.

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    I agree with Tracey Nicole that going to see a counselor would be really good for you & your family, especially given your post about how your husband has treated your baby in the past. Even if you go to a regular doctor, I would advise you to be frank with the doctor about your family history, so that s/he has a full understanding of any possible environmental & emotional influences on the baby.
    It's great that you're thinking about your baby's development so early on. He's only 6 months so in case the counselor/doctor do find any concerns, there's plenty of time to help him. Wishing you the best!

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    I think you need to see a counsellor with your husband to sort out his relationship with the baby and then a specialist to see why the baby is experiencing developmental delays. It is not normal for a 6 month old to not smile, interact etc. This is often their happiest time where the smallest thing makes them laugh uncontrollably. If it is autism then the sooner they pick it up the better the outcome.

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    little mum is offline Registered User
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    Agree, you need to bring your baby to a docotor, they will help you. Not smiling or interacting is not normal for a 6 month old, you need to find out the reason and give proper help to your baby. Do it asap. Don't worry, there are many people to help, just find a doc, they will help you through.

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