Does your 11/12mo do these things???(19 Posts)
Walk along furniture?
Roll a ball back and forth to you?
Refer to mum & Dad as mama & Dada?
Put a foot up so you can put a sock on?
If you say "pass me x" or "put Down z do it?
Turn pages in a book?
Hug a teddy or dolly?
Sing pat a cake or another nursery rhymes?
My ds doesn't do any of these shoes I be worried?
Ds is slightly older, but at 11/12 months
Every child is different and will achieve milestines at diffetent ages. My 14 month old isn't doing all of the above and i'm not in the least bit concerned. I don't think that he'll be assisting in dressing himself anytime soon, nor will he pass/put down items on request. My 15 month old niece would be able for both though.
Mine were both walking by that age, didn't talk or sing, would have probably passed a ball back and forth as part of a game, can't remember if they helped with dressing, don't remember them hugging teddies but by youngest cuddled a blanket.
Furniture walk - no
Rolls a ball - Yes
Mama and Dadda - Yes
Socks - think he knows what to do but won't usually do it!
Will pass something if asked - yes
Turns pages - Attempts to but usually fails
Hugs teddies - Yes
Sings - No
DS 11 months does all except the last one although he will 'twinkle' his hands for twinkle twinkle little star when I sing
I'm ashamed to say the I don't know the correct words for pat a cake
I know some babies around the same age are doing more, some are doing less.
Sorry posted too soon.
All babies do things at different rates, by the time they are of school age they are pretty much all doing the same. Speak to your HV if you can and have any concerns.
It's my HV that has given me these concerns! I wasn't worried til now. She sent me these questionnaire about what they check at the 1yr check most of which my ds doesn't do. He doesn't clap or wave yet either. To me he's lovely pleasant happy baby, he eats well sleeps well plays with toys and gets around the room by rolling twisting and pulling/pushing himself along.
I had a HV tell me at DS 8 month assessment that a baby of his age should say 5 words, build blocks and a load of other stuff! Fortunately DS is number 4 (older siblings are between 21 and 24) and knew she was talking rubbish, she's the only HV I've ever been unhappy with. Don't let her/him scare you into thinking your baby is behind in any way.
I don't like to say compare with others but you can usually get a good idea if they are same age, obviously in baby terms, a few weeks or a month makes a lot of difference development wise but can give you a bit of reassurance.
Other than that, you know your baby best and how they are developing
Oh uh oh please try not to worry, I think these questionnaires are a bit ridiculous really! We had our check just before they were introduced and lovely HV said it is just a very broad check of gross and fine motor skills and early verbal development. Because my son could move himself around (HV not concerned if this was a crawl, roll or whatever), had a pincer grip, and could make sounds like "ba ba" "da da" HV said that was all he needed to know and all was well. They are all very different in the ways they develop I think!! Hope that is a bit reassuring? Very funny also to think of 8 month olds being expected to build towers snd say 5 words ha ha ha!!
1yr in a few days.
Claps, walks along furniture/with walker a few steps, kind of throws/rolls a ball.
Nothing else - books are eaten, she copies.vowels but never refers to any of us by anything,
She is dc2, I'm not worried compared to dc1 she is a bit ahead and there are no concerns with him.
Mine were walking at 12 months. But 'no' to loads of those questions. Don't worry. They really get there. I found with all of mine the switch just went on at a certain point and it was all systems go! I tend to use 15-18 months as my own period of observation. I think this is because I come from a family of late talkers and late bloomers. DC3 is 19 months and it's only in the last month that he has started ticking the yes boxes on that list. He doesn't really even say Mama and Dada. It's more like 'Oi you, the knackered one that caves into my demands!' My eldest son declared, "I don't think he loves you. He just uses you." Bless my teenage armchair psychologist.
Anyway! Keep a weather eye open. I bet your little one will really spring into action over the next 3 months.
DD never walked along furniture, she had no interest in walking with help - she focussed all her energies on getting her balance so she could walk unaided. My parents still remember me watching a ball roll past like this they all get there in different ways. I would be aware of that list and see where you are in 3m.
lol - @ turn pages of a book, my DD would have been like - eat/destroy said book.
Put a foot up so you could put a sock on, again lol DD's mission was to remove all socks immediately!
Oh and she didn't wave, clap or point at 12 months, although she started playing peek-a-boo with me at 12 months, if she wanted something she would just try and grab it - in fact I don't think she pointed properly until she was 2 when she was pointing out a bird to me - but she is totally fine.
It's worth remembering that they always put things in those questionnaires that they don't expect most children to be able to do, because it helps them see if a baby is practicing/developing one skill set over another, e.g. is ahead in gross motor skills but a bit behind in communication. If they only put things that were normal for each stage they wouldn't be able to see when babies were ahead. As long as the child can do some things in each section it won't be a cause for concern. Singing does seem a bit crazy at 12mo though!
My almost 9mo claps, waves and shakes her head. She can turn pages in a board book but prefers to eat it.
That's about it. Gets around by rolling and scooting on her bum, seemingly no interest in crawling. Definitely not walking round furniture but I do know a 10 month old who is.
Does everything except point, roll a ball and sing(?)
She has been walking since just before her 1st birthday and things like turning book pages and hugging (at my over enthusiastic encouragement for a couple of months. However a few of the other things have literally only just happened in the past 2 weeks (she is 12 and a half months) she began clapping out of nowhere to the pat a cake song 3 days ago whilst I changed her nappy. I haven't sung or clapped with her for weeks so was astounded she had remembered and copied the action. She began waving bye bye on cue about a week ago. No sign of pointing but very recently understands to look at something when I point.
So you might think your little one will never grasp something then poof one day out of nowhere they will just surprise you.
My hv said babies are a bit like computers, they store up everything that's happening to and around them to use for later. I think they can understand more than we realise, it's just connecting the dots and being able to transfer what's in their brain to their bodies.
Now speech on the other hand. Dd has been stuck on dada, mama and ba ba for months now (or just screaming at me lol) would love to hear a few more sounds. Not really sure what's normal for a 12 month old. Although I love it when she throws out the 'baa baaa's' whilst wearing her lamb onsie
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