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My 6 month old DD started this thing over the weekend where she shakes her head from side to side. It seems to mostly happen when she's tired. I have no idea if this is just a new discovery she's made, but it makes me kind of nervous. We have her 6 month WBV tomorrow so I'll definitely ask her ped about it. I just wanted to know if anyone else has experienced anything like this. Oh, and I know it can be sign of an ear infection, but she doesn't seem to have any other symptoms so I don't think that's it.
 

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my dd does this when she is waking up, specially if we lift her up too fast after she woke up. i think is just that her little muscles are still waking up too.
 

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My son started doing this around 9 months. Every time we said, "shake it shake it shake it" he would shake his head. Now he does it to mean no, and when he is dancing.<br>
I think it is cute and never worried about it.<br>
Sarah
 

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My son, Sam, does this all the time for fun. I think it started as a 'new thing to try' and ended up being his silly trick.
 

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My friend's baby does this when he is tired.. it's his equivalent of rubbing his eyes.
 

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My baby did this at 5-6months but it was when he was really happy/excited or jamming to music w/ his father. It was so funny and cute. I wish I had a video camera to tape it because he doesn't do it anymore.<br><br>
Come to think of it he did it now and then when he was sleepy.
 

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My son started doing that a few weeks ago in a playful way. I think hes very proud of himself <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">.
 

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DD has started this, too, in the past month. It cracks me up every time <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Yes! Yes! 8 m.o. dd does it all the time--with a big grin on her face. I, too, wondered about it. So, I tried it...and, it feels and sounds pretty cool. At least I think it would if I was an infant, newly in control of my body.
 
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