As long as he is being given the opportunity to do physical activities like walking, running, dancing, and is not in a high chair or play pen for long periods of time, his brain should be developing just fine..it is normal for kids his age to put things in their mouths because they learn through their sense of taste, touch, and smell.
I think as parents we tend to question things often because we want the very best for our children, so it's very natural to start worrying about things even though some people might think it's silly to worry about them..btw, thanks for choosing mine as the best answer.
he will do it when he is ready. all my son cares about is chewing too hes teething.as long as hes walking and playing he should be ok. not all babies are the same. as long as he is making eye contact with you and is interractive there shouldnt be much concern. i know the autism epidemic has us always raising questions soon as our kids do things that may seem unusual.
All develop at their own rates. At a young age, they can only learn a limited number of things at once. So we walked early, but chews a lot (normal) and isn't interested in rings, etc. When his little brain is ready he will incorporate more new things. Just keep introducing things. When he is ready he will do it. Same with potty training...don't push it. When he is ready, he will let you know and you won't have a fight, it will just happen.
He may be teething. Sometimes teething lasts long because one tooth comes in right behind another. But he sounds fine. Is he your first? We all tend to worry more about our firsts :) And my son wasn't really into that stuff much he preferred to have me or his sisters do things for him. He's a thinker now when started to teach him to count and numbers that when he really took off. He could count by the time he was 2! Loved to count and now he's really good a math :)
I've raised 5 kids, they all chew constantly at first. You sound like you're on track.
Maybe he'll grow up to be a dancing chef? <br />
It doesn't seem like he's being held back in the least, I would just make sure he doesn't chew things that can hurt him ;P
Fantastic! All should be well then :]
Just an idea that came to mind btw: you could have story time during snack time, that way he'll have his fingers and teeth occupied at the same time he can learn. ;]
Ah, that's fairly common actually. (I'm an aunt of 9 so I've seen it a lot)
You could try holding his hands under yours while bottle-feeding him, so he he gets used to the idea. If he fusses and refuses then set the bottle down in front of him and grab a drink of your own take a few sips and then try holding his hands with the bottle again.
It might be a slow process, but it's worth a try. :]
I wouldn't worry too much. :] He's not 'behind' at all.
If you said he hasn't started crawling yet or something, then I'd be worried, but not using a cup yet? No big deal :] he'll learn soon.
He may need a little more time to grow. Maybe he's more interested in chewing things, which is a form of touch than to play with them. Have you shown him how to do things? Maybe get a fun toy that honks or makes a fun sound for him to play with, try getting him interested in different things.
well.. like i said, he could need a little more time. It could also be his thing. My nephew used to do nothing but stare at sparkly or shiny stuff, he wouldn't touch anything else. It could be the same thing. If you're still concerned, you should ask a professional, see if there is anything that you should be doing but it sounds normal to me, since he's a few weeks shy of being a year old.
No problem :)
This is a good question for your family doctor. But I would say not to put things away. There is nothing wrong with chewing on stuff. That's what ALL kids do.
Worse things he could be eating..LOL! They all do it.