DS is about 13 months now, and I am finding it increasingly difficult not to get caught up in worrying about where he is developmentally. Other moms I know who've had babies around the same age will post pics or videos of what their babies are doing, or talk about it, and I constantly am thinking, "My baby doesn't do that! And he's older! Is he okay? What's wrong??"
I never worried about this stuff when he was really little, but now that he's a little older I"m letting it drive me nuts. His doctor gives him a perfect bill of health, and his daycare teachers say he's doing great. But I still can't get over this.
Just a few examples-
A baby 1.5 months younger than him can say all kinds of words, like "kitty, mama, dada, mik (milk)." She will also point to things when her parents say certain words. Like, "where's the clock?" and she points to it.
Another baby, my son's age, walked at 10 months. My son can't walk yet, he can only cruise on furniture. This baby also makes vroom vroom noises when he plays with his cars and trucks, and of course, DS doesn't do that.
I guess I just worry the most about his verbal and cognitive development. He babbles and makes all kinds of little sounds but he can't say words consistently. He's said mama and dada but he doesn't say them consistently. I haven't heard "mama" in months.
I know I'm probably being ridiculous, but I just worry. I think my guilt about having him in daycare half the day also plays into this. Like, if I was home maybe he'd be, I don't know, more ahead of the curve or something?
Do any of you out there deal with this? How do you reassure yourself?