I've been worried about autism since i was pregnant with my LO. I'm just neurotic about it all-- I can't help myself, it's like an obsession.
Does anyone mind if I share some of my concerns? Ok, good
He's 14 months, 13 adjusted (tomorrow.)
I've noticed that he doesn't really look where I point-- he mostly just looks at my finger. He doesn't seem to follow my gaze at all. A lot of the times he'll look if I say "look at the picture or flag." I feel like he knows those words and just looks at the items I say- I don't know if this counts. He does point, however. He points to interesting things and to things he wants me to get him.
He has ZERO stranger anxiety, like none at all. He'll let anyone hold him and it's totally fine. He did it just yesterday at a BBQ. An uncle that he's never seen picks him up and he's peachy keen. Once in a while if a stranger says "hi" in the store he'll sort of nestle his head onto me as if acting shy or bashful.
He really doesn't have any separation anxiety. Only at night. If he wakes up and I'm not there he screams.
He doesn't have any true words. He babbles a Ton and has begun mimicking a lot. He understands lots of what is said to him. He knows two body parts (when I say where is your ear? Belly button? He touches them.) he can follow some simple commands like "get the ball" or "give me that" or "open the window" (on his toy house) he's even begun to dance on command lol. He claps when I sing "if you're happy and you know it" he loves being tickled and held.
He has great eye contact and always has.
He really doesn't "play" too much with his toys. He likes to flip through books, opening and closing them. He likes to bang toys together and puts toys into containers, but really doesn't stack his blocks. He also loves to put things in his mouth.
He's very active and loves to go all around the house exploring.
I hope I'm not forgetting anything here. If youve read all this youre a saint.
So, what are your thoughts here?
Thanks for reading!!!!!