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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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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...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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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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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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Is it normal for a 10 week old infant who is exclusively breastfed to not have had a bowel movement in two days?

Is it normal for a 10 week old infant who is exclusively breastfed to not have had a bowel movement in two days?

Yes: Many exclusively breast fed infants poop as often as 10-12 times a day in the beginning but by two months can stool as little as once a week. When they go they will fill several diapers...Your child is wonderfully normal. ...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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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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