HEAD SHAKING

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MLeiss06 - January 23

My son is 7mos old and has recently started shaking his head from side to side like he is saying "NO". I told the doctor about it and he didnt seem concerned AT ALL, but he shakes his head like that several times a day. It scares me when he does it. Does anyone know if this is normal? Or are any of your little ones doing this??

 

debbie80 - January 24

My daughter is 5 months old and she just started to do this as well...at first I thought it was because she got the chills (we are in Chicago) but she does it a few times a day and other times she doesnt do it at all...I am to wondering what it is??

 

madison - January 24

not sure if this is what you're talking about but my dd started doing the "no, no" around 8 months and she does it ALL the time now, she is 10 months. you ask her a question and her response is always "no, no". it's very cute and she knows its funny to us and smiles when she does it. her head shaking is a way of communicating but maybe y'all are referring to something different???

 

kimberly - January 24

I am confused a little, does she shake it just like she is telling you no or is a more un natural kind of shaking? If it doesn't look to be her purposely doing it then I feel you should get a second opinion because it could be seizures or something serious.

 

debbie80 - January 24

Only how I can discribe mine is like if you get cold, you go burr and kind of shake it off..do you know what I mean? I dont think its anything serious...my cousin has seizures so I kind of know what to look for...

 

kimberly - January 24

Hmm...not sure then. I don't think my kids ever did that.

 

MLeiss06 - January 24

his is like he cant control it....he can be watching tv and keep doing it over and over...and when hes tired he does it... and they only last a few seconds, but he will do it again shortly after he stops....i thought maybe head tremors...but then he did it last night again, so i did it back, and he smiled and did it again...im thinking about contacting a neurologist for a 2nd opinion....

 

kimberly - January 24

Sorry I guess I should've said "he". But yes I would have him seen again just to be rea__sured!

 

kimberly - January 24

You know I was thinking though it could just be comforting to him. Both of my nephews will rock on thier knees back and forth to go to sleep or when they are really nervous or just unhappy. I know that is different but maybe the rocking motion makes him relax.

 

debbie80 - January 24

I would contact a doctor about it-I dont think that is the samething my daughter is doing. To me its like she got the chills and it lasts just for a second and thats it...I am going to keep an eye on it and see what happens...babies are still developing so I do not want to jump to anything just yet....after all, this just started to happen just a few weeks ago..

 

wailing - January 24

My son is 7 months old and started shaking his head a few days ago. I was scared at first too, but then I realized it;s just another "new" thing he figured out how to do. But, he shakes his head back and forth like when adults shake their heads "NO", not like he can't control it or like when u have the shivers. And I realized it wasn't a bad thing b/c I would say "no no" and shake my head and he would copy me. If u think his is different and it seems like he can't control it then get another opinion. My friends son started doing a weird shoulder shrugging thing and at first she thought nothing of it but then he seemed to do it alot more. The Dr. had him tested b/c they did say sometimes it's a sign of seizures. But, in babies it looks different then adults. They ended up not finding anything (thank goodness) and he eventually grew out of it. He said, sometimes bb's nervous systems are so immature it's like they have a glitch and it fixes itself. Or, he could just be doing it for fun?

 

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