Originally Posted by super girl
Hello all, My friend has a little girl who will be one the beginning of Feb. I am posting to ask a question. The little girl does not role, crawl and can barely sit up unassisted she is very unstable. The thing I find the strangest is that she does not seem to have much muscle tone in her leg, in fact when you hold her on your lap and stand her up she doesn't try to stand like most babies she just goes limp in her legs. Also, she is such a happy baby I have never seen her cry or fuss it's not like she just a good baby it's almost weird how good and happy she is. Her mom says that if she didn't make herself pay attention to her she would forget about her because she will just lay and play by herself all day long. She never seeks out attention but will look at you when you play with her so I don't know if she could be autistic or something. Just wondering if maybe any of you might be able to direct me to the right board for my questions to get answered?
She could have hypotonia, low muscle tone. My nephew has it mildly it effects his tounge and mouth(speech delays and inability to chew meats and other foods) and affects his fine motor(fingers, hands)
But reading about it, It said if a child has it more severe, it can effect its whole body.
As for autism, its hard to tell at that age. I am surprised a doctor would't have addressed the delays by now.
Hopefully she is just moving at her own pace. Let us know if you find anything out.