Blank out stare

Elaine - posted on 11/12/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )




my son is 22 months old know, and ocassionally he seems to blank out for a couple of seconds. I can wave my hand in front of his face, and he not reposnive. It lasts a couple of seconds, and then he seems to come back. He looks fine, and his eye dont roll or anything like that, its just like he staring out. He has done this a few times but i have only taken notice know.


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Leanne - posted on 11/24/2010




My daughter does it too, mostly when she is tired but sometimes just out of the blue............not to worry~

Andrea - posted on 11/24/2010




Hi, Someone mentioned seizures..and I have to tell you that my son has the "staring" seizures. They are medicaly known and focal or absence siezures. They are short lived..for some a few seconds and others a few minutes. For my son they are maintained via medication. If you should notice that you child is having them a few times a day, a change in intensity, or the length of time changes..Please consult with you pedi.or a pediatric neruologist. You can also look up focal seizures on to see if any of them resemble what you are seeing. Everyone gets a little dazed..please don't let this startle you. Use your mommy instincts and follow them. Good luck to you!

Julie - posted on 11/23/2010




Though it is probably nothing - It never hurts to just ask the doctor at his next well care check-up. He could just be in thought- you know daydreaming!!

Aisha - posted on 11/23/2010




Has your ped not given ur son the Autism test? I don't mean to be rude, but the sooner you spot something, the better it is to get checked. Or he could be sleeping with his eyes open, that beyond tired look. Check out for both!

Dawn - posted on 11/16/2010




My sister and I often do this and my son does it as well...I call it the "Williams Family Stare"!! I agree with Bethany that it happens when tired, but I have also read it is a form of seisure. If you are concerned, I would mention it to the doctor next time you are there. But, it sounds like you have a handle on the symptoms....most likely it is nothing to worry about.

Bethany - posted on 11/12/2010




that's often a tired sign. Charlotte often does that if she's not far from a nap. I have to clap in front of her face if I want her to look at me. The world is very stimulating for toddlers, they like to zone out to process it all sometimes.

I do it myself, at the supermarket checkout sometimes, or at the traffic lights, waiting for it to turn green.

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