I think something is wrong with my almost 3 month old daughter?

Mashayla Opoku - posted on 12/07/2013 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I left my daughter home with a family Member while I ran to the store. It was way too cold to take her out, I advised him that if she was crying and he couldn't handle it to put her down and walk away. He called said she was crying and wouldn't stop I was already on my way out of the store, when I got home she was quiet. A little while later I noticed she was sticking her tongue out and leaving it at the edge of her lips something she had never done before! my question is am I over reacting and this could just be a new development or should I have her checked for sbs??? Im very concerned!!!

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Jodi - posted on 12/07/2013

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If you are concerned enough to ask this question, have you been concerned enough to consult a doctor?

Carissa - posted on 12/07/2013

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I believe you can never over-react. My question first is, is this person someone you believe could or couldn't do something like that to a baby? If she has never done it before, maybe it is just something new but possibly could be otherwise as well. Has she started anything else new before this incident? If it were me, I would just take her in. You can never be too safe.

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Lana - posted on 12/09/2013

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My daughter did the tongue thing for awhile. If you think he shook her why would you leave her with him? Never leave a baby with someone you cant fully trust!

Valerie - posted on 12/09/2013

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i think maybe he might have showed her this trying to calm her down and she learned it quickly. children pick things up pretty quickly my daughter does things randomly on her own. your baby could just be doing something she saw. if you still feel a little concerned and a bit bothered by it then take her to be seen by her doc. rather its you over reacting or not its always better to be 100% sure and i think us as mothers will always overreact and be very protective of our children thats just the way we are.

Yajaira Jacqueline Aleman - posted on 12/09/2013

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I would definitely take her for assurance just because. I dont think an infant develops something. Like that from a few minutes

Cecilia - posted on 12/07/2013

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I do not know why I read 3 years. sorry.My entire comment was based on being a 3 year old. I was not being rude or disrespectful... it was a misunderstanding.

If you feel you fully trust this person, then don't be concerned. It is just her sticking her tongue out. She was calm when you got home correct? If the only other sign is that I would probably let it go unless there is bruising or something else to send off warning bells in your head.

Mashayla Opoku - posted on 12/07/2013

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Thank u Carissa that's helpful advise! No I never seen this person to b that way my husband said im over reacting but then again I do over react when it comes to my children I haven't noticed anything else new she is my third baby but my youngest is 4 so it's been a little while since I've had a baby so I have forgotten some things! :)

Mashayla Opoku - posted on 12/07/2013

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She's 3 months old not 3 years old I've been a mother for 7 years now asking a 3 years old would b my first thought but she's 3 months... I didn't say hey I don't trust this person lets leave our baby with him!obviously I trusted this person.... when I came home she's was doing different things that I hadn't noticed before which is why I asked my question I didn't come on here to b treated rudely or disrespected I came on here to ask other mothers more so the ones that have seen their children do different things out of the blue like I have I'm simply expressing my concern because maybe my first initial thought I'd him handling my child was mislead Thanks for ur help!

Cecilia - posted on 12/07/2013

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I don't know how sticking her tongue out means she was shaken. I'm not even sure why this would be one of the first thoughts. Did you already not trust who you left her with? She is almost 3 so why not ask her?

As far as I understand it, Baby shaken syndrome is head trauma. so signs would be the same as someone with head trauma. Lack of motor skills, slurred speech, excessive tiredness, ect. In babies we obviously don't look for those signs because... they are babies. I think in a 3 year old you might notice head trauma.

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