Jump to content

Does your 10 month old respond to their name?


  • Please log in to reply
20 replies to this topic

#1 gemgirl

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:52 AM

I just got a 10 month old foster child, who doesn't respond to her own name. I haven't had loads of experience with this age before, so wonder what is normal. Thanks

Edited by gemgirl, 13 December 2012 - 10:55 AM.


#2 Alwayswantingmore

Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:03 AM

Mine does, he has for quite awhile. Does she respond to anything you say?

#3 gemgirl

Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:06 AM

Yes, she is very interactive. But if she isn't looking at you and you call for her, she never turns her head or responds

#4 itsmemacdolby

Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:10 AM

My son didnt at this age (I remember going for our MCHN check up and mentioning it) - you could get her ears checked? My son ended up having glue ear.

#5 ~Kay~

Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:10 AM

Yes mine does and usually 'answers' with a 'Huh' or other grunt.

But all kids are different, so I wouldn't be concerned.

She's 10.5 months and not crawling, she's my 3rd girl so very interesting to see how they all reach milestones in their own time.



#6 niggles

Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:19 AM

Mine did by that age but maybe don't worry too much. They are very fast learners at that age so use her name a lot in context as you talk to her over the coming days and weeks and see what happens.

Good luck and let us know how she goes. original.gif

#7 ~Supernova~

Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:37 AM

My 9mth old only does when he wants to, he's usually far too interested in getting into mischief to listen to me. But the second I ask him if he wants food/ask if he is hungry...whinge, whinge, whinge and he comes crawling at speed lol.

#8 harryhoo

Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:53 AM

My almost 10 month old does unless he's interested in doing something else. I actually said to DH the other day maybe I should get his hearing checked - but then he responds to the slightest noises, like a key in the front door, if he's not engrossed by something else he's doing or watching. I probably wouldn't be too concerned if she's responding most of the time to sounds.

#9 Ice Queen

Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:09 PM

Yes, both mine have by then (but only just) BUT it is a response to something they have heard over and over and over and over and over again for 10mths.  If your fostered baby has had a rough start and given very little attention then chances are she hasnt actually heard her name very much so her name is just another 'word' that she is yet to figure out.

It is hard to judge not knowing the full circumstances of her previous 10mo.

#10 mummaorange

Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:15 PM

every child is different. Considering she is in foster care- you really don;t know what she has been through IYKWIM? Also some people call their child pet names rather than their name also.. like bubby, baby etc.

#11 podg

Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:15 PM

She doesn't think her name is 'bubba' or similar, does she?

Edited by podg, 13 December 2012 - 12:16 PM.


#12 WinterIsComing

Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:23 PM

My son is 10 months and has been turning around to the sound of his name for many months now.

We did take care to use his name every time we spoke to him since birth, so may be your foster child hasn't heard her namea lot.

#13 ~carmen~

Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:29 PM

Yes agree with pp that maybe she hasn't heard her own name repeated a lot & often in same voice. Or might respond to a nickname too! My DD is 10 mths as has responded to me calling her name for several months & will now stop & look directly at me. Each bub is different thou & doesn't sound too bad if she is responsive in all other milestones original.gif x

#14 katieface84

Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:41 PM

yep my seven month old responds to her name and has for a few weeks now.

#15 greatwon2

Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:55 PM

My first thought was that perhaps she was being called by a nick name not her real or full name ... does her name have any common shortenings you could try?
And sadly some of the previous posters reply's may be on the mark , it may just be that she's not had much attention for the last 10 months

As always tho a trip to the health nurse never hurts and I'd be taking her to a trip to the GP too just to check how her growth and general health is , as well as hearing and vision and immunizations ..her case worker should have a record of if she's upto date on those , otherwise you'll need to discuss starting a catch up program for her as soon as possible

Hope all goes well for you both

#16 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:59 PM

Mine has for awhile but I agree with PP that they all develop differently. If you are concerned though I agree with seeing the GP or MCHN

#17 gemgirl

Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:42 PM

QUOTE (podg @ 13/12/2012, 01:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
She doesn't think her name is 'bubba' or similar, does she?


She always smiles when I call her 'bubba wubba' (embarrassing, yes), but there is no smile or identification of her name, from me or anyone else. It might be an attention thing, or a different name/ voice. I don't think it is hearing, as she is responsive otherwise.  We have had a full medical, so I think it is just her getting used to her name and being spoken to.

#18 gemgirl

Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:44 PM

And thanks, everyone original.gif

#19 Etienne

Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:56 PM

My DD has responded to her name for some time now also.  Like others have said unlikely to be anything to worry about and it may just take her some time to adjust or get familiar with her name!

I hope you have a great time getting to know each other, this is such a cool age biggrin.gif

#20 Runnercoz

Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:30 PM

My almost 1yo boy only just started responding to his name a week or so ago. He has been late with some things but early with others (eg started walking at 11 months but still hasn't properly crawled, only commando crawled). We have called him by his name right from the start so it wasn't that he hadn't heard it enough, he was just focussing on developing other skills. HTH

#21 gemgirl

Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:38 PM

Update: one month on and she now responds to her name every time. Well, unless she is busy doing something better wink.gif

So heart warming original.gif




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Video: 10-week-old baby sounds like she says 'I love you'

It’s mixed in amongst garbled baby talk, but this 10-week-old's apparent attempt at telling her parents that she loves them has made her an internet star.

I only enjoyed pregnancy after booking my caesarean

To say I became obsessed is something of an understatement. Everywhere I went I found cause to be reminded of my impending pain.

When your bundle doesn't bring immediate joy

One mum says joy is very a personal feeling and expecting all new mums to feel it in the months after their baby born may do more harm than good.

Lessons learned from my toddler

Blogger Kiran Chug explains why she is going to let her toddler make more decisions for himself.

Family welcomes first baby girl in more than 100 years

The Silverton family has heard the phrase "it's a girl" for the first time in four generations.

When a community of kindness steps in

In future when someone I care for, or even someone I barely know, is experiencing a difficult time, I will not overthink it. I'll follow my heart.

Mum in Business: Jac Bowie

Jac Bowie is the founder of Business in Heels, one of the fastest growing women’s networking events in Australia. She shares her story, including how she juggles work with a young family, and ways to work smarter.

What not to say to a mum of twins

Being a mum of identical twin boys stirs up great interest and fascination. It also opens itself up to nosy, invasive questions, as well as huge assumptions.

The mums suing over unplanned babies

A mother-of-five who calls her two youngest sons "miracle babies" is just one of many mums seeking financial compensation for their children's unplanned conceptions.

Video: Dad sings 'Hallelujah' to his daughter every year

It's a gorgeous song to begin with, but this dad's version of Hallelujah, sung for his young daughter, is especially touching.

Constipation in babies when starting solids

While starting solids can be frustrating and messy (yet also fun!), introducing solids can also play havoc on tiny digestive systems.

Parents reunited with baby snatched from hospital

A mother whose newborn baby was snatched from hospital has spoken of her joy and relief at getting her daughter back.

In defence of the bumpie

Are bumpies - bump selfies - really "exhibitionism of the weirdest kind"?

Life on the other side of the fence: Why I'm child-free and quite content

Acknowledging that motherhood isn't a bed of roses – to begrudge lack of time, sleep, money and spontaneity – is sacrilegious and a no-no, especially by mother superior-types.

'Go the F*** to Sleep' author's new book for frustrated parents

A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.

Win a $200 Pumpkin Patch voucher

Fill out this quick survey and tell us in 25 words or less your best pregnancy or parenting tip - you'll go in the draw to win a $200 Pumpkin Patch voucher.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Losing yourself to motherhood

While watching your baby grow into a unique little person is exciting and wondrous, the intensity of meeting everyone else?s needs can ever so sneakily overtake your own needs for self-care.

Vote for a chance to win $5000

The first ever Essential Baby Awards, celebrating the best in baby products. We?re inviting you to have your say. Simply vote for your favourite products to win a $5000 VISA debit card.

Tearing during delivery: the facts

Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.

6 tips for a day out with a baby and toddler

Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.

Why I invited a dozen people to watch my son's birth

I sent invitations on burgundy scrapbooking paper stamped with a field of poppies, and told each person why I wanted him or her there. I warned that there would be nudity.

Getting labour started: tips for a natural induction

When your baby?s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

That's my boy: a dad's diary of the first 4 months

Unbearable anxiety, unspeakable joy, constant exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.

One of the most important things a new mum can do

Finances may not be as cute as a newborn, but with many women?s working arrangements changing post-baby, monetary matters need attention too.

Baby news for Isla and Sacha

Congratulations are in order for Aussie actress Isla Fisher and her husband, Sacha Baron Cohen.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

Vote to win

What are your favourite baby products?

The first ever Essential Baby Awards, celebrating the best in baby products. We?re inviting you to have your say. Simply vote for your favourite products to win a $5000 VISA debit card.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.