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DS had 8 week check and didn't focus and follow

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west3 Wed 17-Aug-05 16:55:59

DS had his 8 week check today and passed with flying colours except he wouldn't focus on and follow the dr's pen when he was checking his sight. DS will do this with ease at home but dr won't take my word for it and we have to go back in a few weeks for further assessment. Feel like screaming, any support/advice appreciated.

QueenOfQuotes Wed 17-Aug-05 17:07:20

Try not to worry, it's very rare than 8 week olds fully cooperate at these checks (even at the later checks babies/toddlers will frequently 'fail' something that parents know they're exceptionally good at - DS1 'failed' his hearing at his 8 month check - thankfully had a good HV who took my word for it and she just left it).

NannyL Wed 17-Aug-05 17:38:15

dont worry.... my god daughter didnt either... and had to go back

YOU know he can do it

they are just making sure!

fqueenzebra Wed 17-Aug-05 18:37:11

no words of wisdom, west3, but bumping for you.

Melpomene Sat 20-Aug-05 15:38:29

I think they should really take your word for it. At my dd2's 6 week check I mentioned that she didn't seem to be focussing or tracking well yet. I wasn't particularly worried. A couple of days later, something clicked and she started tracking things.

A few weeks later the doc called back to make an appointment for her reassessment. I just told them that she is now focusing, tracking and making eye contact, and they left it at that.

morningpaper Sat 20-Aug-05 15:40:08

Don't worry, these tests are very unscientific and there is so much for baby to look at - probably quite healthy to be more interested in watching the Doctor than the pen!

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