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how do you know if your one year old has ADD?

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Asked by superwoman569 at 10:27 PM on Jan. 9, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • I would think that age it would be hard to determine this. I don't personally know anyone that has had a child this age that has medical avdice that the child does suffer from this.

    Answer by ronjwake at 10:29 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • Too early....

    Answer by legalmommy101 at 10:30 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • You don't. All one year olds have the attention span of a fly.

    Answer by SaraP1989 at 10:32 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • you might just 'know' something isn't right as a parent but unless tlhere are very obvious physical signs of loss of development or non development physically, usually things can't be looked at closely until 3 years old. Children are more specifically inattentive and flightly and angry like mad and angry in horrific tantrums all in their ones and twos.

    Your town's school district would be a good place to start - they can give you guidance now that can help you keep your eyes open for the next couple of years til your baby has more of a chance to tolerate sitting for testing. And if he/she can't sit at three with the information and insight as a mom that you've noted, then deicisions can be made.

    I know there's very very early intervention for baby's with physical illnesses and developmental differences early early but testing for add for a one year old - that'd be tough.

    But call your school district evena coupleof them.

    Answer by lfl at 10:35 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • U wont find that out for years to come. Most toddlers are usually bouncing off the wall including mine

    Answer by drs1206 at 10:45 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • omg - they are ONE!!! Leave them alone to be a toddler, its WAAAAAAAAAAAAY too early for all that!!

    Answer by mommymeg03 at 11:05 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • Toddlers can't have add. The average attention span is between 30 and 60 seconds at that age. Don't jump to medical diagnoses just because they are hyper. Instead, adjust their diet. NO sugars... NO juice - water alone and no candy/cookies/cakes/ice cream....

    Answer by RutterMama at 11:06 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • saraP too funny yeah my 1 yr old has an attention span of a fly LOL it's normal OP 1 yr olds are just that way give it time work on it each day sit baby in your lap try to get her/him to sit still to hear a short story and over time you will see they sit longer and longer patience is key w/ toddlers

    Answer by m0ml0v3s2 at 11:55 PM on Jan. 9, 2010

  • They all do it's called being a toddler. :) Don't worry about whether or not he does right now. It is too early to know anyway.

    Answer by Seven07 at 12:00 AM on Jan. 10, 2010

  • No child can be diagnosed with ADD until they are school age......The child is one for christ baby/ toddler has a very good attention span...jesus!

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:01 AM on Jan. 10, 2010

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