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Why does my 8 month old shake when shes upset or wants picked up?

Her whole body shakes like she can't control it and her arms and hands really do, as soon as you pick her up shes fine. But the shaking scares me, it looks scary to see.

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Asked by letlovegrow2524 at 1:06 AM on Apr. 23, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I would film this and bring it to her pediatrician. Good luck.

    Answer by Kword at 1:14 AM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • might take her to the doctor get her checked for seizures.. be safe and rule it out.. my son did that after my ex''s idiot boss gave him a drink of his tea and vodka.. turned out my boys allergic to alcohol and was having mini seizures..

    Answer by girlglow6 at 1:15 AM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • She does it when shes upset, or scared but I've never seen a baby do that before my other dd never did. I just worry about her because of her heart.

    Comment by letlovegrow2524 (original poster) at 1:20 AM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • Stress can sometimes cause mini seizures so I'd get it checked out.

    Answer by lizziebreath at 1:36 AM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • You should definitely take her to the doctor. Good luck!

    Answer by tiffanynichols at 2:07 AM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • Are you sure it isn't her way of showing fear? Maybe she gets scared when you don't pick her up fast enough. Try picking her up faster and see if the shaking stops quicker, too. I always knew when my son was scared because his lip would quiver. Maybe your daughter's physical fear response is to shake.

    Answer by RobotLady at 2:37 AM on Apr. 23, 2011

  • emocional effect

    Answer by GlitteribonMom at 11:25 PM on Apr. 23, 2011

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