Sounds normal to me as well, if ur wasn't hitting milestones id be concerned, but sounds like walking, speech and ignoring you "no's" are coming along normally. Having said that, if you are worried it won't hurt to check with the GP , although he is probably too young at this stage to do any assessments.
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19-03-2015 15:03 #11Senior Member
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19-03-2015 16:20 #12Senior Member
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My DD used to walk on her tip toes at first but she stopped doing it after a few months. She also flapped her arms in the high chair constantly. She stopped doing that a few months ago once she started feeding herself more. No ASD.
ETA that she's 2 now.
20-03-2015 08:48 #13
Thanks ladies it's been consuming me daily and it's made my anxiety go through the roof. The hand movement is more of a wrist twist then a flap. This morning he did it on the change table for about 3 secs.
20-03-2015 09:59 #14
20-03-2015 10:52 #15Senior Member
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It's a simple saying. SOME kids with ASD tip toe walk, but NOT all kids who tip toe walk have ASD". He sounds completely normal to me. Both my kids have gone through phases of doing strange movements and behaviours. Its totally normal. Especially the stopping then continuining behaviour! They are cheeky!
20-03-2015 12:06 #16
Thank you everyone for replying. It's so hard not to worry as a first time mum. It's been a really tough year so far for my family and stressing about this is not healthy.
20-03-2015 13:36 #17
My brother tip toed until around 7-he's fine
I still tip toe around the house with my shoes off. I've never looked into why, but I am assuming I'm ok
20-03-2015 19:08 #18Member
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Not pointing by 12 months would be a concern for me.
The MCHAT is a great resource for screening for autism which is used by GPs and worth doing if you are worried.
Read up on joint communication and pay attention to whether your little one is using gestures to communicate.
There is never any harm in having him checked out by your GP or even asking for a referral to a developmental paed if you are worried.
20-03-2015 20:21 #19
He's 12 months in 2 weeks and not pointing!!!! Now I'm really worried. He does clap and imitate me.
20-03-2015 20:31 #20
I wouldn't be worried at all. They all do things at their own pace.
My son pointed quite early but my friend's son didn't point until recently (15-16 months) and they are both just as perfect as each other.
He sounds like he is interacting well with you, clapping and blowing raspberries etc. and babbling is wonderful too.
Re the walking - he will probably grow out of it and you'll forget he ever did it. If you're really concerned, visit your MCHN or doctor. The hand twist movement could be anything, my guess is it most likely is just some new thing he's realised he can do, and he will forget about it and move onto something else soon.
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