His eyes would just have this pensive fixed gaze like he was off somewhere in his precious little head. It scares me so much. Does anyone know about this?
Do all babies do this?
Is there something wrong?
Also ever since he began to speak he would always seem confused about who he was talking to. Like he would be playing with me and say, "look gramma..." or "hey daddo..." He does this quite often. I'm scared for him.
It concerns me that at such a young age he mixes up who he's interacting with.
Is this something i should look into?
Could also be seizures.
Forgetting who he's talking to, don't really know. My aspie son does that, though. So does my as-yet-un-dx'd daughter.
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My NT (neurotypical, aka "not special needs") kids would often get names mixed up, especially things like calling me Bubbie (what they call my mother) after spending time with her, calling me by the teacher's name in the afternoon after school, etc. I even get my kids' names mixed up often! And the "staring off into space" thing could just be that the child was bored with whatever it was you wanted the child to focus on and wanted to look at something else.
You know your child better than anybody else, and you should definitely trust your gut instincts if you think something is wrong. However, from the details you've shared in your first post, I'm not seeing anything to indicate that anything is wrong.
Ruth, single mommy to 3 quasi-adults
But it sounds like you think he's maybe genuinely confused and you're concerned. And mommy concern should always be listened too. We're usually right--sometimes not about the specifics but at least about the need for concern.
Staring off could be absence seizures and is also consistent with autism spectrum and perhaps attention deficit stuff. Could be personality. For my kid it was autism spectrum.
As far as being scared. I understand that. But know that nothing you've mentioned seems overly scary on the "other side" of all this. It's the what could be stuff that is usually worse than the what is.
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As for forgetting names, I do it all the time. I especially tend to mix up the names of my dh, my ds and my brother...all 3 names seem interchangable in my brain for some reason and it gets really amusing when all three are in the same room because I can't ever seem to use the correct name the first time. My mom does this too...she mixes up me and my brother, my brother and my dh, etc. I wonder if it is because I see the person in my head (visual thinker) and "see" the person I mean, and get frustrated that other people can't "see" it too and know who I am talking about.
If your instincts are telling you that something is off, investigate it. Just because something can be typical, doesn't mean that it always is when put together with other puzzle pieces. None of the stuff you described is really all that scary once you know how to manage it.
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