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

 

Teaching our son to say no to violence against women

Today, on White Ribbon Day - and every other day - we're teaching our son to say no to violence against women.

Mothers told to breastfeed in 'spacious' toilet

If there is one thing the owners of Tillings Cafe can be certain of, it is that the eatery won't win the award for Britain's best baby-friendly coffee shop any time soon.

Mother gives name to son dumped down drain

A woman who admitted to dumping her newborn baby down a Sydney drain has reportedly been allowed to give him a name.

Taking small steps to reduce stress

Are you feeling used up by life's stress, family problems and a demanding job you can't turn off? Many people are way beyond work-life exhaustion. They are functioning as robots.

Bad news: we're running out of chocolate

The world's biggest chocolate-maker says we're running out of chocolate.

Born at 23 weeks, 'Chopstick Baby' survives first week

A baby who was born at 23 weeks has survived her first week of life outside the womb.

Manic stations: the nesting instinct in pregnancy

It might sound like temporary insanity, but almost obsessive nesting as you near your due date isn’t uncommon – even if you’re not usually a particularly clean person.

How a baby can survive alone for days on end

The baby found abandoned in a Sydney drain may have been alone for up to six days without being fed, leaving many asking how he could have survived.

When it begins to look a lot like Christmas

A child's excitement at Christmas time is a beautiful thing, but one dad ponders whether his toddler daughter is getting into the festive mood a bit too soon.

Hospital lets dads the experience some of the pain of childbirth

A new experience is radically altering men's views of childbirth.

Italian doctors questioned over formula bribes

Italian police have placed 12 doctors under house arrest on suspicion of promoting baby milk formula over breastfeeding.

Heartwarming prank gives single mum the house she was hired to clean

Cara Simmons arrived at work to clean a large and beautiful house in time for a party planned for that evening. It was soon hers.

Those special moments of sibling bonding

Every now and then your child does or says something that is truly memorable.

Why we should stop telling new parents to 'enjoy every moment'

A few weeks ago, some dear friends of mine had their first baby. As the proud dad texted me a picture I had to fight the natural instinct to say “Enjoy every moment!”

Baby monitor footage posted online

Footage of Australian babies and children sleeping in their bedrooms are among the images on a Russian site showing live feeds from thousands of homes and businesses around the world.

Did this new dad really hit on his wife's midwife?

Was there really a man who was actually there by his wife’s side as she laboured and gave birth to his child, all while he was making what he perceived to be meaningful eye contact with a midwife?

Keep calm and ignore the Tantrum Trolls

Tantrum Trolls are a small but growing species of predatory bottom-feeders who delight in picking on parents at their most vulnerable.

It's okay to never 'get over' the death of a loved one

The death of children, siblings, and parents has long term impacts on the rest of our lives.

What Mark Latham needs to know about depression and motherhood

Love has nothing to do with mental illness. But love may drive a mother to do something about it.

'We're just trying to keep our child alive': life with FPIES

We have a beautiful seven-month-old son, and his allergy rules our life.

Transgender dad breastfeeds his babies

A transgender man who breastfed his first baby - despite having his breasts removed as part of his transformation from female to male - has now had a second child.

Couple face $1 million medical bill and bankruptcy after babymoon birth

A Canadian couple were slammed with a million dollar medical bill after their daughter was prematurely during their babymoon.

Cigarettes, junk food dominate supermarket sales growth

One in every five dollars spent at supermarkets goes on cigarettes or junk food, according to industry data.

Teacher under fire for breastfeeding in class

There is no doubt mums have a right to continue breastfeeding after they have returned to work, but one teacher in the US has taken it to the extreme.

Win a family pass to Disney Live!

We have 4 family passes to give away to see Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales, touring Australia this December/January.

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

Join PADDINGTON on the red carpet!

To celebrate the release of PADDINGTON, we are giving five lucky winners the chance to win a family pass to the exclusive Australian Premiere in Sydney on December 7!

The tragedy of losing a favourite teddy bear

We were green and uninitiated, perhaps a little naïve when it came to the favourite toy responsibility.

Video: Baby sniffs beardless dad to make sure it's him

She looks him up and down and then touches his chin, but baby Lindsey still isn't sure this clean-shaven man is her dad.

It's possible to workout while pregnant

Medical experts say intense fitness routines can be done safely during pregnancy - if the mums-to-be follow some guidelines.

What parents really want for their kids

Are our hopes, dreams and expectations for our children what they really need?

'I had a feeling something was seriously wrong'

Before even giving birth, Katie Myers' maternal instincts warned her something was wrong with her baby.

When your pregnancy causes a relationship rift

Some dads-to-be don't miss a beat when their partner is pregnant; others struggle with a range of issues and can become withdrawn, right when their support is needed most.

Couple uses group photo trick to announce pregnancy to loved ones

Katharine and Kris Camilli devised a clever trick to immortalise their family and friends' reactions to their exciting pregnancy news.

Why Tracey Spicer has given up make-up

"After 30 years on television, I had become what I despised: a painted doll who spent an hour a day and close to $200 a week putting on a mask."

Knowing you are one of the lucky ones

I am secure, confident and strong, but the responsibility of protecting my children can almost bring me undone.

Why I am so emotional now I have kids?

There are so many ways in which parenthood changes us as women, but one of the most noticeable, for me, has been the changing state of my emotions.

Baby survives despite sharing womb with 'foreign body'

Baby Maia was conceived against the odds, only to find she was sharing a womb with an ominous "foreign body".

Video: Baby shows dog how to jump - or vice versa

They say dog is man's best friend, but this playful pooch seems to have chosen a jumping baby as her number one buddy.

10 ways to soothe a crying baby

New paernts can get frustrated when their newborn gets fussy and can't settle down. When you're feeling overwhelmed, try some of these simple tips to help soothe your baby.

20 baby names that are becoming more popular every year

The data-lovers at nameberry.com have been at it again – this time, they’ve discovered the names that are continually rising up the ranks, ready to take out some top spots in the next few years.

10 great meals to make for new parents

Ideally, you want to give food that isn’t expensive to make, isn't too difficult to create, and freezes well; stews, bakes, soups and pasta sauces are perfect.

Weird pregnancy products

Some pregnancy products come to market and are just awesome. Others just leave you scratching your head.

Carers admit to force-feeding children

Twin brothers have become dads on the same day ? with their partners giving birth in the same hospital, and even the same birthing pool.

 

How many weeks til Christmas?

On your To-Do list

Get the "Santa" shopping done without the kids in tow.

 
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.