I am writing this with concern about my 15 month old daughter. Since birth she has not been a very cuddly baby. She never liked to be rocked and preferred to be held outward. Since about 7 months we have been concerned about her eye contact. She never looks my husband or I in the eye when we are holding her. For awhile, she began meeting our eyes more often during play, but has since started looking away quite often. In addition, she looks down a lot. An example is when I come to get her in the morning.
Recently, she has stopped playing with toys. Her day consists of looking at books, playing with the dogs, and walking around the house. She doesn't get into much trouble. If I try to play with her in the evenings or on the weekends, she walks away from me. She prefers to be by herself. She also doesn't show much emotion. When I come home, she sometimes doesn't smile and she barely laughs if ever.
Overall she says about 10-15 words. At times, she babbles, but mostly she is quiet. She loves looking at her objects book and does try to say the words as I tell them to her.
Amazingly, the other week she led my in-laws to the park where my husband and I take her, but they had never been there before.
Am I overreacting about this or should I pursue help? If you have made it this far, thank you!