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2 year old blinking & shutting eyes

(23 Posts)
Anxouismammy1 Sun 26-Jun-16 11:29:58

Hi just wondering if anyone had experienced this my 2 year old son has been blinking exsessivally and sqeewze he's eye shut for 3 days ?? Worried . he eye site is fine and don't seem to bother him is this a tic or something? Xxx

MollyAmelia2015 Sun 26-Jun-16 18:57:40

Hello if you live in UK it is hay fever season, I have it and find myself blinking and sneezing non stop it really irritates the eyes although we can still see.. His eyes don't have to be streaming tears or bright red. Try going to the GP as they can give you a prescription for him. Or it could be a temporary habit as my little brother use to do it for about 4 months and said he couldn't stop, then one day he woke up and stopped doing it, very strange but not uncommon. Hope this helps x

Anxouismammy1 Sun 26-Jun-16 19:13:42

Hi chick yeah we live in northeast UK . yeah maybe could be that thank you feel bit better for the response shall post tomorrow when I've been to gp with him. Xxxx

TWOBANANAS Sun 26-Jun-16 19:17:06

My daughter did this for a couple of months. Wasn't hay fever season, just something she did. She grew out of it. Just a phase. I was, however, worried sick that she'd do it forever.

TWOBANANAS Sun 26-Jun-16 19:17:25

plus the more I made reference to it, the more she did it. Try to pretend it's not happening.

SolsburyHell Sun 26-Jun-16 19:19:42

Yep, my son had a phase of doing this for a couple of months when he was about 3. Wasn't hayfever. He also went through a sniffing (no cold) phase. Seems to have grown out of it all now. We didn't make a big thing of it.

Hayfever may be a good call though.

Barbie1 Sun 26-Jun-16 19:19:52

This started when my daughter was also two, she is 6 now and still gets this from time to time. She has had many eye tests and we paid to see a private specialist.

It is a tic, coincides with a big developmental phase or times of stress (house move, new baby etc) most children experience this in their early years.

However see a gp just to put your mind at ease

Anxouismammy1 Sun 26-Jun-16 19:34:32

Hi barbie thank you for your reply . it is very strange isn't it haha . i hope its nothing im worried sick have a knot in my stomach . its not bothering him just bothering me . its like couple of fast blinks then squeezing eyes shut 😑💩 google is not helping haha scarying my self silly he is healthy and quite advanced for he's age xx

easterlywinds Sun 26-Jun-16 19:41:31

My dd did this round about this age. It was a discovery phase where she'd worked out that 'she could turn the lights off with her eyes'.

Anxouismammy1 Sun 26-Jun-16 19:54:11

😂 that made me laugh little monkeys arent they . i think it is some sort of tic /twitch he did get a quite bit sand threw in both eyes last Sunday and rubbed it in screamed for ages i managed to wash it out and they were sore for a couple hours so im wondering if there is a little injury or dryness that is causing him to sqweeze shut he's eyes after blinking but with it been last Sunday and it started just Friday gone only done it for 3 days 4 tomrow xx

lcoc2015 Sun 26-Jun-16 19:56:14

Yep my dd1 did this for a couple of weeks - she grew out of it!

Anxouismammy1 Sun 26-Jun-16 19:59:39

E its strange isn't it sad it has me worried sickk haha xx

NeedACleverNN Sun 26-Jun-16 20:04:34

Dd went through a phase of this when she was two. You've actually just reminded me. She's 3 now and hasn't done it for a long time.

It was a bad habit she had gotten into. Drove me and Dh nuts

Anxouismammy1 Sun 26-Jun-16 20:06:33

I hope its just a faze ! Google is coming up seizures and torretes 🤗😣😏🙄 it does seem quite common tho ? !i hope i can get some answers tomorow xxx

Trulyamnearanear Sun 26-Jun-16 20:08:05

My ds did this for a few weeks when he was just 2. It was a phase in the end. I looked online a lot but it didn't bring up anything sinister.

Anxouismammy1 Sun 26-Jun-16 20:47:09

This is him doing it xx

NeedACleverNN Sun 26-Jun-16 20:53:49

Exactly like my Dd...I would guess habit but do go to the doctors if you are worried

Anxouismammy1 Sun 26-Jun-16 21:14:38

Will be going in the morning show the doctor the video xxx

Anxouismammy1 Sun 26-Jun-16 22:03:51


Anxouismammy1 Sun 26-Jun-16 22:04:10

Bump 😚 not bum haha

amarmai Sun 26-Jun-16 23:43:00

Watched the vid and he rubs his eyes twice in the few secs. I' d GE this eyes checked . I started a thread with the same question when my gs was doing this . We did go to the eye doctor, but no answer. Still you shd
check.Oh he stopped after. A few weeks.

JammyGeorge Mon 27-Jun-16 02:36:36

Hi, Ds1 started with excessive blinking at 2, it was hay fever. The optician said little ones don't rub their eyes like adults do.

Doctor gave some drops and he stopped blinking virtually straight away.

He is 6 now and still suffers with hay fever at this time of year.

Anxouismammy1 Mon 27-Jun-16 10:29:16

Haha he's got app at 2 clock i think its a twitch it tick tbh xxx

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