Is This Normal For A 5 Month Old

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Baileysmommy08 - August 24

My lil one is about 5 1/2 months old and she recently started shaking her head from side to side, like we do when we shake our head no, but a lil faster. I wasn't too worried about it until now her right arm does it, but it goes up and down, and it doesn't look at all like it's intentional. Is this normal or should I be worried??

 

mjvdec01 - August 25

Try to get it on video and take it to your pediatrician. I would be concerned if it were my child, however, it may be nothing. Better to be on the side of caution.

 

clindholm - August 25

My lo does the head shake when she is getting tired, but it's intentional. I would bring her to the doctor, the video as mj said is a great idea. Good luck.

 

Quinns Mom - August 26

My daughter, who's now 3 1/2, did the same thing. It's like a little body spasm right? It freaked me out too but apparently it's normal. I would absolutely check with your doc to be sure though.

 

evae777 - August 27

mine does it all the time, but intentionally & he thinks it is fun. i then heard my friends say their lo's do it too.

 

kimberly - August 28

Could just be a result of low muscle tone. Which is very common in young babies and actually normal. Kind of an involuntary spasm of the muscle because they are weak right now. But, definately bring it up with the pedi, just in case it is a seizure or something.

 

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