hand shaking/jerking

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hand shaking/jerking

For awhile now I have noticed that keiras hand moves back and forth like she is shaking it but it goes in the same back and forth movement atleast 8-10 times before she moves it in another direction. I don't think shaking is the right word as her hand is really not shaking but more of like jerking back and forth. Does anyone else have a baby that does this? Is it because she is still not able to control her movements? Should I be worried... I don't really want to google anything as that can lead to over worrying but I don't remember Kayrael doing that so I just wanted to run it by you ladies and see if there are other babies who are doing the same thing.

Also are any other babies still a little stiff in the legs.. I brought it up at keiras 1 month appointment and the doctor said she did seem a little stiff but it should work it self out.. When do they become less stiff?

aimee05's picture
Joined: 10/17/05
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I would call your dr. If it really worries you. I don't know what she is doing exactly so I don't want to assume anything, you know? About the stiff legs, Gianni's legs are deffinatly not stiff but my DS1 had stiff legs at this age, we have a pic of him standing on his own leaning against the couch and he is perfectly fine.

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Joined: 04/06/11
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Well, as Keira is only one day younger than Trystan I would assume that developmentally they would be at the same stage... Trystan definitely doesn't have any stiffness in his legs, so I would ask the dr. about that again. As far as the arm movements, they don't have that much control over their movements just yet (although they do have some, as T will put his fist in his mouth to suck on it when he's hungry), so I wouldn't worry too much about that. But again though, it's not going to hurt at all to call his pedi and ask about both if it's really bothering you. KUP!

Jenni Beth's picture
Joined: 03/03/11
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Her little neurological system is still so young and new...this is a normal thing for babies. Carter's legs did that for a few weeks. He has since then outgrown it. If it worries you, though, call your pedi.