My son is 10 1/2 months old and I have some concerns about his milestones. To date, he doesn't point or wave, clap, or respond and act according to a "command" (pet the doggie, gentle, or YAY!). He responds to "no" for the most part, and he knows his name. I have talked to his pedi and she isn't concerned. My thing is though, that she says that babies don't normally CRAWL until 8-9 months, and are barely waving by 12 months. Um, really? I am a mamber of www.whattoexpect.com and they always send out little articles on milestones or anything relative to a childs age. They said that crawling starts at 6-7 months (DS was right on time), cruising 9-10 months (again, right on time), but clapping and waving were around 6-8 months. DS has not even showed remote signs of doing these. Does anyone know of a good website or some kind of resource with ACCURATE milestone checklists?'
I know every kid is different, and that milestones have a time RANGE not a time limit, and thats fine. As long as my son hits these things on time (whether early or late in the "normal" range, it is still normal) I am not worried. But these clapping and waving and pointing milestones? He is late.
I would appreciate the help. I just don't see how babies starting to crawl at 8 months is early. Thanks guys.
Answer by LeanneC at 12:12 AM on Jan. 5, 2011
Answer by ElsaSalsaaa at 12:04 AM on Jan. 5, 2011