My dd is 5 weeks. She constantly needs to be walked around facing out so she can"see" and look around. She is very alert and is not happy laying down or simply being held. Must be in motion! My friends act like this isn't normal and I am worried it is something I am doing wrong! Do you think perhaps she can be bored already this young and need more stimulation?
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How did your newborn behave?
For what it's worth, my two boys' behavior and needs do reflect their in utero behavior and environment. Maybe you can think back and see if there's a pattern.
All my children had strong necks and could raise their heads off the bed/bassinet/table when they were on their stomachs. Two of them really preferred looking out at the world. I didn't know about slings with the first 2, and they were too tiny to face out with a Snugli, so I tried to face them in and they hated it; my son loved kangaroo carry in a sling and looking out from 6 or 7 weeks, really as soon as his head could do it. Then I just regularly used that carry or the shoulder sling carry so they were on my shoulder. My kids didn't like the reclined sling carry at all.
OP, since you posted this in the "gifted" forum, I assume you are wondering if this behavior could be an early sign of advanced thinking or brain development. As far as I know, there is no evidence of that being true. However, my LO (now 1 year) has been like that since birth and I like to think it means he's extra smart : ) My husband and I were/are both gifted so you never know!
Both of my children liked to be moving and had strong head and trunk control early on, but I know many children who are like that. It's pretty common. DS liked to be carried up and down the stairs to settle him. He loved something about the up and down motion of stepping. They both liked to swing. I think you'll find a lot of infants demonstrate similar preferences.
If she has preferences, and you are figuring out those preferences, and accommodating her, then you are doing nothing wrong. It sounds like you are doing just that, so don't worry too much (it's impossible not to worry a little) and enjoy!
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