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When should I expect my baby to start imitating sounds?

When should I expect my baby to start imitating sounds?

Between 4-7 months: By the seventh month your baby will likely imitate sounds. Language in babies starts when they are newborns and are crying- there only form of expression at that point. They then move to cooing and ahhing, then babbling and imitating. Talk lots with your baby to help them develop their language. ...Read more

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M south Indian.Does sounds like woo,waa, brrr produced and imitated by my 5 month old sister's baby is a sign she is gonna talk soon?

M south Indian.Does sounds like woo,waa, brrr produced and imitated by my 5 month old sister's baby is a sign she is gonna talk soon?

Communication : At 4 months, typically-developing babies goo & coo reciprocally, as you describe. At 6 months they produce a string of syllables: da-da-da-da, ma-ma-ma-ma. At 9 months those become a non-specific ma-ma & da-da, with 3 words at a year, a specific ma-ma, da-da & ba-ba. At 6 months, learned behavior begins; babies lift up their arms to be picked up. Read, play & talk to her See healthy children.org. ...Read more

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My child does not imitate sounds or babbles. Should I get a hearing test done?

My child does not imitate sounds or babbles. Should I get a hearing test done?

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. ...Read more

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3year old son doesn't speak, but imitates animal sounds. No other developmental delays. Hearing tested and not autistic.Had therapy since 18mo.Causes?

3year old son doesn't speak, but imitates animal sounds. No other developmental delays. Hearing tested and not autistic.Had therapy since 18mo.Causes?

The Clinical Evalua-: tion of Language Fundamentals tests receptive & expressive language, speech sound production & verbal/ nonverbal social/pragmatic communication. . Call your school district's Child Find Team for eligibility for Early Childhood Special Education. Also, seek evaluation by a Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrician to search for genetic & other medical causes of his neurodevelopmental disorder. ...Read more

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My infant is making oooh and aaah sounds. Does this mean that she is trying to speak?

My infant is making oooh and aaah sounds. Does this mean that she is trying to speak?

Yes: This is your baby's way of communicating and usually occurs around 1-2 months of age. Your baby may also communicate by smiling, laughing or crying. ...Read more

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I would like to know wen do new born babies start reacting to sounds?

I would like to know wen do new born babies start reacting to sounds?

Immediately: Studies show a preference for mothers voice by age 3 hours and dads by the end of the day. These are often a subtle like the flicker of an eyelid. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a babies to breath faster and with a sound when feeding? Can air conditioner cause problem to their breathing?

Is it normal for a babies to breath faster and with a sound when feeding? Can air conditioner cause problem to their breathing?

Babies: Breath faster in general but rarely over 80 breaths a minute. Some babies are noisy feeders. It depends on the type of noise and their exam that makes it normal or abnormal. Make sure he/she is able to breath through the nose. An air conditioner should not cause breathing problems more so with feeding. All the best and if in doubt have it checked. ...Read more

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I have a month old infant n he sounds stuffy but has no fever? Should i take him to the doctor

I have a month old infant n he sounds stuffy but has no fever? Should i take him to the doctor

Stuffy nose: If there is no fever, he's eating ok, and breathing fine then no need to take him in. You can also use a few saline drops and bulb suction to help with the stuffiness. ...Read more

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I'm 7 weeks pregnant my first ultra sound is this Monday can I possibly hear the babies heart beat? And if not when's the soonest I can hear it??

I'm 7 weeks pregnant my first ultra sound is this Monday can I possibly hear the babies heart beat? And if not when's the soonest I can hear it??

Heartbeat: The baby's heart starts beating at the 6 week point, and it may be visible on ultrasound somewhere between 6-8 weeks. It can be heard on doppler somewhere between 10-12 weeks. ...Read more

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I am 9 weeks pregnant. My doctor said that they found fluid behind the babies neck at ultrasound. She said its normal but could be Down's syndrome. I just wanted to get a second opinion. I have an Appointment with high risk to get another ultra sound at 1

I am 9 weeks pregnant. My doctor said that they found fluid behind the babies neck at ultrasound. She said its normal but could be Down's syndrome. I just wanted to get a second opinion. I have an Appointment with high risk to get another ultra sound at 1

US is obsolete test: Your risk assessment is obsolete. High-risk targeted ultrasounds miss many. Demand the test of "free fetal DNA" in maternal blood. Your PCP can order from 4 labs. One is the Harmony test from Ariosa (1-855-9-ARIOSA (855-927-4672)--in over 15,000 pregnancies they detected 100% of fetuses affected with Down syndrome. The chance of a false positive is less than 1 in 1000. Results in 4 to 8 days. ...Read more

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My baby is 3months and doesn't coo or make sounds. Normal?

My baby is 3months and doesn't coo or make sounds. Normal?

Baby milestones: If your baby was born 4-8weeks early, it is normal. However, if if born at term, it causes concern that s/he doesn't coo. Smile or make noise. Please discuss with your pediatrician. ...Read more