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Can I just tell you what my 14 month old does so that you can all reassure me??

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sunndydays Tue 16-Aug-11 18:06:36

She isn't developing as quickly as some other babies, which I know is normal, but then I read things on here and hear people talking and it just makes me worry so much! So please can I have some honest opinions?

She was 4 weeks early
She sat properly at 7.5 months
She crawled a week before her first birthday
She pulls herself up but can't get down again
She cruises and when standing still is flat footed but when she 'walks' along she goes onto her toes (have been referred to physio awaiting appointment)
She will not walk/stand holding my hands she just tries to sit so she can go off and crawl.

She feeds herself finger food but won't spoon feed herself. If I give her a pre loaded spoon it's hit or miss as to whether it goes straight into her mouth or if she picks the food off with her other hand.

She says Dada and knows what it means but that is it. She has said Mama a couple of times but just a coincidence I think. She also says nanan, woah, vava, rara but I know these are just noises.

She has recently started clapping, she doesn't point.

I think that is it.....I know I am being all PFB, TIA smile

Bumbles10 Tue 16-Aug-11 18:33:38

I'm no expert but none of it it really sounds unusual to me for a 14 month old, especially the food stuff, i know heaps of two year olds who's mothers rarely bother with cutlery still.

Rubyabcd Tue 16-Aug-11 18:38:05

Sounds pretty similar to my fourteen month old. However my dd didn't crawl until thirteen months and is now pulling up on anything and everything and cruising. She has walked holding my hands since 11 1/2 months and will now walk with me holding one hand although still a bit unsteady. In the last two weeks she will also walk with walker.

She has fed herself finger food since eight months and is recently getting the idea of a spoon although very hit and miss.

She does clap and has since about twelve months, she starting pointing at everything at around twelve months too.

When upset she appears to say mama while reaching for me but that's it. The rest is total jibberish, occassionally I have thought she has copied something but then won't do it again, so I can't be certain!! She is constantly chattering away but nothing concrete!!

She makes attempts at shape sorters, jigsaws and crayons-however they still go in the mouth!!

I too read things on here and it's hard not to compare but in my eyes your dc sounds just fine, nothing to be concerned about at all. Hope this helps. As I type she has just realised how to pause in the night garden using the virgin box!!

sunndydays Tue 16-Aug-11 19:05:38

Thanks, Bubmbles

Ruby, dd puts everything in her mouth! It's ridiculous I always knew babies did it but not to this extent, she is worse than any other baby I know!

Octaviapink Tue 16-Aug-11 19:08:59

That all sounds normal to me - especially as her adjusted age is only 13 months.

sunndydays Wed 17-Aug-11 07:28:37

Thanks the HV said they stop correcting their age at a year, but maybe that's just for weight?

mummaberry Wed 17-Aug-11 08:03:29

She sounds totally normal! - stop worrying about it. I have been told by a physiotherapist that the longer kids crawl the better for them in terms of building up muscles in the long run - it's just our obsession with wanting them to do everything early that is the problem. Please don't worry smile

shelley72 Wed 17-Aug-11 08:15:20

sounds just like my 14 (nearly 15) mo. she was 2 weeks early, and has been crawling for a while, can pull to stand, has just started cruising. she only says mama (to me) has just started to randomly say baba. she can do finger foods quite well as we BLW but is only just starting to use a spoon to try and scoop her food - very hit and miss.

she is my second and i have to say that although her older brother was talking properly by thi stage (and hasnt stopped since) he too was late (compared to others) walking. he is now 3 and never sits still. so try not to be too worried as they will all get there in their own time. and another thing i have learnt from having DS first is to smile sweetly and then ignore others when they tell you what a genius their child is grin.

your DD sounds just fine!

rockandrose Fri 19-Aug-11 19:11:39

don't worry, all totally normal, out of my friends our 14month/15month old babies are all around the same stage...

happygilmore Fri 19-Aug-11 21:08:47

My 15 month has only just started pulling up, doesn't cruise and won't walk holding our hands..I thought that was normal and just late!

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