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I am a little depressed-mom with autism experience please help!!!!!!!!!!

Hello, i have twins, they are 6 1/2 months old....the girl is in track with eye contact, answering her name and more, but the boy is only answering his name a few times, making eye contact sometimes, he makes good eye contact when he is laid down....he makes some coo, he laughs when his brother play with him, he plays with his toes but i am concerned about his eye contact ( as soon he is hold and you call him or you tried some attention from him he ignores you) and also i am concerned with the way he answers his name sometimes...could it be autism? They were borm preemie,(they adjustment age is 5 months and 1 week)...please help me with some information if that could be normal? thank you

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:32 PM on Feb. 25, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • every baby develops different. Just because he is a little slower at responding you do not need to assume he is autistic. Just give it sometime and be patient.

    have you had his hearing checked? Maybe he is having troube hearing. Talk to his doctor and see what they have to say.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:45 PM on Feb. 25, 2009

  • There are normal differences between every child, and especially between boys and girls. Try not to compare the two to each other, unless there is a SIGNIFICANT difference. Even then, ask your doc before assuming autism.

    Answer by Tylersm0m at 7:47 PM on Feb. 25, 2009

  • Sounds normal to me. I have younger twin brothers and they were the same way...born at 35 weeks and one very small with CMV. He stayed in the hospital for weeks after my mom came home with the other twin. He developed a little slower....walked 4 months later than the other one but he's 14 now and is perfectly fine!! Try not to jump to conclusions. Talk to your pedi if you are worried. Good luck, keep faith!

    Answer by AidensMommy608 at 8:21 PM on Feb. 25, 2009

  • Boys and girls are a totally different ball game. The cooing makes it not sound like autism. Will he look at you at all? Autistic children avoid direct eye contact at all. They use their peripheral vision mostly. It is too young to tell yet anyway.

    Answer by Lovemybabies885 at 9:40 PM on Feb. 25, 2009

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