Child Psychology and Behaviour

Baby shaking head side to side

Soniya
0 to 1 years

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Updated on Jul 03, 2014

Hi,   My boy is 9 month and three weeks old, i noticed that he always shakes his head side by side before falling asleep, and then goes to sleep,should i be worried. Has anyone else seen this?   Please help i would like to know more has anyone else spoken to the pediatrician about this if seen?   Thanks  Soniya

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soniya

| Jul 05, 2014

Thanks for the response Anurima, you know sometimes kids tends to behave so strange. Thanks for that assurance it means a lot for a first time mommy like me :)

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Anurima

| Jul 04, 2014

Dear Soniya, I too agree with what Vaishali said, it is mostly a comforting action for your baby which helps him nod off better. It is similar to being rocked or patted or even nursed to sleep. There is nothing to worry about and he is likely to outgrow it :)

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soniya

| Jul 04, 2014

Hi Vaishali, Thanks a lot for your response. He is a healthy boy. I will try playing a soothing music before he goes off to sleep and will keep you posted on how he reacts to that. :)

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Vaishali

| Jul 04, 2014

Hi Soniya. From what I know, this kind of rhythmic movement is normal in babies and will start tailing off soon. Children can do this to calm themselves since they find it soothing, relaxing and comforting, which is why he engages in such behavior before sleeping. However, you might want to check is he is experiencing any kind of pain, because in that case he could be doing the head rolling to distract himself. If you have a healthy baby who is growing well,then you have nothing to worry about. You could probably sing to him or play soothing music to distract him before he falls asleep.

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