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Nearly 13 months - not waving or clapping

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vallinnapod Fri 28-Sep-12 22:26:04

Wot it says really!

I realise 'normal' is an elastic word with child development but I just wanted to get a gage of what other people's DCs have done at various ages.

DS is nearly 13 months. He is my PFB. He has great movement. Sat at 7 months, crawled 7.5 months and started pulling himself up and cruising around the same time. He is now standing unaided for small amounts of time, walks with his walker but no interest in doing and finger walking.

Very inquisitive. Big cupboard investigator! Loves mega blocks. Chews them, likes putting them in boxes/taking them out. Cuddles his teddy. Picks thee telephone off his walker and hand it to you. Can put the shape sorters back on the walker too (it's a v tech one).

He doesn't wave or clap or show any interest in doing it. Not really concerned just aware that it was one of the first things all his friends did.

Sorry I have waffled blush

JustPondering Fri 28-Sep-12 22:40:48

I'm still waiting for my 17 month old to start waving and clapping, he has just been referred to the child development team but that's because he can't imitate anything, no sounds or facial expressions or anything. I wouldn't worry just yet.

TheLaineyWayIsEssex Fri 28-Sep-12 22:48:49

I honestly wouldn't worry. He sounds like he is doing really well. Think my ds pointed around 13/14mo, and though he occasionally moved his hand and said ba-bye around 9/10mo, only in the last 2 months (he is 22months tomorrow)di he do it reliably and freely.
All I have learnt is that 'normal' means FA when it comes to babies.
Does he make eye contact, or indicate his wants/needs in other ways? If so, I really wouldn't worry. He is probably so busy and happy crawling where he wants on his own that he has no need to point to anything.

vallinnapod Fri 28-Sep-12 22:54:41

Thanks. My thoughts are he is too busy doing other things to bother entertaining us grin

SarryB Fri 28-Sep-12 22:58:40

I look after an 18 month old who can't wave. Don't worry about it just yet.

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