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Things to Look Out For

Speech and language skills develop from a very early age. However, some children do not develop the early skills they need.

This can be very difficult to spot from an early age. Here are four examples that would cause concern at 6 months:

  • If a baby is not startled by loud noises.
  • If a baby does not engage in eye contact when spoken to.
  • If a baby does not smile back at someone smiling at them.
  • If a baby does not watch a speaker’s face with interest.
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If you have any concerns, you should speak to your health visitor, GP or paediatrician.

You can check your child’s progress here (birth to 11 years).