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Anyone else had this?

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ChocolateMouse Wed 30-Jul-08 22:36:37

DS is 6 months old and has been sleeping through the night for a few months now. Since about 4 weeks ago during his sleep he has been kicking his legs up into the air and then letting them drop heavily back down again. He does this so much that he wakes himself up and getting distressed. Has anyone else experienced or know what this is?

He is in a co-bed but the leg-kicking has now got to the point where his legs now kick over onto us in our bed! Really don't want to put him in a separate room just yet though.

Have tried dressing him in less in case he was hot, changed to different nappy and from disposable to cloth ones. More feed, less feed, and burping more but can't figure out what it is.

Would appreciate any input.


ChocolateMouse Wed 30-Jul-08 22:38:13

oops, sorry for duplicate post - got a slow computer sad blush

Eaglebird Wed 30-Jul-08 22:46:20

DS (nearly 9 months)also lifts both legs up and lets them drop. He's dine it for as long as I can remember. He does it when I'm changing him and when I'm undressing him for his bath. Sometimes his legs fall so heavily and make such a thud that I'm sure he'll break the bones in his feet or crack the floor tiles shock.
I've never noticed him lifting his legs up when he's got his sleeping bag on though, so may be worth trying a sleeping bag if you don't already use one.

ChocolateMouse Wed 30-Jul-08 23:38:29

Thanks Eaglebird. I know what you mean about the worry of them breaking their bones - it is a worry.

I use a Grobag on him sometimes and he seems to do it less but still does it all the same hmm

ummadam Thu 31-Jul-08 10:00:09

My nearly 7 month old has done it every night and nap for the past 3 monthhs. Before that he tried to do it but we had him swaddled! winkgrin. We sort of sleep through it now (he is in his own cot in our room so it is easier). Sometimes he gets his feet out of the bars of the cot which wakes him but he has never seemed to hurt himself. i think he jsut like the feel of kicking his legs when he is asleep. He is in a sleepign bag BTW.

Babies don't get paralysed when they sleep in the way that we do so they fidget a lot more even when they are comfortable. What about putting a folded blanket under the sheet where his feet go if it is distressing him?

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