Hi ladies hope you are well , I'm not sure if anyone is participating here or not
i have a question for parents with autistic kids . I'm blessed with twin boys at almost 9 weeks of age. One has been great in terms of eye contact, communication ect the other seems like on purpose avoiding eye contact, he just doesn't look at me , and some times it feels like he doesn't want to be held. He arches his back to get away ...
i know that 9 wks is very early to diagnose but I have been reading and reading on the internet looking for early signs , however, I really think parents with autistic kids know other signs and some abnormal behaviour during infancy that all made sense after diagnoses was made.
Can you please let me know what you considered an abnormal behaviour when your babies were growing up ? Thank you all in advance
I have a 4 year old with ASD and the only odd behaviour he exhibited as an infant was moving his arms around a lot - a bit like he was doing kung fu moves.
Being our first and only child, we didn't have a neurotypical child to compare development with, so our concerns regarding him being on the spectrum weren't explored until after he turned 3 (which is when we really started to question his development and quirks).
Keep observing and noting down anything of concern in case you do feel you need to explore a diagnosis later down the track.
Thanks ladies , I'm trying really hard not to think and worry too much although it's hard specially as my other twin is so advanced acting like a 6 months old!!!
He has recently stared fixing and following with his eyes still not so great with eye contact but I hope he gets there
beatuful mums with ASD kids, did they have an delayed eye contact/ gaze as infants ?
Thank you all for replying. My baby is 12 weeks now abs still not making much eye contact , I'm so worried I can't stop crying some times . He loves to be held and when I shower his face with kisses he loughs loud but no eye contact , his eyes were checked and all good , dr thinks that it's delayed eye maturation and he will grow out of it and up to 6 months is considered normal but I'm so worried
Last edited by lilypily; 24-12-2015 at 19:16.
My DS who is almost 3 has autism traits also. It's so very exhausting I completely get you, one little thing in this house causes a meltdown.
He has Mecp2 duplication syndrome which shows a lot of traits. I really feel for you, it's almost impossible to get mad when they just doesn't understand. Big hugs is all for now.
Pregnant for the first-time?
Not sure where to start? We can help!
Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!