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DS is hardly making any noise. He cries and smiles a lot sighs loudly and sticks out his tongue when I am talking to him and sneezes. He makes a few tiny babbles in the whole day. Shouldn't he be "talking" more? I mean babbling or communicating in some way vocally? I am guilty of watching videos of other babies born at the same time and they are "talking" up a storm.<br><br>
My older DS has Autism, so I am especially concerned.<br><br>
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Raquel
 

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My dd wasn't very talkative as a little baby. She never did the nonsense babble really at all. She talks plenty now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> And is making up for skipping the nonsense stage in infancy... she loves to talk gibberish now.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
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My oldest never did much talking at all as a baby. He did have some delays but caught up by the time he was 3.5 years or so and now is a perfectly normal 5 year old. My dd has always been a talker, I can't get her to stop if I want to, sometimes she even talks in her sleep. The baby is already a talker at 9 weeks, looks like she is following in big sisters footsteps. I don't think it is really an indication of future problems with a baby so small, some are just quiet. I have a BS in speech pathology BTW <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My baby turned 12 weeks on Friday & coos & such, but nothing really that much overall. Lots of smiles & eye contact, but just a little bit at a time. I don't think I would worry at this point<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br><br>
I have my BS is speech therapy also & a master's in special ed...work with preschoolers with special needs, but my classroom is mainly children with autism<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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my daughter rarely babbled, didn't have lots of words early on (my pediatrician was talking EI) but when she started talking it was in 5-7 word sentences.
 

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My 14 week old only makes a gutteral "ggggg" sound. Every now and then he says " GOO!" My DD was babbling much more by now. There is a wide range in early speech. Try not to worry mama <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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DD wasn't much of a talker at 12 wks, just a few sounds here and there, but her speech has developed normally. She's now quite the talker at almost 2, can say difficult words too. DS is now 12 weeks and "talks" a lot more than DD ever did at this age. He can babble a LOT when he's just lounging or looking around and laughs out loud or smiles without us doing it first to him. DD hardly ever did that. I find the difference in this between my two kids quite big. I don't think you have to worry, though. Every child is different.
 

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My ds is 8 months and he doesn't babble. He "talks" in the form of vowel sounds but not a ton. He wasn't vocal at all at 12 weeks though and has only been vocal the last couple months.
 

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Oh, I bet it's hard not to worry with your older son's dx. My boys were so different. Henry didn't make a sound until he was 12 weeks old, and all he did for a long while was make tiny coos. Benton, OTOH, started shrieking and "ah ah ah"ing at about 10 weeks, and has gotten nothing but more and more verbal. I'm glad it wasn't reversed, or I would have definitely been worried with a big talker then a quiet one. Rest assured, Henry is anything but quiet now! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blahblah.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blah blah"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 
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