Baby twitching

Marie - posted on 07/19/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )

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My 8 month old has started this weird twitch where she brings her right shoulder up to her ear. It's very concerning. It's definitely not something she is doing on purpose. She usualy does it a couple times in a row, then stops. It's like a muscle spasm of some sort. She also shivers alot, even when it's not cold. Anyone have any experience with something like this?

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Mexicanblacky05 - posted on 06/05/2013

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Hi ladies please help. my son is 10 1/2 months and.just started doing.something like this too. his right shoulder goes up and.his head.neck tilts to the.right.too....please help is this really normal??is it a.dysease like torettets??

Mary - posted on 11/04/2012

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Can you please tell me what the doctors said? My daughter is doing the same thing and we have done the 48 hour video EEG as well as the MRI (all of which came back normal) yet she continues to have these spasms that sound exactly like what your child is experiencing. We were told acid reflux and also that they didn't know what she was doing. My husband and I are beside ourselves.

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my daughter is soon to be 8 months and she does this leg wiggle/twitch thing every time she gets tired. she shakes her leg like shes trying to kick something below her. does it a few times and stops.

Brittany - posted on 06/27/2013

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My son started doing this when he was about 6 months old. It is very scary. I took a video as well and so happy I did. I've had my son to the hospital. All tests were good. The neurologist didnt know whAt it was but doesn't think it was anything serious seeing everything was good. He suggested that his coglative may be more mature then his body so when he wants to express himself a certain way he can't because his body is only able to do so much at his age. He said there will be good and bad days but it should start easing off after a year when his body catches up. Hope this helps

User - posted on 10/27/2010

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My 8 month old little boy started doing the same thing tonight and we were so frightened by it we took video immediately. I felt a little paranoid but had never seen him do anything like this before. His included a mouth movement along with the shoulder and then the arm turned a funny direction. It happened several times in a row and he seemed agitated as well. I am so glad to read these posts and the similarities are uncanny. I am going to watch it and if it doesn't stop I will take him to the doctor with my video. Thanks mommies!

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Ashley - posted on 10/03/2010

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Wow, how weird is this...my 8 1/2 month old baby girl does the same twitch with her right shoulder. Today she has been doing it more often. It's very nerve wrecking cause I have never seen anything like this and when I googled I found these posts. I see that the doctor has told several of you that this is normal, but can you be a little more specific as to what signs I should be looking for.

Hailey - posted on 08/16/2010

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My doc app today said teh same thing...He said that if it changes and she dazes or she comes in and out or gets very sleep afer then to take her back in...other wise its normal baby twitching...

Cindy - posted on 08/16/2010

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Hi Ladies,

The doc said it was nothing to be concerned about and she will grow out of it eventually.Immature Neuro system.

What a relief!

Jenn - posted on 08/15/2010

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Hi,

I was wondering if any of you ladies have heard anymore of what might be causing this, my daughter who is also 8 mths has been doing the same thing for a few months and has little shivers alot,. Last night the twitching seemed to be alot worse and it was like her shoulder was up to her head for a good 20 - 30 seconds, i'm quite worried about this. I have a doctors appt tomorrow for myself and was going to ask about it then. can you give me any advice

Sarh - posted on 08/14/2010

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Good luck ladies!! This would scare me sh*t less! My son does this real fast twitching, but it's only his leg (just one leg at a time). My doctor said that it was something with his muscle, nothing like you moms are describing though. I really hope your little ones are ok, but it's very good your taking them in right away. Sorry to say, but the first thing I thought of was seizures. I hope this is not the case. Let us know!!

Hailey - posted on 08/13/2010

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I will definitely let you know. I'm hoping it is nothing and just something some kids get and grow out of. It's odd how she is advanced in some developmental skills and then out of nowhere gets these odd twitches. I'm glad to be getting them checked out, but nervous at what I may find out...

Christine - posted on 08/13/2010

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you can always call the insurance company and get the names of some other covered pediatric neurologists (or family neuro docs) and see if they can get you in earlier. the ped should be able to switch the referral if the insurance requires one. cindy, i would at least call my doc. just to be on the safe side esp if other mommas are being referred to neurologists. good luck ladies!!

Cindy - posted on 08/13/2010

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Hailey, will you please let us know what they say? I can't decide if I should take my baby or not. Is it just normal baby twitching?

Hailey - posted on 08/12/2010

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My 8 month old daughter has to go to the neurologist for this exact same thing this monday. My doctor couldn't tell me anything, she said she is a perfectly healthy baby girl and doesn't know why she twitches like she does. I got a clip of her to take to the neurologist so he can see it, but I don't even know what to expect. Is it seizures, terets, pee shivers, or just some odd twitch...I'm kind of nervous...did you ever find anything out from this?

Cindy - posted on 08/10/2010

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Did you ever have all the tests done? My baby is 8 months and has been getting these shivers since birth. A lot of people say it is when she wee wee's, but I have noticed it is when she over stimulated and starting to get a little concerned.

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Like you said "to be on the safe side" I am sure they are just being cautious. At least you are on the road to finding some answers

Marie - posted on 07/21/2009

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Well, the doctor seemed like she was familiar with what I was describing, but didn't really give me any explanations. She mentioned that it may be a type of seizure. She referred me to a pediatric neurologist to be on the safe side (Of course, the earliest he can fit me in is the beginning of September...argh). The pediatrician just told me that if she gets worse to take her to the emergency room. Not very comforting.

Tessa - posted on 07/20/2009

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lily normaly rubs her ears when shes getting tired with her shoulder or back of her hand, but i think thats different to what your explaining, id take lily to the doctor as well, good luck, im sure its fine, kids to strange things!!!

Marie - posted on 07/20/2009

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I have an appointment for her tomorrow. I keep trying to get it on video, but I always seem to catch it at the end and then she won't do it for a while. I hope it's nothing. Thank you.

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This would concern me, if this were my child I think i would take her to a doctor. I would probally video the behavour first so the doctor can see what is happening. Good luck, I hope it is nothing to be concerned about. Iet us know....

Hailey - posted on 08/16/2010

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My doc app today said teh same thing...He said that if it changes and she dazes or she comes in and out or gets very sleep afer then to take her back in...other wise its normal baby twitching...

Cindy - posted on 08/13/2010

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Hailey, will you please let us know what they say? I can't decide if I should take my baby or not. Is it just normal baby twitching?

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