10 month old baby involuntary head twisting? - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 09-05-2010, 10:21 PM - Thread Starter
elisheva's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: BC
Posts: 1,432
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
My dd is 10 mo and recently I notice her twisting her head from side to side - sometimes to one side a few times. It's almost the movement I would make if I were trying to crack my neck only it seems involuntary (like a tic). She ends the twisting by looking up at the ceiling. It seems to happen most when she's tired. My GP isn't back in the office until Tues so I guess I'm looking for any experiences you mamas may have had with this? Reassurance? Reason to worry?

"So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world." - Jack Layton

elisheva is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 2 Old 09-06-2010, 12:12 PM
HappiLeigh's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Pemberley
Posts: 2,858
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Are you sure it's involuntary? My 6 mo DS loves to shake his head, and he does it a lot when he's sleepy but doesn't want to fall asleep. I was worried about it the first day he learned to do it, but then I googled it and it seems like a pretty common behavior. He was doing it this morning, actually, during breakfast. He shakes it rapidly--it must give him some sort of baby thrill.

It sounds like maybe your DD's behavior is similar. Maybe others will weigh in...

Homeschooling mama to DD 3/28/06 reading.gif,  DS 2/27/10 coolshine.gif, Belle the Orange Dog 03/11, and DD babygirl.gif 10/03/2013.
HappiLeigh is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 15,603

37 members and 15,566 guests
Bow , CricketVS , Dakotacakes , Deborah , Dovenoir , easydoesit , emmy526 , girlspn , hakunangovi , happy-mama , hillymum , IsaFrench , LibraSun , manyhatsmom , Michele123 , Mirzam , NaturallyKait , Nessiesmith81 , Paula Menudo , pokeyac , Pulsar , rightkindofme , Saladd , sciencemum , shantimama , sniffmommy , Springshowers , sren , superseeps , TudorRose , verticalscope , worthy , zoeyzoo
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.