Since my daughter has been walking, she has been doing this "flapping" thing with her arms. When she gets excited, she will flap her arms like a bird, open her mouth (and stretch her face) & make a screech type noise. She will do this until she is not excited anymore. It started when she would see Moose and Zee on the tv (they were her favorite toons). Now she's starting to do it for other things. This past week, she did it when the bath water started to drain and she did it when looking at her Backyardigans couch. She is now 19 months old and I really started thinking about Autism. I have googled and googled and googled so much I feel my brain is going to google out of my head. Point blank is that I'm worried to death about her. I talked with a friend of mine who said her warning sign would be that my daughter still "babbles" when talking. She has a vocabulary of 48+ words (that I can list) right now but does babble.Answer Question
Answer by Anonymous at 10:24 PM on Dec. 9, 2009
Stop worrying about it. You wouldn't miss the signs of autism if your child had it. It worries me why you are wondering if there is something wrong with your daughter and you automatically pointed to autism. Does autism run in your family?
Answer by legalmommy101 at 10:24 PM on Dec. 9, 2009
Answer by Mommy2Taylor54 at 10:27 PM on Dec. 9, 2009
Does she respond to you? Does she make eye contact with you? Does she act like she comprehends what you are saying? Following simple instructions? Does she play with you? If you answer yes, then it's not autism.
Answer by legalmommy101 at 10:29 PM on Dec. 9, 2009
Answer by Mommy2Taylor54 at 10:30 PM on Dec. 9, 2009
Answer by Mommy2Taylor54 at 10:32 PM on Dec. 9, 2009
Answer by mogencreative at 10:35 PM on Dec. 9, 2009
Answer by AmiJanell at 10:37 PM on Dec. 9, 2009
I think you should stop worrying about it, seriously. She sounds like a typical 2 yr old. Just remember that not all children fit perfectly into "molds". My son walked at 6 months but didn't talk until 2 1/2 and he has a genius IQ. I really wouldn't worry about it. Like I said, if she had autism her symptoms would be very bothersome not only to you but to her as well.
Answer by legalmommy101 at 10:40 PM on Dec. 9, 2009
Answer by Mommy2Taylor54 at 10:43 PM on Dec. 9, 2009
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