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Have your kids done this or do this?

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My son rocks hisself to sleep or hits his head on his pillow that he holds to get to sleep. Hes 2 and turning 3 soon. Hes been doing this since he first started sitting up. I have asked the doctor about it and she said its normal and that theres nothing wrong with it or him. Do any of your kids do that or did that?
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 10:48 AM
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sumannie
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:38 AM
Quoting Pink_Love:

Thank you. You can barely notice she does. If you don't pay attention to her left foot when she walks, then you'd never know. It turns in very slightly and she has Dystonia which draws her left arm up and in every once in awhile.

Quoting sumannie:

Quoting Pink_Love:

I honestly think it's soothing. When I was pregnant with DD1 I always rocked myself to sleep cuz she was so active in the womb so I would rock until she stopped kicking and I could go to sleep. Did u do anything like that?



Quoting sumannie:

Quoting Pink_Love:

Dd2 and Ds don't do this. Dd1 has since she was a couple months old, Idk if it ties into it or not but the biggest difference between my 3 is, Dd1 has cerebral palsy. She rocks and hits her head against the wall or whatever she can. I constantly wake up to a banging noise and it's always her
He does that sort of. I mean he rocks sitting in the floor against the wall or dresser or if hes sitting on a bed he bounces. I don't know if its just a soothing thing he likes doing or if its something tied into it. Sometimes I get woke up by him rocking and thats bc he tries to get back to sleep.
Now that I think about it I guess I did rock. lol. Idk I guess I did it without thinking. I used to always rock myself to sleep when I couldn't sleep. So I gess he got that from me. lol. (: Maybe I'm just over thinking. I just don't want anything to be wrong I guess. I'm sure you hear this a lot but I'm sorry your child has cerable palsy.
You're welcome. I guess it isn't that big of a deal then. I knew I guy thats a teacher, I had never had him but he has it and its very noticable. There was also a comedian that has it as well. How does it happen if you don't mind me asking.
sumannie
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:43 AM
Quoting robbinsroost:

My niece does it and my sister has been trying for a few years to get her to stop. She is ten now and her rocking has caused her whole bed to shake since she was about 5. She was doing it when my sister married her dad, but it got worse after she was molested by her bio moms BF. She does not do it much anymore, only when she is stressed.
I'm so sorry that happened! I guess that was her way of soothing herself. Ppl like that shouldn't even live!!! I cannot stand ppl that do that!
Pink_Love
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 11:52 AM
It usually stems from a cerebral injury during pregnancy or soon after birth. We determined that it was actually my blood that did it to her. 2 hours after she born, seemingly perfectly healthy, my doctor came in and said he was surprised I was able to carry her full term and that I didn't miscarry or have a stillborn. I was supposed to get a shot since I have the rh- blood factor but it wasn't noticed until after delivery. She wasn't diagnosed until 2010 (born in 05) up until then her pedi thought she was piegoned toed.

Quoting sumannie:

Quoting Pink_Love:

Thank you. You can barely notice she does. If you don't pay attention to her left foot when she walks, then you'd never know. It turns in very slightly and she has Dystonia which draws her left arm up and in every once in awhile.



Quoting sumannie:

Quoting Pink_Love:

I honestly think it's soothing. When I was pregnant with DD1 I always rocked myself to sleep cuz she was so active in the womb so I would rock until she stopped kicking and I could go to sleep. Did u do anything like that?





Quoting sumannie:

Quoting Pink_Love:

Dd2 and Ds don't do this. Dd1 has since she was a couple months old, Idk if it ties into it or not but the biggest difference between my 3 is, Dd1 has cerebral palsy. She rocks and hits her head against the wall or whatever she can. I constantly wake up to a banging noise and it's always her
He does that sort of. I mean he rocks sitting in the floor against the wall or dresser or if hes sitting on a bed he bounces. I don't know if its just a soothing thing he likes doing or if its something tied into it. Sometimes I get woke up by him rocking and thats bc he tries to get back to sleep.
Now that I think about it I guess I did rock. lol. Idk I guess I did it without thinking. I used to always rock myself to sleep when I couldn't sleep. So I gess he got that from me. lol. (: Maybe I'm just over thinking. I just don't want anything to be wrong I guess. I'm sure you hear this a lot but I'm sorry your child has cerable palsy.
You're welcome. I guess it isn't that big of a deal then. I knew I guy thats a teacher, I had never had him but he has it and its very noticable. There was also a comedian that has it as well. How does it happen if you don't mind me asking.
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corrinacs
by Platinum Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Not anything like that, but my children do roll into thier blankets to get themselves to sleep.  Caden hasn't done that lately but he's older (5).  But Leo does it.  

Love.Angie
by New Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 1:43 PM

 My kids don't do it at night, but if they are sitting on the couch, watching a movie or trying to fall alseep, they start bouncing against the back of the couch. All of them do it ( I assume the other 2 learned it from my oldest) buts its really weird and annoying if you are sitting next to them. lol I keep hoping they will just grow out of it.

Basherte
by Bronze Member on Oct. 10, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Mine started doing that a lot. I talked to his doctor about it, and other things mine was doing and we got early intervention to look at him to see what was going on. It's always good to get a second opinion. My son was diagnosed with autism spectrum. Not saying your child is in the spectrum, I"m not a doctor. But if he is on the spectrum the early the detection the better the odds for your child that your child will be able to learn to cope with those things that cause him to hit his head with a pillow. Does he like rough housing? Does he like being flipped a lot more than you think other kids your child's age does? There are a lot of questions. Please don't let this post from me scare you. I would just want a second opinion. Especially, since you think there might be something wrong or something not quite normal there. It's always best to know than to sit around and wonder.

sumannie
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 6:28 PM
Quoting Love.Angie:

 My kids don't do it at night, but if they are sitting on the couch, watching a movie or trying to fall alseep, they start bouncing against the back of the couch. All of them do it ( I assume the other 2 learned it from my oldest) buts its really weird and annoying if you are sitting next to them. lol I keep hoping they will just grow out of it.

I know right lol. I hope he grows out of it too.
MrsMetalMama
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 6:29 PM
My sons didn't and don't do that. is like an anger issue? like he is mad its bed time?
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sumannie
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 6:30 PM
Quoting Pink_Love:

It usually stems from a cerebral injury during pregnancy or soon after birth. We determined that it was actually my blood that did it to her. 2 hours after she born, seemingly perfectly healthy, my doctor came in and said he was surprised I was able to carry her full term and that I didn't miscarry or have a stillborn. I was supposed to get a shot since I have the rh- blood factor but it wasn't noticed until after delivery. She wasn't diagnosed until 2010 (born in 05) up until then her pedi thought she was piegoned toed.

Quoting sumannie:

Quoting Pink_Love:

Thank you. You can barely notice she does. If you don't pay attention to her left foot when she walks, then you'd never know. It turns in very slightly and she has Dystonia which draws her left arm up and in every once in awhile.



Quoting sumannie:

Quoting Pink_Love:

I honestly think it's soothing. When I was pregnant with DD1 I always rocked myself to sleep cuz she was so active in the womb so I would rock until she stopped kicking and I could go to sleep. Did u do anything like that?





Quoting sumannie:

Quoting Pink_Love:

Dd2 and Ds don't do this. Dd1 has since she was a couple months old, Idk if it ties into it or not but the biggest difference between my 3 is, Dd1 has cerebral palsy. She rocks and hits her head against the wall or whatever she can. I constantly wake up to a banging noise and it's always her
He does that sort of. I mean he rocks sitting in the floor against the wall or dresser or if hes sitting on a bed he bounces. I don't know if its just a soothing thing he likes doing or if its something tied into it. Sometimes I get woke up by him rocking and thats bc he tries to get back to sleep.
Now that I think about it I guess I did rock. lol. Idk I guess I did it without thinking. I used to always rock myself to sleep when I couldn't sleep. So I gess he got that from me. lol. (: Maybe I'm just over thinking. I just don't want anything to be wrong I guess. I'm sure you hear this a lot but I'm sorry your child has cerable palsy.
You're welcome. I guess it isn't that big of a deal then. I knew I guy thats a teacher, I had never had him but he has it and its very noticable. There was also a comedian that has it as well. How does it happen if you don't mind me asking.
Wow! Whats the rh blood factor?
sumannie
by on Oct. 10, 2012 at 6:33 PM
Quoting MrsMetalMama:

My sons didn't and don't do that. is like an anger issue? like he is mad its bed time?
Lol. No I mean he does it aggressively when hes mad or upset. He pretty much does it with everything.
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