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Not responding to name at 8 month

Baby is babbling, responding to people, laughing, rolling over (no crawling yet), smiling, cries for wants and needs but I’m not confident she knows her name.

Anyone else finding this?

Hi @anonymous6048

My name is Maggie and I am the Channelmu HV. It sounds like she is doing splendidly.

They start responding to their own name between 6-10 months so she is well pithing normal range here. Have a look at the link below for what you can expect at 6 months and 9 months regarding her speech, language and communication skills and how to support these. Do you have any worries about her hearing?

https://ican.org.uk/i-cans-talking-point/parents/ages-and-stages/

Maggie xx

I don’t think it was instant with my kids. It took a while for them to know and recognise their own names.