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

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

No: I wouldn't necesarially be concerned at this age if he or she was cooing at 4 mo.

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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How come some babies giggle more than others? My baby is 6 months and is always smiling and babbling but giggling. Not so much. Is this normal?

How come some babies giggle more than others? My baby is 6 months and is always smiling and babbling but giggling. Not so much. Is this normal?

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 sounds. Look for reciprocal social communication (mimicking your sounds while you're looking at each other), raising her arms to be picked up, the ability to learn behaviors, & stranger anxiety. See the healthy child section at aap. Org. Or firstsigns. Org. ...Read more

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Is there babbling in sign language as babies are developing language skills?

Is there babbling in sign language as babies are developing language skills?

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 trusting in Healthtap! ...Read more

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If a baby starts cooing/babbling around a year & then makes consonant sounds around 18 months, when should they say an actual word?

If a baby starts cooing/babbling around a year & then makes consonant sounds around 18 months, when should they say an actual word?

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 therapy there can be a more rapid improvement in speech. So when a child does not follow a regular normal pattern, a lot depends on the diagnostic and corrective measures applied, These measures determine how much and how fast improvement is seen ...Read more

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What qualifies as babbling for a 10 wk old baby?

What qualifies as babbling for a 10 wk old baby?

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. Babbling is the 2-3 syllable sounds babies make before they start saying "dada" or "baba". Babbling might start at 6-9 months. ...Read more

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Should I worry that my 11-month-old is only babbling?

Should I worry that my 11-month-old is only babbling?

No: Babbling is a normal part of expressive language development. Understandable words occur over a wide range of ages as babies develop differently. This may happen as early as 8-9 months of age or normally as alte as 18-20 months of age. ...Read more

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My son is 15 months and is still only babbling. Also he can only stand on his own for a second. Should I be worried about any of this?

My son is 15 months and is still only babbling. Also he can only stand on his own for a second. Should I be worried about any of this?

See your doctor: At 15 months, both only babbling (does he say mama and dada?) and standing for a few seconds is on the later end of normal. If he's continuously advancing, he may be meeting his milestones on his own time, but there are so many benefits to catching delays early that it's worth it to see your doctor for a professional evaluation. Best of luck and good job being a conscientious mama! ...Read more

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My 16 month son still doesn't say a proper word. He does babbling & also understand many words in his book like shapes/ animal etc. Is it nornal?

My 16 month son still doesn't say a proper word. He does babbling & also understand many words in his book like shapes/ animal etc. Is it nornal?

It sounds like an: Isolated Developmental Expressive Language Disorder, but it still warrants diagnosis & treatment. Call your regional California Early Intervention Program, San Andreas Center, (408) 374-9960, for assessment to see if he qualifies for free speech/language therapy. "It Takes Two To Talk", on Amazon, is a good book. Firstsigns. Org has developmental screens. Early Intervention is effective & safe. ...Read more

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If my two-month old is not interacting with me or babbling, could she be autistic?

If my two-month old is not interacting with me or babbling, could she be autistic?

Maybe but....: Certainly possible. But make sure her hearing is normal. Also this could be a normal varient. Consult with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What part of the brain is active while babbling?

What part of the brain is active while babbling?

Caffeine: Babbling probably involves all parts of the brain. If you are babbling try cutting down on caffeine. Caffeine is added to many soft drinks, energy drinks, etc. It gives you a feeling of extra energy but also makes concentration difficult so you end up talking too much. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My nephew is 14 months old. He is attentive but can not speak words but otherwise makes babbling sounds. Doctor said go for autism test. Little depres?

Mgt: The autism screening questionnaire by the American Academy of Pediatrics can be used initially. I would also suggest a hearing test. Sometimes children who do not hear well have delayed verbal skills.
In the meantime, spending time reading to your nephew and reviewing words in an interactive way can improve speech. ...Read more

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Are these panic attacks? Running, screaming, babbling. No control of body. No memory of actions. Mind and heart racing. Thots that I am not real.

Are these panic attacks? Running, screaming, babbling. No control of body. No memory of actions. Mind and heart racing. Thots that I am not real.

No: That would be a dissociative reaction due to the amnesia. A form of temporal lobe epilepsy should also be ruled out because of the babbling response. You need a full neurological workup and a dissociative disorders workup by specialist in dissociative dis. In hudson, they are:physician name specialty
raghu v devabhaktuni md psychiatrist
scot d machlus phd psychologist
sheila deck spires phd psycho. ...Read more

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My 11 month old is walking, babbling, and smiling/making eye contact. My only concern is that he doesn't do hand gestures. Is this an autism concern?

My 11 month old is walking, babbling, and smiling/making eye contact. My only concern is that he doesn't do hand gestures. Is this an autism concern?

Not at all: In fact, the babbling is far more important, and many children develop pointing and gesturing skills closer to 13-15 mos of age. ...Read more

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

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

Yes: 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). ...Read more

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Do people normally babble a lot under anesthetics?

Do people normally babble a lot under anesthetics?

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. ...Read more

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Apparently I open my eyes at night and babble to people who are in the room? How bad is that?

Apparently I open my eyes at night and babble to people who are in the room? How bad is that?

Not rare / worrisome: This is called sleep talking and generally occurs in a deep sleep state, early into that nap or sleep. It is considered by some a sign of a sleep deficit. If the issue bothers you try to schedule at least an extra half hour/night for sleep and you would be less likely to do it. ...Read more

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My 19 month old grandson used to babble, now he just grunts and makes an ehhh sound. He understands everything, points knows letters & numbers.?

My 19 month old grandson used to babble, now he just grunts and makes an ehhh sound. He understands everything, points knows letters & numbers.?

Change in infant sou: You can observe for few days and if you feel he is not doing what he was doing before, have him be examined by your pediatrician, and see if there is a problem. ...Read more

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Do people babble and say private secrets under anesthesia?

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. ...Read more

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Why do I open my eyes at night and babble/talk to people who are in the room?

Why do I open my eyes at night and babble/talk to people who are in the room?

Sleep disorder.: Your symptoms are more indicative of a sleep disorder akin to what is commonly referred to as "sleep walking" only you are not "walking." I would suggest that you see a sleep disorder specialist and have a sleep study performed to see during what time of the evening and what portion of your sleep cycle that this occurs. He can then make recommendations as to possible treatment. ...Read more

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9 month boy doesn't babble consonants, only vowels and gurling sounds like "aga " should I worry of speech delay or autism? All other dev are fine

9 month boy doesn't babble consonants, only vowels and gurling sounds like "aga " should I worry of speech delay or autism? All other dev are fine

Isolated speech: If this is the only issue, you have time to monitor and enhance this delay in speech/language. Work with your pediatrician. Likely you are seeing: he understands that objects continue to exist, even when they are not seen; responds to simple commands; responds to name; understands the meaning of no; imitates speech sounds; plays pat-a-cake or peek-a-boo; waves bye. Stimulate vocab by "see ; say". ...Read more

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Besides a hearing problem, what would be a reason for a 7mo not to coo or babble? She passed the newborn screening & turns to noises but is not vocal.

Besides a hearing problem, what would be a reason for a 7mo not to coo or babble? She passed the newborn screening & turns to noises but is not vocal.

Don't ignore hearing: The newborn hearing exam is one point in time & provides us with needed initial information on hearing issues that are present from birth. However, there are some conditions that can lead to gradual loss after a few months, even if things were fine at the start. I'd get the hearing re-tested as part of a good evaluation with your dr. Baby should be doing reciprocal oos & ahhs & more as you play. ...Read more

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What's it mean if child having a specific language impairment (sli)?

What's it mean if child having a specific language impairment (sli)?

Specific language: Impairment is a delay in mastering language in a child with no hearing loss or neurodevelopmental disorder. SLI includes deficits in vocabulary, syntax, grammar, phonological awareness & conversational skills, but not articulation. There is often a family history of SLI. The risk of dyslexia is 40-70%. Early, intensive language therapy & a language-enriched home environment help minimize impact. ...Read more

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What is a receptive and expressive language impairment, my child is 6 and told she has this and learning disibility and mild anxiety, thanks?

What is a receptive and expressive language impairment, my child is 6 and told she has this and learning disibility and mild anxiety, thanks?

Receptive language: Has tto do w/the ability to process/understand what is being said to your daughter. Expressive language has to do w/her ability to make herself known/understood w/language. Learning specialists, perhaps found through your school district or doc, can help. All of the above can make her anxious, which interferes w/communication. Lots of reasons to hope. Peace and good health. ...Read more