shaking his head

Lisa - posted on 03/15/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )

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My baby Shawn, started doing this about a week ago. He will shake his head in a NO fashion a couple of times both laying down and when he is sitting or being held. He is all smiles. I don't shake me head at him and neither does his father. Does anyone know why he would do that?

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Angela - posted on 04/10/2010

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My daughter has been doing it recently too. Makes me feel better that so many others are as well. Honestly I was terrified because I was afraid she might be autistic. that's kind of how it looked at first, but i feel so much better now

Lucinda - posted on 04/09/2010

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aha my little Olivia started doing this yesterday and all day today she's 6months 2weeks....it's really weird!

Sarah - posted on 04/09/2010

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lol, my 7 month old boy is too... its just something new he can do, along with waving hi, high five, and now shaking his head! They are exploring how their body works, amazing little brains at work! Enjoy! :)

Emma - posted on 04/09/2010

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haha it's interesting seeing everyone's theories! My little boy started doing this a week ago, it's so cute and no idea how he came up with it because yeah like you Lisa neither of us shake our heads at him! Cute hey :)

Bianca - posted on 04/07/2010

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My 6 month old son does that too... usually after breastfeeding him. The ped dr says it can be nothing or he feels pain when peeing...

Katie - posted on 03/31/2010

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This is SUCH A RELIEF!!!! My daughter has been doing this for a couple weeks. I asked my mom, (she's an occupational therapist and works with kiddos) and she didn't quite know but thought it was harmless. I was worried it meant something was wrong. It must just feel good, the sensation of swinging their head back and forth, like saying "no". It is really cute, she is all smiles too. Must just be part of their development. Thanks for posting, like I said, good to know it's "normal", lol!

Jessi - posted on 03/31/2010

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he's probably tired. My 4yo daughter did that when she was a baby, we always knew when to put her to bed when she did that.

Amanda - posted on 03/31/2010

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My 7 month old has been doing it too. We laugh cause it's just the cutest thing, but I'm not quite sure why he does it.

Rashmi - posted on 03/30/2010

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My daughter has been doing this for a long time now. Earlier it was more often...but then it had subsided....but now again she has picked it up.....Dont know why they do it though :D

Naara-Lee - posted on 03/30/2010

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My boy has been doing it sonce he was 5 months, It is a big game to him and he loves it when you do it straight back at him. He does it all the time and does not seem to be a sign of tiredness or anything for him....just a game (maybe he likes the dizzy feeling)

Misty - posted on 03/29/2010

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My daughter has been doing this since she was 4 mnths old. I have had her ears checked ssoo many times . It worries me sometimes.. I notice she does it more when she is tired sitting in her swing. Or laying on our bed looking at the fan. But she is all smiles usually when she does it too.

Shelby - posted on 03/27/2010

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my little brother did that ALL the time! he thought it was funny lol! He gets lightheaded when they do that...its like their gettin "high" ((do it for real you try shaking your head like that...lol you get dizzy)) now my lil bro is 17 mo and STILL does it but he usually runs in circles instead...

Sharee - posted on 03/27/2010

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My daughter has just started doing that the past few days. she does it a lot on her belly so I thought maybe she is getting frustrated and wants to get moving? sounds common though

Sharlene - posted on 03/27/2010

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my daughter has been doing this for months. We call her "Stevie Wonder". :) She has done it so much that she has a bald spot on the back of her head. I don't think it means anything - just them getting used to controlling their heads/necks

Jennifer - posted on 03/27/2010

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My son was doing the same thing...turns out he had an ear infection...in both ears! If it persists you might want to take him to the doctor.

Amy - posted on 03/27/2010

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my nephew who is 8months old has been doing this for about a week it looks so funny. he also smiles while he does it! my 6month old son who has to be rocked to sleep all the time started doing this after he had been up for almost 5 hours..he looked crazy so i put him in the cot and he went to sleep all by himself..so i think he was delusionally tired lol..

Elaine - posted on 03/15/2010

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My lil josiah does that too. He has been doing it for about a month now. I also don't know why. Sometimes he'll shake it so hard that it looks worrying but after that he'll smile.

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