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my baby nods his head kind of fast from front to back a lot an he just turned 10 months he's been doing it for a while. should i be concerned about anything? signs of autism? brain damage? i'm worried.

any help would be greatly appreciated

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:48 PM on Feb. 21, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • nope, hes just trying to figure out how his body works. he doesnt realize (or care) that he looks silly doing that. lol, dont worry.

    Answer by Chandra034 at 3:50 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • NO. Both of our boys did that too. I was worried about the same thing with our first son. But was assured it's normal.

    Answer by MommaM2 at 4:21 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • My dd is 5 months and I wouldve worried too, so I'm glad you posted this question.

    Answer by MamaChamp at 4:30 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • Sounds like he has figured out how to do something new. It's newness will wear off soon, just be patient.

    Answer by coala at 5:51 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • don't know about brain damage but my hubby does that. always has. he's mostly normal, brain wise. for a man.

    Answer by princezzmommie at 6:50 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • Probably just figured out something new he can do with his body. Ask his doctor though if you have doubts.

    Answer by IsaiahsMommy515 at 7:47 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • My son still does that. He's 14 months old, we just call it dancing since he does it more when he hears music. He started doing just the head first and now he has the knee bending and butt shaking down.

    Answer by bassyentihw at 8:43 PM on Feb. 21, 2009

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