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Baby stopped babbling

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blacktreaclecat Sat 23-Mar-13 09:52:47

DS is 9 months. Since 5-6 months he was babbling a lot- dada, mumumum, Rararara, Bababa etc
Recently, the last 2/3 weeks this has stopped. He has just learnt to crawl and clap though.
Should I be concerned? Hoping his "talking" returns soon.
We are waiting to see paeds as at his 8 month check his head circumference had jumped a centile to 98th. I've read this can be linked with autism and am fretting

LeonardoAcropolis Sat 23-Mar-13 15:05:57

Hello, please don't fret. When learning a new skill ie crawling and clapping, many babies will put aside old skills for a while. Just keep an eye on him.

ZuleikaD Sun 24-Mar-13 11:07:46

Yes, he's just concentrating on something new - they can't work on 'walking' (or gross motor skills in general) and 'talking' (or communication skills in general) at the same time at this age.

blacktreaclecat Tue 26-Mar-13 20:43:59

Thank you both.
He has "talked" a bit more today. Wonder weeks had him in a leap so maybe that was why. Glad my chatty littles is back smile

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