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    Default 8 month old and pointing

    I was just reading thru our maternal child health books (Vic) and for the 8 month old check it basically says to
    Be concerned if your 8 month old isn't pointing at things, but then on the 12
    Month check page pointing is listed under things I MAY be doing? What do they mean by pointing at 8 months? Dd is 7 months and doesn't point at things she would reach for things she wants and u know she wants it but I can't imagine her pointing at this age? I'm confused. TIA

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    My DS only started pointing at round 13-14 months.

    The ECHN said as long as he is communicating what he wants then its not a big issue. I did feel better once he started pointing though.

    He would just get whatever he wanted himself or I would know what he wanted so he never needed to point.

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    Ha ha that's so funny, my mum and I were talking about this yesterday as my 8 month old just had her check up. She's definitely not pointing, health nurse said rarely does she see a baby point at 8 months... It's silly

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    Do you have the same green book where it says it 3bubbys? I was just like what the? And hadnt noticed any bubs at mothers group doing it either and a quick google search said around 10-12 months maybe it's a typo?

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    Yeah my green book says the same! Must be a mistake

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    I have an 8 month old and have been thinking exactly the same thing after reading it in her child health book... no way is my DD pointing. I was thinking it was a bit strange as well that it would suggest it at 8 months old. I was like, should I be pointing more so she copies me?? lol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plexus Solaire View Post
    I have an 8 month old and have been thinking exactly the same thing after reading it in her child health book... no way is my DD pointing. I was thinking it was a bit strange as well that it would suggest it at 8 months old. I was like, should I be pointing more so she copies me?? lol...
    I was thinking the same lol I was trying to think of pointing learning activities to do with dd tomorrow!

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    DS has just started pointing, he is 15 months.

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    My dd is a big pointer, but there was no way she was pointing at 8 months. Closer to 12 months from my recollection. I suggest it's an error in the book - which sucks as it's stressing everyone out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mummy12 View Post
    I was thinking the same lol I was trying to think of pointing learning activities to do with dd tomorrow!
    Lol, I point and DD just looks at my finger not at what I'm pointing at! She doesn't know what pointing is or what it means...


 

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