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MissTwister Sun 30-Aug-15 16:13:39

My 2 month old has started to flail around waving her arms and legs manically - sometimes she looks distressed sometimes she is fine but she just flails so much! What does this mean? Is she upset? Bored?

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 30-Aug-15 16:27:05

Just probably trying to get control of her limbs. Is there a certain time she does it?

MissTwister Sun 30-Aug-15 16:30:06

Not really, usually anytime she is awake and not feeding! She also does it a lot if we try to put her down to sleep

Cherryblossomsinspring Sun 30-Aug-15 16:31:19

If she's not crying or distressed, she's grand! They are weird the things they do when little! She probably thinks she's going to scratch her nose and then it all goes out of control.

YeOldeTrout Sun 30-Aug-15 16:41:35

she probably doesn't even know she's doing it. "Ooh, what are those weird things flailing about my face? Why is my body being pulled & pushed?"

Eventually she'll notice she can actually control some of the flailing bits.

It's normal, building up strength for when she can purposely use them.

MissTwister Sun 30-Aug-15 16:46:40

She does sometimes whack herself in the head and then get really pissed off at whoever did that!

After she's flailed for a while she does seem to get upset but, maybe, as you say, she's just tired of the things that are flailing in her face!

YeOldeTrout Sun 30-Aug-15 16:59:47

My officemate has a 2 month old grand-D he can't stop gushing about, he was reminding me of the wandering limbs & random movements they get up to because they have no idea what their body is doing.

I love that little toes thing babies do when they are in front facing slings.

Strawberrybubblegum Mon 31-Aug-15 20:20:52

It's amazing how they naturally do exactly the right things to strengthen and develop!

If the flailing is bothering her at sleep time, you could try swaddling. Some babies love it, and some hate it. The large aden and anais muslins are lovely for swaddling.

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