Squeaking in my almost 3 year old DD

(3 Posts)
Mynd Thu 04-Feb-16 14:08:00

My DD (2.9) seems quite immature in comparison to other children her age. She babbles a lot in a running commentary but actual words are impossible to pick out. She also often emits a repetitive, very loud, high pitched squeak, which has drawn the attention of total strangers. Just a constant 'squeak, squeak, squeak, squeak' for maybe 10-20 seconds, then doing it again maybe 20-30 minutes later.

Her fine motor control also doesn't seem especially good. On the positive side, she makes great eye contact. Likes to laugh. Understand simple instructions (can you put the teddy on the table? Do you want to be lifted up?). Doesn't seem to have a hearing issue.

Her older brother has mild autism and I'm wondering if she's maybe copying him to some degree. Though he doesn't squeak and doesn't really talk much at all. Certainly never really babbled much.

Maybe it's all fine. I'm just wondering if she should be a bit more verbal and 'little girl-like' by now! Any feedback would be fab!

BadDoGooder Thu 04-Feb-16 14:20:43

I can only say that DS, 3.7yrs, still babbles randomly, despite speaking well, and he also does random squeaking, occasional ear splitting random screams in happiness ffs!! hmm
The screeching I try and stop because it's horrible, but as he can speak well etc. I let the babbling go.
He wasn't a great talker at your DDs age, but now he gives me a constant running commentary, it just took him time to get going!

Mynd Thu 04-Feb-16 15:00:50

Her squeaking sounds like a rusty bike going past. That sort of repetitiveness. Over and over. It's not really a squeal for joy sort of noise, at least it doesn't seem to match up with her being especially excited or happy...

Good to know your little boy talks great now, though! Thank you for stopping by to comment - really appreciated! I guess I'm finding it hard to know what's normal and what isn't, when her brother doesn't really act like a normal boy!

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