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Freaking out a bit! Baby just started shaking head left to right really quickly!!

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Chocoholism Thu 29-May-14 18:45:44

She's 6 months old and I was just doing night time bed routine and she was getting tired and flapping arms a bit then started shaking head from left to right really quickly.... Looked freaky and not seen this before. I'm ho

Chocoholism Thu 29-May-14 18:45:59

I'm hoping tis normal!

sososotired Thu 29-May-14 19:43:36

Think it's normal my DS does it in his bed, he seems to find it funny almost like he makes him self giddy?

NickyEds Thu 29-May-14 20:32:46

My DS does this when he's tired and/or teething-he's 22 weeks.

sososotired Fri 30-May-14 07:33:46

chocoholism I consulted dr Google and apparently they have just learnt a new skill and may like the feeling of getting dizzy nothing to worry about! smile

TiredFeet Fri 30-May-14 07:50:32

My daughter is 6 months old and does this (when she is itchy or teethy I think)

QuietNinjaTardis Fri 30-May-14 08:08:45

Yep dd has been doing this too. Freaked me out but it's either tiredness or having a laugh!

islingtongirl Fri 30-May-14 12:57:03

My 9m old started doing this a few weeks ago - thinks its funny! I was a bit worrier at first but sounds normal smile

notjustamummythankyou Fri 30-May-14 12:59:05

Yes, my son did this too - especially when he was tired. Apparently, I did it too. We've both turned out OK - i think. gazes at 5yo Ds face down in lego

notjustamummythankyou Fri 30-May-14 12:59:42

Yes, my son did this too - especially when he was tired. Apparently, I did it too. We've both turned out OK - i think. gazes at 5yo Ds face down in lego

anotherbitofcake Fri 30-May-14 20:42:20

Ooo mine does this too when trying to get to sleep 5 months old
Seems fine otherwise

strawberryangel Fri 30-May-14 20:43:33

Normal IMO! All mine did it and my nephew does it! Puppies do something similar!

EatDessertFirst Sat 31-May-14 21:23:43

Both DD and DS did this. They love a new sensation!!

I didn't love the bald spots they developed on the back of their heads from this vigorous self-discovery though.

GingerDoodle Sun 01-Jun-14 17:22:19

Our DD did this - she's now 20 months and perfectly normal.

CottonbudCatastrophe Sun 01-Jun-14 17:30:11

Our DD did this several times over the first 6 months or so, it really looked like she was having a fit, but the movement was only her head, neck & eyes. DH thinks he saw her do it a few weeks ago, just before a big developmental leap, vocabulary-wise. She was also getting over a nasty cold. She's 2 now & absolutely fine. She only ever did it when she was tired, too.

sugarhoops Mon 02-Jun-14 20:49:26

Do you mean head rolling? If so, my son did this as a baby, and i've just popped upstairs to check on him (as he naughtily didnt do lights out when I requested) and he's currently head rolling himself to sleep - he's now 7!

He also did head banging as a baby - drove us bonkers downstairs whilst he nutted his cot mattress to get to sleep.

I googled, mainly about the head banging, brought up various concerns as googling usually does. But he's a completely normal / average/ standard gorgeous little chap. Just find head rolling helps him get to sleep at night.

Hopefully he'll stop doing it by the time he's bringing girlfriends back home grin

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