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How often babies has to lookat you when you call them by name

Hello..I have a 5 months old baby and i call him by his name, sometimes he looks at me right away in the first call, but other times i have to call him 3 or 5 times for get his attention and make him look at that normal? or they have to answer his name the first time i call him? thanks

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:20 PM on Feb. 24, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • IMO,,,,Your over reacting..Getting a little paranoid.IMO.If your worried about his hearing, you should talk to his doctor about it.IMO


    Answer by louise2 at 2:25 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • 5 months is a little young for such expectations. my son is 7 1/2 and has just started to consistantly look every time i say his name.

    Answer by jcsmummy at 2:31 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • I think that everything is fine. Sometimes they are busy and don't hear you and sometimes he is probably just ignoring you. I think it is normal for them not to answer you the first time everytime.

    Answer by MelissaLea84 at 2:33 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • Kaylee is 9 months and doesn't look every time that I call her name. Sometimes she is purposefully ignoring me cause she is playing, or she knows I am gonna tell her "no" so she ignores me.

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 2:56 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

  • Perfectly normal!
    they know thier names early on...but get busy (thier minds can only focus on so much at a time)
    give it time!!! and take soem time to enjoy when he does turn around. :)

    Answer by JaiceeRose at 3:00 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

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