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Worried - 22mo development is going backwards!

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KoalasAteMyHomework Sat 14-Jan-17 11:03:11

Will try and keep this short. DS is 22mo and has always been much of an "observer" and thinker rather than getting stuck in with things. Think he's going to be a logical thinker like DH.

Anyway last Oct he had 2 stomach bugs and we were at home about a fortnight. Must confess we watched a LOT of cbeebies as he was too tired to do much.

It took him a while to recover and then he got a cough and cold over Christmas.

DH and I are getting worried as his developments seems to be going backwards.

He only said a couple of words but now he's babbling loads but not really saying any proper words at all.

He seems to have no interest in toys and doesn't do any scribbling or messy play etc. DH has asked me to cut out TV which we have done over the last couple of days. He basically just wanders round the house and I struggle to get him to join me in playing with anything. He still likes books at least.

HV doesn't seem worried - apparently he's not 2 yet so I shouldn't expect him to play which seems odd when all his friends are pushing cars around and playing with train sets and dolls etc

Am I worrying unnecessarily? Seems a long time to still be getting over a sick bug. Any ideas how I can help him or if anyone else has gone through something similar?

KoalasAteMyHomework Sat 14-Jan-17 11:04:41

I should mention I do take him to play sessions at children's centres every day. He went off them for ages but think we have solved that issue now. Although he seems to enjoy them he doesn't really get involved in playing there either.

HopperBusTicket Sat 14-Jan-17 11:10:52

Hello. I'll be honest, I think development going backwards can be a sign of something wrong or he could just be recovering from illness. You mention attending children's centres so I'd ask for advice there as I've found them good and knowledgeable in the past. Good luck and I hope it's nothing to worry about.

KoalasAteMyHomework Sat 14-Jan-17 11:12:25

Thanks. Maybe I'll ask at the centres. The health visitor didn't seem to worried but hasn't reassured me much!

KoalasAteMyHomework Sat 14-Jan-17 11:12:27

Thanks. Maybe I'll ask at the centres. The health visitor didn't seem to worried but hasn't reassured me much!

Rainatnight Sat 14-Jan-17 11:19:59

Might be worth a trip to the GP, even if only to put your mind at rest?

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