Originally posted by caitlynsmama
She is scheduled to get her flu shot next week at her doctors. I am not getting her the RSV shots this year under the advice of her doctor since she has no real problems with her lungs. AS preemie parents, is this a problem?
Hey Shannon! Congrats on making the one year mark. Our baby will be one year this week- it goes so fast, doesn't it?? I'm glad you are getting the flu shot. We have a serious shortage here and it's a relief to know that our high risk babies are on the priority list. I am not sure on the RSV shot- if Caitlyn is in daycare I would think this is a HUGE priority. If she is at home with you this can make a difference. (Our doctor said that because of this Katherine is not as at risk as other children because she is not as exposed).
My main question to anyone who may answer, how can I work on her verbal skills? She tries words like baby, doggie, mama, and dadda. Mainly though she loves to sound like a baby monster. Growling and babbling away. Anyway suggestions? Thanks for any help you can give me.
I'm actually studying this right now. I've posted some a link to a page that has several links on this topic that I hope you can find helpful. The biggest thing is how YOU talk to her. Baby talk is cute but does little to encourage verbal skills development. Talk to Caitlyn like you would to any adult.
-Read Outloud. There are some clever toys out there that assist with reading/verbal skills (such as the Leap Pad, which Katherine LOVES) but there is truly no substitute for you simply picking up a book and reading it to her.
-Baby sign Language- my teachers are still out on this one but about half think it helps to develop language and half think it inhibits language development- at any rate, it's interesting and certainly something worth looking into. : )
It sounds to me like she is doing fabulous and you are doing a great job! She's certainly doing more than most babies at her age!
Jessica- Colorado Volunteer
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