One Year Old Development

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Mom2Boy - May 15

My son just turned one on the tenth, and I have noticed many things. He did not learn to sit up unsupported until about 8 or 9 months, and he did not roll over back to tummy or vice versa until about 7 or 8 months. He does not self-feed, for example he wouldn't even stick his hand in his birthday cake right in front of him. He is not crawling, not pulling himself up to a standing position. He will sit on the floor and turn himself around and in circles, and he also does this rocking thing on his butt, but that's it. Everyother child I know that's the same age is crawling or atleast getting onto all 4's (which he is not doing either). One child I know is 6 weeks younger than my son and WALKING. I don't know if I'm being paranoid, or is there something wrong? Is he just moving along slow and perfectly fine? I feel like it's my fault that he's not doing anything, and I don't understand anything. We don't have the best insurance, so we are basically forced to go to the health department for his checkups and shots, so I never really see a pediatrician, just some nurses. I want my son to be like everyother baby we see.

 

Rabbits07 - May 15

Does your son have any speech (most at age one have 1-2 words)? Does he make eye contact? Understand simple commands? In all honesty, just from what you said in your post I would request that my child see a developmental specialist for an evaluation. Do you live in the United States? If so, if you don't mind me asking, what state? My sister used to be the parent-to-parent coordinator for Frontier Health and has access to alot of info about where to get help that I could pa__s on to you if you would like. He may just be a late bloomer, but it is best to get an evaluation with all the things you have described. IF there is a problem, early intervention can do wonders for a child. As far as his not walking right now that's not really a big deal...some babies don't start walking until they are 15 and 16 months old. But some of the other things I find concerning.

 

SonyaM - May 15

I agree with the previous post. I am a social worker and have primarily worked in the field of disabilties (children). If you are in the US you can access services that can evaluate and provide therapy for your child. Even if there is not a "disability" and your son is just delaying therapy (the earlier the better) can help get him back on target. I would not delay in getting him evaluated. I would not be alarmed though. Good luck, and I would be happy to offer more a__sistance if needed. I am in Texas so I know more aobut what is available here.

 

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