Justme - posted on 06/08/2015 ( 8 moms have responded )
I am so worried right now. Ever since my baby was born she was sticking her tongue out. But when she was sleeping it wasn't out but as she got older and started eating baby food she seems to stick it out more. Its not hanging out but she sticks out and curls it up and I have always thought it was so cute until I got to wondering if she was ok. I did a google search and it stated that babies that have tongues that stick out could have downs or some other syndroms. I will love my baby no matter what but it really concerns me. I hope she is ok though. So I take her to the doctor today for a ear infection and I tell the pediatrian what is concerning me. She told me that she had already though of downs and that she had another marker too which was epicanthic fold around the eyes too. I never noticed this. I see it now but it not bad just a little bit. I asked her if I need to be concerned and she said not right now because she was doing well and had great muscle tone. She said she will usually send a baby for test around 9 to 12 months if it seems like the baby hadn't grown into its tongue. She said some babies just like to stick out their tongues. When I was pregnant I had major test done to check for downs at 12 weeks. They did blood test of me and ultrasounds to test for downs and they came back negative. This is a test that is new that just came out in 2012. They told me it was 99 percent accurate. I told the dr this and she said we would just keep an eye on it. She said she had already looked for other markers on my daughter and didn't see anything else. I asked her why she hadn't told me and she told me she didn't want to worry me for nothing that she was just keeping an eye on it. I am so worried and stressed and cried all day today. I know she doesn't have a heart defect that comes with ds because her heart was checked in hospital when she was born 6 weeks early. She doesn't look like she has downs but the dr said their r some cases where they don't look it. Have any of you had a baby that had epicanthic fold and was ok?