I've been majorly worried my son has autism and I will admit - I am a major hypochondriac.
I even spoke to the doctor about it, who assured me my son seems like a perfectly normal one year old, but I just am still paranoid.
The thing is he sometimes will wave both arms around when he's mad. It's always accompanied by whining. Sometimes though since now he's becoming a toddler and into "fake" tantrums, he'll do it and I'll tell him he's being dramatic and he'll smile and stop.
I just don't know if that is actual hand flapping or not.
My doctor did even see him wave his hands, but I just still want another opinion.
He also plays with his hair a lot when he's tired and I just worry these things are self stimulating behaviors.
I don't see any other worry or red flag - he didn't clap until a few days after his year birthday and still doesn't really clap at the right time. He doesn't wave yet, but is starting to point in books when we read.
Good things he does - he makes excellent eye contact and my doctor said this is often a big indication at an early age. He loves games like hide and go seek, he babbles a lot and mimics certain words or phrases.
Just want to know if I should be concerned by this "flapping" or if it really is a normal toddler thing. I did look at some you tube videos and I guess it wasn't quite the same, but I really, really don't know anymore!