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Old 01-15-2008, 12:42 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Asked the Dr at DD's last visit and she said that it is normal and all babies do it (im a first time mom But she couldnt explain to me why. I asked her because i thought it might be a reflux thing or something bothering her.

So anyone know why babies do this?

If you dont know what Im talking about DD will shake off like dogs do after a bath. It looks like she got a shiver or something.
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:59 PM
 
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MIL always said they do it when they pee.
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Gianna does this after she pees. Or, if she's in the bathroom when I pee, she shivers then, too!

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Hi Clara

Yeah, I think it's a pee thing. My 3 year old still does it sometimes.
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Haha...
My baby just did this right before I opened this forum!

Perfect timing.
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DS shivers when he pees
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My mother has said the same thing- they do it when they pee. How funny!
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yep. pee pee.

this is what helped me to ec dd in the early days, because as i watched her i noticed that she would get a particular look on her face right before she peed and shimmied. then i started putting her on the potty when i saw her with "the pee pee face", and voila...a catch!

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Lol I saw the title and I said, "the pee shiver!". Yup, that's why. It helped us in EC too. Now he'll do a poop shiver as well sometimes. Why? No idea, but it's sure helpful!

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Yep, I was going to say when they pee!
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funny, i just started noticing this--and it is upon waking, with pees!
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hm, never with pee, occasionally while going to sleep. i heard it was a sign of neurological maturity, like how we sometimes twitch before sleep??
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