My son is 11.5 months old and although he has babbled by saying "bababa" "dadadada" "gagaga" but he doesn't babble. Most of the day he says "ahhhhs" and "ohhhhhs". It's been awhile since I've heard babbles: so he's nowhere near saying his first word. He doesn't really gesture but reaches and shares food by pretending to put food in my mouth. He doesn't wave/point or follow my point but everything I've read says he should be gesturing by now. He smiles when I smile but doesn't copy my facial expressions. He does understand simple words such as "bye, dada, bottle". He consistently responds to his name. I really am worried but I won't see the paediatrician until September. Everything I read just seems to point to autism!