baby babbles

What age does a baby point? My 9 month old follows where I point, but doesn't point at objects. He can clap, babble, and wave. Is this normal?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Pointing


Your baby should start pointing soon. Any time between 9 and 12 months is considered normal
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My child does not imitate sounds or babbles. Should I get a hearing test done?

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Dr. Scott L. Katz
Pediatrics
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Yes


If your child is not developing their verbal skills at the expected age, they should absolutely have their hearing tested. Even though most infants have their hearing tested at birth, these tests are not 100%, and a normal test at birth does not eliminate the possibility of hearing loss.
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Most infants will coo within the first few months and will start babbling by 6-9 months. If your infant is not babbling by 9 months or if you have any concerns that they cannot hear, you should definitely discuss with your pediatrician getting his/her hearing tested. Almost all infants have a hearing test done at the hospital at birth, but hearing loss can develop after that test.
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Maternal-Fetal Medicine
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Yes


Glad this important question was asked. Some parents find it hard to think their baby might have a problem, especially if testing was already done and things seemed OK. Because early intervention by teams is crucial for children with disabilities, the sooner the diagnosis is made the better. I agree with Dr Mandelbaum. If parents suspect a problem, they should schedule an appointment and keep it.
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Yes


the american academy of pediatrics recommends routinely testing hearing at birth and yearly thereafter. If this was not done, in light of current symptoms, you need to get it checked.

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Do's And Don'ts

Use unscented or hypoallergenic products on your baby's skin to avoid rashes.

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Dr. Geoffrey W. Rutledge
Internal Medicine

My son throws tantrums and screams for no reason and sometimes it seems like he doesn't hear us calling his name and babbles that isn't understandable?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral
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Needs an evaluation


Dr. Franklin Trimm at the University of South Alabama in Mobile is an excellent Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician. It's best to get a referral from your pediatrician. Collect his school & medical records. I, too, am curious about whether this behavior persists at school & at home. Ask his teacher if the behavior impacts his learning &/or peer interactions at school.
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My 15 month old is not talking yet. He babbles, laughs, and plays games like peek-a-boo. He sometimes doesn't respond to his name. Should I be concend?

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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
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Delay in development


His language and social skills are behind. How about his gross and fine motor skill? Have him checked by his pediatrician.
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Check the ingredients on your baby wipes. Choose options gentle on your baby's skin.

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My daughter is 10 months old. Her ankles are quite stiff. Shecrawls, babbles and does everything else normally, except that she stands on the tips of her toes. What should I do?

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Toewalking


It is common for kids to toe-walk initially. The toe grasp reflex initially makes this quite normal as they learn to walk but they usually settle & walk flat footed by two.Persistence after 3 is occasionally seen & will eventually result in decreased flexibility of the ankle. Physical therapy may be needed to maintain normal tendon length & improve walking.

Is it normal for my 6-month-old to babble?

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A term baby will usually babble by 5-6mo with repeditive single sounds.They often enjoy face to face interactive vocalizing with their caregivers. Premi's will ofter achieve that function by their adjusted age. (6mo+wks premature)
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Do people normally babble a lot under anesthetics?

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Dr. Marc J. Bloom
Anesthesiology
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Only briefly


Disinhibited speech often happens under very light sedation just prior to, or at the onset of anesthesia. Occasionally it can also happen during emergence from anesthesia. In any case, you are among professionals at the time and all of it is kept confidential. If you are concerned, discuss it with your anesthesiologist ahead of time.

Do people babble and say private secrets under anesthesia?

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Dr. James A. Wolfe
Pain Management
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Sometimes.


Under monitored anesthesia care or conscious sedation, some patients will become fairly chatty. Some do indeed start talking about topics not fit for public discussion. I have some entertaining recollections. It matters very little though as your anesthesiologist will always honor the confidentiality of the doctor-patient relationship. Your secrets are safe.
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Dr. Karen S. Sibert
Anesthesiology
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No reason to worry


If you have full general anesthesia, you are completely asleep and won't talk at all until you wake up. Under mild sedation, people can speak and sometimes say things that sound confused, but they don't have any urge to tell secrets. This idea is a holdover from when sodium pentothal was commonly used, which had the nickname of "truth serum". It is seldom used today; we have better medications.
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Dr. David Edsall
Anesthesiology
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No


sometimes on wakeup they may be incoherrant. Sometimes on falling asleep they may babble for a few seconds. Bu tdurign the anesthesia they are unconscious.
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