Hi mamas, I don’t even know how to start, I’m just so stressed about my June 2020 baby boy. My heart is so heavy and I just need a place to vent my concerns. Please no judgement, I don’t think I can handle it, I already feel so terrible about it as it is. I don’t really have any mum friends so I have no one to talk to about my son’s speech delay. My partner and his family seem really chill about it. Whenever I bring up the fact that I think he’s delayed and maybe we should speak to someone, they say he will speak when he’s ready.
He met his milestones early (compared to my daughter)- crawling by 8 months, taking his first steps by 11 months.
However, he doesn’t respond to his name or follow simple instructions eg please hand me that ball. He takes a while to warm up to groups of people but if he’s at the park he’ll approach kids just fine. I think he may be on the spectrum but my partner thinks he’s developing at his own rate.
I feel mum guilt because I do allow a lot of screen time and he doesn’t go to daycare. I’m just so worried about him. Anybody’s 2020 child showing developmental delays? Sorry about the long post. Thank you for taking the time to read it💚