To be worried about my baby's enery levels?

(30 Posts)
ikeaismylocal Sun 12-Jan-14 17:50:08

Ds is 12 months old, he is great fun, he is a happy, funny little boy.

He is a whirlwind, he has reached his milestones early (sitting at 4 months, crawling and cruising at 6 months and walking at 10 months) he is on the go the entire time.

He is also a little dictator, he "chats" lots but instead of the questioning, observational babbling I have heared other babies do he shouts like an sargent.

We had some of the mums from my mamma group over (like a nct group but we don't live in the uk) their babies are also all 12 months old. The difference between ds and the other babies was huge, ds ran around giving the other babies toys and shouting at them to take the toys, he would for example put a whistle to another baby's mouth and shout and pretend to blow the whistle to tell her what to do or pick up a toy to give to another baby and if the baby didn't take the toy he would shout and touch the baby's hand with the toy over and over again shouting all the time. He never snatches toys but he likes to decide which toy the other babies should play with if they are empty handed.

It isn't upset shouting it is just bossy shouting.

The other parents were a little taken aback, this happens often at playgroup too, some people have said mean things like "thank goodness my dc isn't like mini-ikea, I wouldn't be able to cope!".

We try to have calm toys (the flashing noisy toys make him even more manic) and he has lots of excersise we go to the park every day and at least one playgroup every weekday.

On the plus side he goes to bed between 5 and 5.30 and falls asleep in minuites as he has used all his energy!

AIBU to feel worried about him? Does anyone else have children who are/where like this?

PenelopePipPop Sun 12-Jan-14 23:49:11

Love the idea of bossy sargeant baby giving the other babies whistles! He sounds great.

But yeah DD was like this. It was knackering. She still hurtles everywhere at nearly 4 but she focuses her energy a bit more. Apparently she is very good at concentrating at nursery school. But she tells us she relaxes by wriggling.

So I wouldn't waste any energy worrying, you are going to need it in the morning...

BertieBowtiesAreCool Sun 12-Jan-14 23:53:25

OP google "Duracell bunny baby" ! smile

DS was not like this as a baby but a friend's baby was/is and I learnt the term from here, apparently there are support groups and everything! DS is pretty hyper now he is 5. I don't think he understands how to sit still confused

My twins boys were like that and used to go to bed at 6pm every night and sleep until 7am. They were a whirlwind of destruction. I was permanently knackered.

PennieLane Mon 13-Jan-14 09:18:46

my DD is like this, she walked at 8 months and has been manic from birth. my DN is so placid, I sometimes feel envious. she's now 14 months, and is currently 'shouting' at me to read all five books she has just got off of the shelf. they will be read at breakneck speed. I sometimes worry about ADHD. but they are who they are!

PennieLane Mon 13-Jan-14 09:23:03

I meant to add same as your DS for sitting (4 mo) and crawling (6 mo). brew to keep our energy levels up-its great they have suxh a lust for life! confused

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