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    Default Help! Is this normal?

    This is probably stupid, but I'm going to ask anyway.

    When my daughter goes to sleep she shakes her head fast from side to side.. Is this normal? It looks really strange. It's not like a shaking head, it's like a full side to side. If that makes sense?


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    My lil girl did this too!! How olds your dd? Dd is 20mo now and seems to have moved on from it, though on occasions it may happen. I have no answer for you though!! I just figured it was some sensory thing for her/it felt good/helped get sleepy... Idk!!

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    My cousin did this till she was 10! She's completely normal it was just part or her winding down go sleep .

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    Don't think it's not normal

    All my kids have done it, I think it's more them trying to keep themselves awake like fighting going to sleep if that makes sense

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    She's 6 months. Thank you. It just seems strange?


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    Both my boys have done this as babies when they were winding down to sleep. I remember mentioning it to my MCHN and she said it was normal/common.

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    My 18 month old dd does this when she's over tired. It looks weird hey? Lol but like others have said I think it's fairly common.

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    Give her a small soft blankey to hold - she is wanting the rubbing feeling on her cheeks, which is supposed to be the same as the contact she would get if she was BFing for comfort. My dd still does this at 16 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cakeish View Post
    Give her a small soft blankey to hold - she is wanting the rubbing feeling on her cheeks, which is supposed to be the same as the contact she would get if she was BFing for comfort. My dd still does this at 16 months.
    this. My dd used to shake her head i realise now she was trying to rub her face on the sheets. I have given her a soft muslin blanket tied in a knot and now she grabs it and rubs her face with it before sleep to soothe her. She loves her blankies.


 

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