I just came back from the pediatrician for DS's one year check up and I feel like I failed some kind of test.
The nurse kept asking whether DS is doing all of these developmental things and I kept answering no:
- Does he walk yet? - No, but he furniture surfs
- Does he talk yet? - No, he just babbles
- Does he at least say "Dada" or "Mama" - No, but he burped once and it sounded like "furniture"
- Is he starting to dress himself?- No, but he is an expert at taking off his shoes
- Does he clap? - No
- Does he wave? - No
I am not too worried about the fact that he is not talking yet (should I be?), since I figure he is focusing on walking at the moment, so his verbal development is taking a back seat. Plus, I know that we are doing everything we can to encourage him to talk (read to him, sing to him, etc.).
What DOES worry me, though, is that he has shown no signs of imitating us in any way (except if we smile at him, he smiles back), but he doesn't clap, he doesn't wave, he doesn't make kissing noises, etc. The pediatrician told me that this may not mean anything yet, but if he still doesn't wave or clap at his 18-month check-up, she may refer him for help. What does this mean?? Anybody out there with a similar experience?