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Toddler with trembling hand

(6 Posts)
Jerbil Mon 18-Jul-11 21:02:18

I posted this elsewhere on this site and have had no response so just trying my luck here. Apologies to those who've read it twice.

My 2&1/2 yr old DS goes to a nursery and recently they have reported that his hand/arm and head tremble when he is eating i.e when he is holding the spoon/fork up to his mouth.

It has also been a long standing joke since he could walk that he is always falling over. He falls over more than the other children. He has now been referred to a pediatrician, but just wondered if anyone has similar experiences. His motor skills actualy seem fine as he can do jigsaws etc.

MockingbirdsNotForSale Mon 18-Jul-11 22:55:24

Some people are genetically more clumsy than others (there is a name for it). My DH has never been able to carry a cup and saucer without it wobbling- also the same when raising to his lips. It could be a blood flow issue?

DeWe Tue 19-Jul-11 13:31:14

I think my fil has always done that sort of thing. I remember dh commenting on it. But it may be worth investigating, I once looked at the symptoms of dyspraxia and fil did fit in reasonably well.

turCENSOREDss Tue 19-Jul-11 14:39:42

partial seizures?

Jerbil Tue 19-Jul-11 22:18:08

Did wonder about Dyspraxia too. Thnx.

pedalpants Fri 22-Jul-11 21:52:48

dystonia? my DS has this and one of the first signs was him feeding himself at around 2. more jerks than trembling though.

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