Baby shaking head side to side
Created by 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
| 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.