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Babies with add?

I have a 6mo who can not pay attention wile nursing. Every time she eats if she hears the smallest noise she has to turn around a and see whats going on and its sometimes hard to get her back on task. I know babies have a very short attention span but is it possible that she could already be showing signs of add?


Asked by AmberNicoley at 11:31 PM on Jul. 10, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • NO!! Hehehe. WOw, I can see you are a big time worrier!
    IF your baby is ever going to show signs, it will show up in school.
    babies do that all the time...they are curious and they look around.
    That seems to be "the latest thing"...a diagnosis of ADD. I think it is over diagnosed and most kids are just undisciplined ,not ADD.

    Answer by minnesotanice at 12:31 AM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • That is totally normal behavior for a 6 month old. I have literally had my babies stand on their head to nurse because they were so busy paying attention to something else.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:36 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • A 6 month-old should have a short attention span and get distracted by little things while nursing. This should start around 4 months when their vision gets so they can see across a room. You can try nursing with white noise in the background so that other noises don't stand out so much. All babies should act like they have an ADD diagnosis. They settle down at around 3 - 6 years old.

    Answer by JSD24 at 11:44 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • No.

    Answer by laird6372 at 11:35 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • Completely normal for her age.

    Answer by MrsMWF at 11:36 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • They can't even accurately assess ADD until school age.

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 11:36 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • Definitely not. ADD or ADHD are not diagnosed usually until at least four or when the child starts school.

    Answer by MommyofTwo331 at 1:06 AM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • Thanks everyone and yes Im a huge worrier and this is baby # 4 image how bad I was with #1

    Comment by AmberNicoley (original poster) at 2:00 AM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • No, They like to look around and be alert...Totally normal.

    Answer by Proudnewmommy11 at 3:14 AM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • She is just a baby. No one can know that young.

    Answer by horsesteelers at 3:33 AM on Jul. 11, 2011