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Does he seem delayed? ι♡яคч 1 child; Coral Springs, FL, United States 4844 posts
28th Feb

The past few months i have been noticing that my son seems delayed but i figured i would give him some time to catch up, maybe he's just a late bloomer but now that he is 10 months I'm getting a bit concerned...

-He just learned to sit up on his own and roll over over the last month.
-He still is not holding his chest up with his arms while he's on his belly
-He's not pulling himself up
-He's not standing
-He's not crawling(has no interest, just rolls everywhere)
-He gags when eating anything with chunks in it or finger foods
-He's not feeding himself, he can't pick up finger food & put it in his mouth


I already made an appointment with his pedi but I just want to know if maybe I'm over-reacting or if anybody else would be concerned like i am?


Also, what are things that can cause him to be delayed? Does autism cause it?

ElleBelle (32 weeks) Due September 22; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 21624 posts
28th Feb

He does sound a little behind. My brother was the same way. Didn't walk or talk until 2. My mom was so concerned but he turned out great! He's a doctor now lol. But anyway, he was diagnosed with a minor case of autism but his biggest issue was his ears. He had ocular motor approxia which threw off his balance and he had constant ear infections. 

Littlej Due July 21; 2 kids; Massachusetts, MA, United States 1046 posts
28th Feb

Autism can cause it or he could just need a push so to speak, maybe a little early intervention to get him where he needs to be.

Lee,Jay&Isaac ♥ Due August 29 (boy); 2 kids; New Jersey 7547 posts
status 28th Feb

He does seem alittle behind. I wouldnt jump to autism right now, but seeing his pediatrician for advice is the best thing you can do for now.

ι♡яคч 1 child; Coral Springs, FL, United States 4844 posts
28th Feb

He was born almost 3 weeks early but I'm not sure if that would cause him to be this behind...

Littlej Due July 21; 2 kids; Massachusetts, MA, United States 1046 posts
28th Feb

Quoting ι♡яคч:
He was born almost 3 weeks early but I'm not sure if that would cause him to be this behind...


Could be anything, but your doing the right thing by acknowledging it and making an appt with the pedi. 

ι♡яคч 1 child; Coral Springs, FL, United States 4844 posts
28th Feb

Quoting Littlej:

Could be anything, but your doing the right thing by acknowledging it and making an appt with the pedi. 


Thanks! I just need to put my mind at ease and make sure he's fine.

RainbowSprinkles Due July 24 (girl); 1 child; United States 2073 posts
28th Feb

One step at a time. :) It could be just that, he is just behind. Try not to stress yourself too much and jump to conclusions. Even if something is going on, handle that one step at a time as well. I know I am not much help, but I really hope all works out for you.

bia. 2 kids; ., ., Portugal 73721 posts
28th Feb

Well, I mean, boys CAN be a little slower than girls, I know my brother was.


*Mommy to four little Mon Due May 28; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Kitchener, Ontario 8590 posts
28th Feb

My youngest son was born three weeks early as well. He is 19 months now but he took forever to do everything. He still doesn't really say much. 
He never crawled. He sat up a bit earlier than your son at maybe 7-8 months but he didn't walk until close to 15 months. His eating habits are horrible. He still gags on food. We think it may be because of a tongue tie no one will do anything for. But he hates chunky textured food. 
I do not think my son has autism. And you shouldn't jump to that conclusion. Keep working with him and see what your pedi has to say. But we just tried to find foods he did like. It finally clicked and he ate things just fine for the most part. Yogurt and applesauce and very very puréed foods. Now he eats French fries and bear paws and stuff 

MommaNoodle 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13115 posts
28th Feb

Quoting ι♡яคч:
The past few months i have been noticing that my son seems delayed but i figured i would give him some time to catch up, maybe he's just a late bloomer but now that he is 10 months I'm getting a bit concerned...

-He just learned to sit up on his own and roll over over the last month.
-He still is not holding his chest up with his arms while he's on his belly
-He's not pulling himself up
-He's not standing
-He's not crawling(has no interest, just rolls everywhere)
-He gags when eating anything with chunks in it or finger foods
-He's not feeding himself, he can't pick up finger food & put it in his mouth


I already made an appointment with his pedi but I just want to know if maybe I'm over-reacting or if anybody else would be concerned like i am?


Also, what are things that can cause him to be delayed? Does autism cause it?



he sounds a little behind, but not too much.  i wouldn't say it's autism right now.  i'm not sure what age they can test for that, but i think for now they'll just watch him.  i know i felt like my son was behind with certain things too, but at the same time, there are things he isn't doing that i know he can do (i.e. he doesn't hold his own bottle, but he can pick it up and can pick up heavier toys; he doesn't feed himself little food pieces, but will eat them if i put them in his mouth for him).  so, idk if it's that or not, but i think making the appointment was a good idea and just take it from there.  good luck!

ι♡яคч 1 child; Coral Springs, FL, United States 4844 posts
28th Feb

Quoting *Mac and Keagan's Momma*:
My youngest son was born three weeks early as well. He is 19 months now but he took forever to do everything. He still doesn't really say much. 
He never crawled. He sat up a bit earlier than your son at maybe 7-8 months but he didn't walk until close to 15 months. His eating habits are horrible. He still gags on food. We think it may be because of a tongue tie no one will do anything for. But he hates chunky textured food. 
I do not think my son has autism. And you shouldn't jump to that conclusion. Keep working with him and see what your pedi has to say. But we just tried to find foods he did like. It finally clicked and he ate things just fine for the most part. Yogurt and applesauce and very very puréed foods. Now he eats French fries and bear paws and stuff 


My son has a tongue tie too that his pedi doesn't seem concerned with, I never thought of that! Thanks for your response. Maybe he is just a little behind from coming early & being in the Nicu for a couple weeks.

Elizasly Wisconsin, WI, United States 6341 posts
28th Feb

He may be a bit behind.  Perhaps some muscle weakness which is delaying motor skills?

Christine Wilson 4 kids; Kentucky 230 posts
28th Feb

Quoting ι♡яคч:
He was born almost 3 weeks early but I'm not sure if that would cause him to be this behind...


3 of my 4 children were born at 37 weeks (3weeks early) and they are just fine and actually ahead of the game so I highly doubt thats a "cause" of him being a little behind...Every kid does things at their own pace...but you are doing the right thing and bringing it up with his pedi.

*Mommy to four little Mon Due May 28; 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Kitchener, Ontario 8590 posts
28th Feb

Quoting Christine Wilson:

3 of my 4 children were born at 37 weeks (3weeks early) and they are just fine and actually ahead of the game so I highly doubt thats a "cause" of him being a little behind...Every kid does things at their own pace...but you are doing the right thing and bringing it up with his pedi.


Sure it can be sometimes. My son was watched and we were told he could be a bit behind because of his early arrival