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rocking and autism ...lll 1 child; Rutland, Vermont 1400 posts
14th Mar '13

dd will be 8 months next week. a little back story... she seems to be meeting all her milestone, jabbers a lot, great eye contact, smiles, loves peek a boo... but iv noticed sometimes when shes sitting in between my legs she will throw her self back against me a few times, after 4 or 5 times she stops and continues playing. well today she started doing it in her high chair. she would lean forward then throw her self (kind of hard) back wards into the seat. she did it this morning then again just now. she did it a few times both this morning and just now. i know its too soon to diagnose autism but is this something i should bring up to pedi or did she just learn to do it so she it?

A is Me 1 child; South Carolina 3782 posts
14th Mar '13

No. If it was autism she would do it repetitively and often. I think she's just figuring out that she can make her body do that. My son did that too.

Krystle ♥ 2 kids; New York 3923 posts
14th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting A is Me:</b>" No. If it was autism she would do it repetitively and often. I think she's just figuring out that she can make her body do that. My son did that too."</blockquote>




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She's fine op just just learning new things

SaucyPoppet Due July 10; 1 child; Colorado Springs, Colorado 1172 posts
14th Mar '13

She's fine just testing gravity and how her body works. If it was autism she wouldn't have all the other things you listed

22Jleigh33 1 child; Louisiana 747 posts
14th Mar '13

Mine does that. It's not autism. If she keeps eye contact with you and shows affection towards you don't worry About it. They like to experiment with different thing. When my LO learns something new she will practice over and over again for a week or two then move on to some thing else. She did the rocking thing about 2 months ago.

CrapBag. 3 kids; Minnesota 7921 posts
14th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs.Whiteman:</b>" Mine does that. It's not autism. If she keeps eye contact with you and shows affection towards you don't ... [snip!] ... practice over and over again for a week or two then move on to some thing else. She did the rocking thing about 2 months ago."</blockquote>




While I agree she is probably fine, I want to say that my son is extremely affectionate and makes eye contact and is on the spectrum. Make sure you know what you are talking about if you give advice on this subject. (Or any, really)

Lady in the Garden Japan 147 posts
15th Mar '13
Quoting CrapBag.:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mrs.Whiteman:</b>" Mine does that. It's not autism. If she keeps ... [snip!] ... and is on the spectrum. Make sure you know what you are talking about if you give advice on this subject. (Or any, really)"


Ditto. The eye contact is fleeting and only when they want to do it.... lol



I read this and I do have a bit of advice for you OP, go with your gut instinct! I knew my child had ASD before anyone else did. Perfectly normally developing baby up until early toddler years. The only thing that was different about my child was he would rock himself starting at 6 months old (and I remember wondering, could this be ASD?), not even all the time! Usually just when music was on and with the tempo. Then I noticed my child rocking himself in his booster seat at the table. So much to the point of bruising his back. But it wasn't until the No waving. No pointing, that I really gave it more serious thought that he could have a delay, one that did turn out to be ASD. Those were big concerns for me and everyone dismissed them since everything else appeared fine. Now it's very clear and obvious to everyone.