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How can I get my son to stop "rocking"?

My son is going to be 3 this April (2009), and he in rocking back and forth. All the time, everywhere. He does it on the chairs so hard they travel across the room: he also does it so much in his highchair that he has a hug callous in the back of his head. I am worried. What should I do?

I have taken him to the pediatrician and they have said that he is fine, that he has no signs of Autism, but yet he rocks and really doesn't talk. I am very worried, and could it have been something I did wrong?!

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Asked by devinmendsen at 12:11 AM on Feb. 16, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • sounds like a kid having fun to do you react when he rocks?

    Answer by Mikayla_lynn at 12:13 AM on Feb. 16, 2009

  • What happens when you tell him to stop?

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 6:59 AM on Feb. 16, 2009

  • When we tell hime to stop, or even as much as move him from where he is rocking, he goes right back to doing it

    Answer by devinmendsen at 7:45 AM on Feb. 16, 2009

  • That was the biggest sign of my autistic nephew

    Answer by pattigioeli at 8:59 AM on Feb. 16, 2009

  • Maybe hes bored. Instead of letting him rock, introduce him to another activity... read a book, play with toys, eat a snack? Maybe its just a comfort thing for him and he does it when he is bored. Or, you may want to get a second opinion by another doctor to rule out autism

    Answer by xburtonchickx at 8:57 PM on Feb. 16, 2009

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