i have been having a similar thing with my son who is 2yrs old and the other day i was changign his diaper and he seemed to pin his middle bits between his legs and was so stiff and i could not move him and i worried and pulled his hands and arms apart and he stopped. i noted he was also sweating as if he had to make an effort to do that. i am buffled myself and will be seeing our GP regardign this, i am concerned too!
Mum of toddler
Hi there, my daughter has been doing a similar behavior since she was 4-5 months old. It used to be she'd open up her mouth really wide, kind of stop breathing for a second and expel a little sound -it looked weird to me, but it was fairly occasional. I did ask our pediatrician but they told me not to worry about it.
Since then she's done it on and off, but added the clenched fists thing maybe by a year (or maybe she always did that and I didn't notice it). Now it still happens sometimes, usually when she seems to be overstimulated. it's almost like she's saying "Aah! too much input!" and has to stop and physically regulate herself or something. She can sometimes be very sensitive to sound/loud noises but overall is really normal, quite verbal and affectionate.
Has anyone who posted about their infant or toddler continued to have this issue? I also worry about it if it continues into school years. We are just getting ready for preschool in a few months, and I want to inform the teachers/parents so if they see it they don't worry/or freak out.
I also worry that my anxiety during pregnancy and in general has caused her to have an anxious/overwhelm response like this, which makes me feel pretty bad!! thanks for reading and responding. This page is so helpful to me. -Wanna be relaxed Mama
my daughter is almost 10 and she is experienceing the same kind of brhavior, except she does the whole tenceing up thing too and i ask her if she is doing that or is her body making her do it and she says its a feeling inside of her that comes out like that, she explains it almost like an excitment type of feeling....and she has been doing it for years she has almost smacked her face on the kitchen table at supper time. we have gone to see one doctor in salt lake city but they are all a joke in this part of the country. any ideas please!!
I am not a doctor but maybe it could be related to a seizure. I would definitely go to the doctor’s. Hopefully nothing serious but it’s always good to know.