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do you think that he is developming normally?

I have 10 1/2 months old twins (adjust age 9 months old)and my concern is about my little boy.I set an appoint with his pedi for next tuesday but i would love to have your opinions bc i am driving crazy about the differences between them.He has really good motor skills, he crawls, stand up ,he bables like te-te-te, ata and caca nothing like papa-dada or baba.He answers his name only sometimes ( 3 or 4 times of 10 that you call him), he smiles you back, he laughs when i play peek-a-boo to him, he makes eye contact only when he wants or when something that you do call his attention, he likes to play whit my oldest son, he follows him.When my oldest son is watching TV, he loves to watch too any baby cartoon and if you call him he ignores you, never answers his name.....he follows mi finger when i point something but i am concerned about autism, do you think that he has any red flag? i am close to the MMR shot and paranoic.Thanks

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:49 PM on Jun. 25, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Doesn't sound autistic from your description.
    toriandgrace

    Answer by toriandgrace at 6:56 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • sounds like a normal little baby.
    2cuteboysrmine

    Answer by 2cuteboysrmine at 7:02 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • sounds like he's just stubborn. lol My son is only 7 months but knows his name.... but if he's involved with something he will not look at you no matter how many times you call his name. lol
    Zacherysmommy08

    Answer by Zacherysmommy08 at 7:10 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • He sounds fine.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 7:21 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • I think I might only check out his hearing... just to be sure it's okay since you have to call him often maybe he's not always hearing
    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 7:30 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • I share your fears...about the whole autism/vaccination stuff.... I talked to a few different drs, however, and, first of all, they all believed there's not a connection to vaccinations. Second, I have researched it and also have been told by numerous people, (drs included) that if a child is autistic, they typically don't even exhibit any signs until at least 15 months or more....
    mommy2bbear

    Answer by mommy2bbear at 7:36 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • I'm saying this because a lot of people don't realize--you don't have to do the MMR now. You can put it off until kindergarten; or not vax at all (I'd pm you but I don't know who you are :o).

    Here are some questions to answer for yourself:

    1. Name of the disease
    2. Description of the disease
    3. Length of time from initial infection to end of all symptoms
    4. Infectious period
    5. Normal symptoms of the disease
    6. Known serious consequences of the disease
    7. Proportion of persons infected developing serious consequences
    8. Transmission route of the disease
    9. Prevalence of the disease
    10. Treatments of the disease and efficacy of those treatments
    11. Relevant research about the disease
    12. Name of the vaccine
    13. Company that makes the vaccine
    14. Contents of the vaccine
    14A. The significance of whether or not the vaccine is live
    15. History of development of the vaccine
    happytexasCM

    Answer by happytexasCM at 8:27 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • 17. Possible side-effects not yet acknowledged by the vaccine maker
    18. Relevant research into the vaccine
    19. How effective is the vaccine at preventing the disease?
    20.What is the vaccine meant to do? (Many vaccines are not meant to prevent infection or transmission).
    21.Number of cases reported each year.
    22.Number of deaths reported each year from the vaccine and natural disease.

    Vaccines-The Risks, the Benefits, the Choices DVD, By Sherri J. TENPENNY
    YouTube: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7018835240451107552
    http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/mmwr_wk.html (download the current issue)
    http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/pink-chapters.htm
    http://vaers.hhs.gov/pdf/PackageInserts.pdf
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6351515212287981735&hl=en
    http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/G/cases
    http://insidevaccines.com/wordpress/
    happytexasCM

    Answer by happytexasCM at 8:29 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • In answer to your original question, I think he is developing normally and I don't think there is a problem with his hearing. He behaves just like my son at that age.
    happytexasCM

    Answer by happytexasCM at 8:32 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

  • The MMR has nothing to do with Autism.

    He sounds like a normal 9 month old baby. And you will adjust his age for development until he is 2 (according to Early Intervention).

    You have twins, but they are two individuals. They are not a matched set.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:35 PM on Jun. 25, 2009

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