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Is cooing a good sign?

bubuland Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited April 2021 in Cerebral palsy
I have a 2 months old son that has been diagnosed with quad cp. How can you tell their cognitive functions are not affected please? My baby started cooing a few days ago. 


  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 8,219

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    Hi @bubuland :) Welcome to the community. Thanks for joining!

    This isn't something that I know much about, so I'll tag in our Specialist Information Officer for cerebral palsy here @Richard_Scope.

    From what I've read online, cooing at 2 months would be a positive sign. I'd always recommend that you take your son to see your doctor if you have concerns or questions over your son's development though, as they'll be best placed to help you track milestones and so on. 
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  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,111

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    Hi @bubuland
    Great to meet you. 
    Assessing cognitive function at an early age should be done by your paediatrician. Cooing and baby noises are a positive sign and part of the development of your son.
    Do you have regular appointments with a health visitor and paediatrician?
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  • WestHam06
    WestHam06 Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,396 Pioneering
    Hi @bubuland
                            How are you? Welcome to the community and thank you for joining us. Cooing is a positive sign and a part of the development of babies and young children, however as has already been mentioned, if you have any concerns it is always worth speaking with your GP or paediatrician who will be able to advise in more detail. Thank you. 


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