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Sayyesmummy Wed 05-Aug-09 17:06:52

I have read that a sign of ASD is that your baby won't be carried on the hip or doesn't sort of hold you with arms and legs when carried.

my baby doesn't do this ....at what age can/should/will they do it?

Sayyesmummy Wed 05-Aug-09 17:11:37

We've already been referred to paed due to other "issues" with social developt of ds2

Sayyesmummy Thu 06-Aug-09 08:59:57

Can anyone advise?

5inthebed Thu 06-Aug-09 09:00:46

How old is your baby?

cyberseraphim Thu 06-Aug-09 09:09:56

I think it can be - Some anecdotal accounts (incl. mine) would bear this out however like most things ASD, there is no real conclusion that is meaningful. In itself it may mean very little so hopefully the paed assessment will tell you what the overall picture is.

Sayyesmummy Thu 06-Aug-09 09:18:17

He is nearly 5 months

PersonalClownisaShoeWhore Thu 06-Aug-09 09:23:25

I wouldn't worry too much about it.
My Ds loved to be hip carried and STILL does(he's 7 nearly 4 ft tall and weighs a ton!)
He was dxd at 3 years old.

Sayyesmummy Thu 06-Aug-09 10:23:47

b ump

cyberseraphim Thu 06-Aug-09 10:41:44

5 months is very young - what are the issues that have led to the referral ? Oh and DS1 loves being carried now so it's never too late !

Marne Thu 06-Aug-09 10:48:03

Hi, i'm not really sure if its true or not.

Dd1 has Aspergers, she would never be carried on my hip, never hung on to me etc, she was also a very unsettled baby, didn't like being in a pushchair or car seat.

Dd2 ASD was always really clingy and would hang on when being carried from an early age, she slept well and was very easy going.

Sayyesmummy Thu 06-Aug-09 10:53:09

Thanks for all answers!
Was referred for delayed eye contact/smile and general delay.
He now smiles, "chats" and coos at times, physical development all seem ok.

But he doesn't laugh or giggle.
he doesn't hold on at all when I carry him - it just feels "wrong" to me (I have one other son & obviously don't know if my memory is correct - but feel that this isn't the norm at this age.....)

He sleeps well but meltdowns if I don't get him to sleep at the right time.

Marne Thu 06-Aug-09 10:59:38

I think its way too early to tell, Dd2 showed no signs at all of ASD, she held her head early, had great eye contact from birth, walked at 9.2 months, it was only at 2 years when we noticed she wasn't talking that we suspected ASD (even though we had another dd with AS).

5inthebed Thu 06-Aug-09 11:00:48

5 Months is still young, but I can understand your cncerns. I am constantly watching DS3 for any "signs" of ASD, as DS2 has autism. But tbh, I really can't remember how ds2 used to sit on my hip when he was a baby. I'd pick him up now and try, but he is a big lad (4 on saturday sad)

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