Rocking head to get to sleep...

Amie-lee - posted on 12/19/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

17

16

1

My 10 week old son when tired has started rocking his head side to side to get to sleep when lying on his back. Have three other children who never did this. Has anyone experienced this and how do you stop it from becoming a habit.

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Rob - posted on 10/05/2012

1

0

0

I have this "syndrome" ever since I was a baby. I am 21 years old and I haven't been able to break the habit unfortunately so please let me know if you have found a way to make it stop.

[deleted account]

My son is also 8 months and does this on occasion. He did more frequently when he was younger. I think hes just trying to get comfortable.

Linda - posted on 12/19/2009

1

6

0

My daughter is 19 years old and still does this when she is overtired or stressed about things. She also sings while doing this.(She has a pretty voice I might add) She has been doing this since she was a baby. Only when she was a baby she made funny little noises. If she were going to sleep while I was shopping and holding her, people always made the comment(Oh I know what she is doing)in other words messing her pants. I would just smile at them and keep shopping. The doctor was never concerned. I guess everyone has there own way of getting to sleep.

Chelle - posted on 12/19/2009

768

44

77

my grandad is 80 and still does it. its never been a problem for him. when ive asked him why he does it he just says he dont know but it gets him to sleep. so if he has lived a normal life for 80 years and has done it for as long as he can remember im sure your little one will be fine. i guess its just a comfort like thumb sucking or a blankie

13 Comments

View replies by

Cindy - posted on 12/22/2009

2

5

0

My 9 year old bangs her head on the pillow to go to sleep she has always done that the doctor said that it is no harm to her brain because that was my concern.

Jacky - posted on 12/20/2009

1

6

0

My 10yr also did the comfort rocking from baby age. He still does it (also hummimg songs) He is a better sleeper than my other children because he has the ability to put himself back to sleep if he wakes during the night without needing my help. It's a gift.

Tonya - posted on 12/20/2009

59

22

4

Honestly I would not worry about it. It just mean he might be a child that wants to rock when he gets older. If it is bothersome talk with his doctor. I honestly do not think you have a problem

Ruby - posted on 12/19/2009

3

3

0

Quoting Amie-lee:

Rocking head to get to sleep...

My 10 week old son when tired has started rocking his head side to side to get to sleep when lying on his back. Have three other children who never did this. Has anyone experienced this and how do you stop it from becoming a habit.



He may be haveing head aches and he may be having dizziness and this is the



only way he knows To try to stop it. and this may only happen when his eyes get tired



Its some thing to look into .  I lave 7 Children and i think i have seen it all in one way



or the other.  

Amanda - posted on 12/19/2009

3

13

0

Hi Amie: I hope this is just a way to sooth your son to sleep. Keep an eye on his behaviors...sometimes children with autism do these sort of repetative things....NOT saying he's autistic...just watch him....

Angela - posted on 12/19/2009

43

18

3

My brother did this when he was little. As he got older, he started banging his head on his pillow to put himself to sleep. He is 27 years old now, and perfectly fine. Babies find ways to put themselves to sleep. My one year old moves his knees and looks like he is humping the mattress when he goes to sleep, he has been doing that since he rolled over to go to sleep at 6 weeks.

Luan - posted on 12/19/2009

7

20

1

my son has always done this, hes now 8 months and still does it occasionly, think its just a tired thingas he only does this before he drops off to bo bo's .

User - posted on 12/19/2009

4

38

2

my son did this when he was a baby and he wore a bald spot on the sides and back of his head....he is now 11 yrs old and has plenty of hair...he just looked a little funny when he was a baby. He never developed a habit and I am sure that it is normal. Just my opinion. Hope that eases your mind.

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms