Not sure if this is a health problem or not but thought I'd see if anyone has experienced a similar thing - my fourteen month old daughter has recently started holding her breath and blinking (quite slowly, but blinking hard) for a few seconds up to about 30 seconds. She isn't doing it during a tantrum, and its quite sporadic. She doesn't seem particularly concerned, but she doesn't smile afterward either (like, it doesn't seem like she's playing a game or doing it for attention).
Does this sound familiar to anyone? As I've explained it, it seems like nothing but I am pretty sure something is not right.
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14-08-2013 20:46 #1Junior Member
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Blinking and holding breath
14-08-2013 21:05 #2
Does she respond to you when it happens, will she turn her head if you say her name? What are her eyes doing? Does she keep on playing or does her whole body freeze?
14-08-2013 21:10 #3
By what are her eyes doing, I mean apart from blinking, is she staring, or looking around?
14-08-2013 21:17 #4Junior Member
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Thanks for replying, I thought I already replied to this but doesn't seem to be showing up.
I've only noticed her doing it while being held, upright. Her eyes seem to go up to the ceiling, but not it a way where she can't control them. She sort of goes into a little daze but responds if I say her name a couple of times.
14-08-2013 21:55 #5
If she continues to do it I would see your GP. It's probably nothing but as a mum we like to be sure hey? Plus I've always had the mentality to trust your gut instinct as a parent
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15-08-2013 12:43 #6
Possibly nothing, but I would start to keep a diary of when it happens, how long etc. Even try and film her if possible. Then of you notice it becoming more frequent you have something to take to the GP.
My oldest started having absence seizures around 2 years old, she would pause and stare of into the distance, not respond to her name. No blinking etc, nothing like you've described.
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