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How can i tell if my 4 month old baby has adhd

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BabyMomz201

Asked by BabyMomz201 at 6:01 PM on Jul. 1, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • At four months? You can't. Why are you worried about that at this point? Just enjoy your baby and her fleeting infancy. You will have plenty of time to deal with issues when and if they actually manifest. Now is the time to just Love her, let her absorb the world around her, and focus on meeting her actual needs. :-)
    DivaMomCC

    Answer by DivaMomCC at 6:07 PM on Jul. 1, 2008

  • I don't think it can be diagnosed that early
    kjpj-lovecats

    Answer by kjpj-lovecats at 6:07 PM on Jul. 1, 2008

  • You can't infants don't have the ability to concentrate for extended periods of time. All children develop at different rates so thinking a 4 month old is behind or developmentally disabled is seriously jumping the gun.
    nysa00

    Answer by nysa00 at 6:14 PM on Jul. 1, 2008

  • You can't. This can not be accurately diagnosed until 4 or 5 and some say that is too early.

    Infants have the attention span of a gnat. Toddlers are little better. They are bundles of energy that ping from one activity to another for little to no reason we can see. That's why preschools change activities often, spending no more than 20 minutes in "circle time" for example.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 6:19 PM on Jul. 1, 2008

  • You can't at 4 months.
    sapient

    Answer by sapient at 6:41 PM on Jul. 1, 2008

  • Your baby is suppose to only have a 3 second attention span, its completely normal. Don't worry so much, trust your gut.
    ChasesMommy0115

    Answer by ChasesMommy0115 at 8:33 PM on Jul. 1, 2008

  • Lol this is hilarious! You'll have to wait until he is in school, sorry.
    ellaura

    Answer by ellaura at 11:36 PM on Jul. 1, 2008

  • He's too young...you can't diagnose ADHD until they hit grade school...
    AbbysMom059

    Answer by AbbysMom059 at 9:04 AM on Jul. 2, 2008

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