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    My 2 year old didn't point for ages. In fact I think she just learnt to speak the words she needed to before she mastered pointing.

    What do they say can be wrong if kids don't point? My DD seems to be intellectually brighter than average, with excellent fine motor skills, but she's always a bit delayed with the gross motors (but just by a few months)

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    My 13 month old has only just started pointing. They all do things at their own pace, I wouldn't worry about it.

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    I think just like all other development it's not going to just happen at same time for every child, just as talking, walking, smiling, are all individual.

    I think for pointing the guide is something like 8-15mths, it's considered an important social development as it initiates social interaction, however I think some kids don't point, but if they wave and do other things it ticks the box.

    No social cues, can indicate a wide range of issues, that's why they ask about them at appointments.

    I wouldn't worry if my 8mth old wasn't pointing though!

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    I had the same worry with DS. When I spoke to MCHN she said that the questions are new to the green book and obviously someone didn't proof read them properly before printing as they are all over the place. She told me to ignore them. She said just note down any things they are doing since last check and if there's something you are particularly concerned about. She will then go through the notes with me and le me know if there's any areas she's concerned with.

    For the record my DS only really starting consistently pointing after he turned 1 and she wasn't worried.

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    My DD is 11 months and doesn't point. She claps, waves and high fives though.

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    My DD never 'pointed'. She did the 'up-up' hands for pick ups & reaching for things herself. She's almost three now.


 

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