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Old Dec 31st, 2010, 16:39 PM   1
Tsia
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What age for clapping, waving etc?


Well I am just looking for re-assurance that Mylo isnt the only one.

He is 17 months nearly yet he doesnt say one word, clap hands, wave, point or anything.. just run around like a mad toddler and coo at stuff baby babble and thats it! sometimes hes just mute.
He always has a thinking face on.. like hes taking it all in.. plotting to take over the world face! lol

But at his age should I be worried he isnt doing more??
He was a very early crawler and walker.. now running!! literally!
but wont do anything else developmental wise.

I am always waving bye hello, clapping hands.. but he has NEVER done it on his own. He hasnt a clue!



 
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Old Dec 31st, 2010, 17:08 PM   2
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Holly clapped at 10 mths and started to wave byebye around the same time.

But I've been told boys can do things later than girls, and at 17mths I wouldnt worry too much hun x



 
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Old Dec 31st, 2010, 17:12 PM   3
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my lo clapped from six months and waves bye at 9 months

i wouldnt worry yet have you spoke to your hv as mine made a big thing at 8 month check about clapping a waving and wanted to see him do it to tick it of in her book

i wouldnt worry to much till over two as you say hes very active and prob to intrested in everything else to be bothered with clapping x



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Old Dec 31st, 2010, 17:14 PM   4
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i'll ask HV on tuesday see what they say.. but I have been worrying and now gotta wait til tuesday.. thought between now and then I could get some re-assurance on here to tide me over. x lol



 
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Old Dec 31st, 2010, 17:17 PM   5
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Omar was waving bye at 8 months & clapping at around 10.5 months. But he crawled at 9 months & started to take few steps close to his birthday.



 
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Old Dec 31st, 2010, 17:21 PM   6
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Callum has been clapping his hands since he was 8 months and waving since he was around 10.5 months

Dont worry about it though they all do things in ther own time



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Old Dec 31st, 2010, 18:21 PM   7
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Ben doesn't wave or clap yet. I clap his hands together and he loves it bit he doesn't do it alone. He's been walking since 10.5 months tho and started running today! Let's us know what your HV says, I'd be interested to know.



 
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Old Dec 31st, 2010, 18:25 PM   8
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I know Aisling clapped very very rarely from about 13 months and waved randomly at about the same time but honestly I don't think they were really waves, just general arm movements She's really been clapping and waving properly for the last couple of months and she's nearly 21 months now. I think far too much emphasis is placed on particular physical movements - we're not people who clap and wave very much, she was capable of doing it but just didn't seem to feel the need. She was and is also a big plotter, you can see her sitting there figuring out a plan and then executing it, leaving other babies confused - mainly related to stealing their food!

Aisling was 'late' in many of her milestones from about a year, didn't walk until 17.5 months and is only in the last few weeks coming out with loads of words but she's absolutely fine

Here's an article I love (not specifically related to 4 year olds!) What should a 4 year old do?



 
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Old Dec 31st, 2010, 18:45 PM   9
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I know Aisling clapped very very rarely from about 13 months and waved randomly at about the same time but honestly I don't think they were really waves, just general arm movements She's really been clapping and waving properly for the last couple of months and she's nearly 21 months now. I think far too much emphasis is placed on particular physical movements - we're not people who clap and wave very much, she was capable of doing it but just didn't seem to feel the need. She was and is also a big plotter, you can see her sitting there figuring out a plan and then executing it, leaving other babies confused - mainly related to stealing their food!

Aisling was 'late' in many of her milestones from about a year, didn't walk until 17.5 months and is only in the last few weeks coming out with loads of words but she's absolutely fine

Here's an article I love (not specifically related to 4 year olds!) What should a 4 year old do?
I LOVE that article.

Tsia, go to the HV to put your mind at rest, but he sounds fine. They all do things at different times and aren't all programmed to do them when the books say they should.



 
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Old Dec 31st, 2010, 18:59 PM   10
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Adam didn't clap his hands ever till he was 14 and a half months old. I was starting to get concerned because my mother was certain my nephew and niece were both doing it at 8-9 months. We encouraged him loads - with no response whatsoever. Then one day he did it and that's it, he claps a lot now. He *has* waved, but very very rarely, it's not something I can get him to do, whereas if we clap now, or if we wave our hands above our heads and say "HOORAY!", he copies pretty much straightaway. He occasionally indicates with a sweep of his arm what he wants, especially if I give him a choice of food, like if I hold a pear in one hand and a satsuma in the other and ask which he'd like. As for speaking - he tries but not much is in recognisable English! The reason I don't worry is that he clearly understands a huge amount of what we say, so I know he isn't deaf or stupid. He'll rack up the "milestones" sooner or later, it doesn't matter if it is later than most, and I am sure Mylo will do the same.

I also love that article, thanks Lu.



 
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