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Should I be concerned that my baby is not babbling at 6 months

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
She may just have: A quiet temperament. She should be able to laugh out loud, blow "raspberries" (" bronx cheer"), fake a cough, & babble strings of consonant-vowel sou... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
No: No, I have never heard of this in my 20 years of caring for children. Thanks for taking such an interest in your child's development and thanks for tr... Read More
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Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry 35 years experience
NOT SURE?!?: Paedophobia is fear of babies. Do not know of the babbling part.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Phobia: I would give it the name phobia nos (not otherwise specified).
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayyara Dawood
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Needs evaluation: I would suggest speech evaluation and hearing testing. If hearing is normal we could work on speech improvement.With speech stimulation and speech th... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Relax: At 3 mo you can expect a few coos and a squeal now and then but babbling is down the road.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Too young to babble: A 10-week old baby is not at the babbling stage yet. Babies at 2-3 months usually make cooing sounds and maybe squealing sounds once in a while. Babbl... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Worrisome : I would want to see & evaluate such a child in the office. The sequence of events in normal development are a continuum that seems to have stopped... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
Adolescent Medicine 36 years experience
Normal: Babies usually point with their index at 12-15 months. Your baby is doing what a 9 month old should.
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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
No: Why don't you download the Denver Developmental Screening Test and discuss things with your child's doc.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
No: Most babies at 11 months are not saying many identifiable words. The receptive language should precede the expressive speech. For example, your baby s... Read More

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