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Is it normal for my 8 month old to shake or jerk?

Her legs vibrates like every few seconds when it happens

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Asked by Yolanda329 at 7:57 AM on Sep. 22, 2013 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I would say it is not normal....take her to her doctor and find out for sure....

    Answer by older at 8:16 AM on Sep. 22, 2013

  • Does not sound normal to me. Ask her doctor

    Answer by silverthreads at 8:23 AM on Sep. 22, 2013

  • are you sure she isn't having seizures?

    Answer by tnm786 at 8:24 AM on Sep. 22, 2013

  • I'm with tnm, have you asked her doctor? How long has this been going on? Those could be seizures.

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 8:28 AM on Sep. 22, 2013

  • Funny thing about babies. They are very small people.
    Yes, they sleep a lot, eat and poop but large people (adults) do the exact same things.

    So if an adult would ask a doctor about their own twitching/ shaking/ vibrating legs then an infant needs an adult to ask a doctor for them...

    Answer by feralxat at 9:09 AM on Sep. 22, 2013

  • Always ask your doctor.

    My youngest son had a leg that twitched at that age. I was so worried because it happened often. The doctor checked him out, and told me that it was common for babies to have twitches, they usually outgrow them, but they're normal.

    I STILL would ask the doctor about it, but hopefully that will calm your fears.

    Answer by ohwrite at 1:10 PM on Sep. 22, 2013

  • I'd ask the doc next time the baby has a visit.

    Answer by Ballad at 5:21 PM on Sep. 22, 2013

  • Wow. I don't think so. My baby does some goofy things though. Almost similar but she usually scrunches her nose and shakes her arms at me. I hope your doctor can tell you more. Look to see if baby is responsive to you during the shaking. I hope it is not seizures. Good luck!

    Answer by MoonFox4 at 1:15 PM on Sep. 23, 2013

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