Has anyone’s 6 month old twirled their wrist and feet a lot? What about frequently stiffening their arms and legs? He doesn’t roll from back to tummy or sit up, doesn’t hold his bottle nor reach to be picked up. He has been doing the wrist and stiffening thing for as long as I can remember. I made the terrible decision to google these things and now I’m convinced he has autism. He does smile and make eye contact. I’m totally consumed. If he does have it we will of course love him no matter what, but I guess I’m just looking for similar situations!? Please be kind. I’m already really, really struggling and scared.
It’s worth taking him in to see his doctor. It sounds like something my little brother used to do. He’s autistic, but the stiffening was something unrelated. Not trying to scare you, but go soon. It’s better to know if he’s just stretching to relieve growing pains or if it’s something else.
I would deffinelty make a appointment with the dr asap…even if nothing is wrong its worth finding out…n do not Google anything cuz it will give u worse case scenario
My son and grandson did and they’re fine
My first daughter did. She’s fine
My daughter did and she is perfectly fine as well . So did both neices and nephews .
Make an appointment with a good pediatrician. Stay off the internet . The only way to know what’s happening is to get a physician to look at him . Until then just love him and try to relax . However , if it is autism early intervention is important. I have seen amazing progress when caught early . Prayers for you and your family
My son used to and it was usually because he had gas
See a doctor. My son had Dystonia and that was one of his first issues.
Go to his DR!
You can type in a scratch and Google will say death. Relax make a dr appointment. My pediatrician has a 24/7 nurse line maybe call them.
Don’t be scared have faith a lot of babies do that take him go the dr so you an him will feel better
Sealing proproceptive input look it up
I wouldn’t worry.even if it’s autism,as long as it’s not life threatening,everything will be fine.
My son has always done weird things with his hands and legs. He’s 16 months now and perfectly fine. Talks nonstop and starting to really walk without help. He also didn’t sit up unassisted until 7 months, didn’t crawl until 10. He was evaluated by an occupational therapist and she said he was “perfect”. I know it’s hard not to stress. If you’re super worried definitely take him to the dr. He should be due for his check up soon right? Hugs to you momma
Also remember he’s only 6 months old. I personally feel like that would be WAY too soon to diagnose autism…he doesn’t even have most of his motor skills down yet.
See your pediatrician!
Go see a child. Neurologist. They test for neuro. disease ,autisum .The earlier you have a diagnosis, the better Your childs outlook. Im so sorry that you have these fears. I hope your wrong, but Like You said, You’ll love Your baby no matter what. God bless You.
Make a pediatric app. He should be hitting more milestones. I know all babies are different but there’s definitely a few milestones he should be hitting
My son stiffens out and it’s actually caused by gas. But you should make a doctor’s appointment as well. But also every child develops at different times. My son is almost 7 months and won’t hold a baba and hardly reaches for me to be picked up. But he rolls over and is on track with everything. If he wants it bad enough he will reach and get it. He also just discovered his voice box I think lol he talks non stop now. Be patient and try to be positive. You’re doing great mama.
My son was born 4 weeks early and he was delayed in absolutely everything. He was born with bilateral clubfoot and didn’t walk until he was two after a couple surgeries. I’m not sure about the wrist thing. I do have a cousin that’s autistic and he never hardly smiled and rarely made eye contact. Each child is different. If it’s consuming you talk to your pediatrician about it. I know how that feels.
My son who will be 4 in July use to twirl is hand and feet all the time. We use to think it was the cutest thing, but like you I was concerned as well. He’s perfectly fine today. Our dr said it’s a phase in some cases
My little guy does something akin to what you’re describing. He opens and closes his hands and moves them around and back and forth, and sometimes does it with his feet. Usually it’s when he is hungry or excited lol. I’ve always found it to be cute. He doesn’t exhibit any other autism signs, he smiles, laughs, loves people and isn’t shy in the least, babbles, has like a 7 word vocabulary not even a year old, etc. I read somewhere that babies under 2 can exhibit things that look like autism but it’s really just them adapting to being alive in this strange world and little quirks. By the age of 2 is when they start diagnosing, because any sooner may just be that. After 2 if those behaviors don’t fade then he or she may have autism, but if there is other signs of neurotypicality then if anything it is mild or scarcely symptomatic.
Lots of babies do “odd” things that could be symptoms of many different disorders. It’s probably nothing to be worried about, but discuss it with your pediatrician.
Baby’s let out anxiety differently…
My son did this and we were referred to a neurologist and discovered he has c.p
Time for U to take him to the Dr. Now
So you go and find out your child has Autism great the sooner you know the sooner you start treatment. It is Not the end of the world to have Autism. I have nephews, nieces, grandchildren, my Dad may have had it, my sister might, you deal with it. I went out and looked for a child to adopt with Autism. My entire career was teaching students with Autism back then not one child in my class had Autism but ten years later that is what it was called. Why is everyone afraid of Autism. 6 months is a little young for a diagnosis but quit worrying and go to the doctor. Worrying is not getting you help or treatment. God gave you this special child and he gave you the ability to deal with all the ups and downs that came with raising him, loving him, you can do it, you have already shown you are a good observer. Just keep doing what you are doing you will make it Autism or not.
If he has Autism, he has Autism. Don’t be afraid of it. They don’t test, typically, until 2. I can’t remember if my daughter with Autism did those things, but I look back almost 7 years later and I can see she was truly born with it. Autism is beautiful in so many ways, but theres no guarantee that’s what it is. Could just be a neurotypical, average infant.
I remember all three of my kids doing this. Most times the stiffening was due to gas.
I had this with my boys and I believe it is a reaction to stimuli as well as them trying to communicate. Usually the latter.
Go to a pediatrician and then to a neurologist. Don’t assume anything at this point.
Keep talking to him and keep him stimulated
My niece does this. She will roll her wrist and ankles at the same time and her body kind of stiffins when she is doing it. She has done it since she was a few months old. She is almost 7 now and still does it. They finally had it checked into and sent her to a specialist. I can’t remember what the name of the condition is, but it is an actual condition. She will do this when she gets super excited. Or the Dr. said kids will do it if they are scared. She can’t really control it and sometimes I don’t think she even realizes she is doing it. The kids at school have definitely noticed and are mean to her about it sometimes. I think babies will do it to an extent, but if it last past a year old, get it checked out.
6 months is WAY to early to make an accurate diagnosis of Autism. Drs usually will not make a diagnosis until age 4. All babies do different things to comfort and soothe them, and some can be strange things lol. My kids have always rocked themselves. Two of them rock/roll side to side while laying down and my other two rock while sitting up. My first born has a stuffed cat that he rubs the tail on his nose and still does it till this day and he’ll be 11. I wouldn’t let it keep you awake at night but like anything if it concerns you then ask his Dr at his next well baby check-up. I’m sure it’s nothing and just a quick that he does. Also the straighting of his arms and legs is most likely a reflex that babies have.
My son always twirled his hands and feet when he got excited. It was adorable! He did it from like 5 months to 9 months. He’s almost 1 now and doesn’t do it anymore because he’s found other ways to express himself since he’s getting older. My son also didn’t roll over back to front until 7 months and didn’t crawl until 10 months. I don’t think you have anything to worry about, and you can always ask his doctor!
Consult a paediatrician; take videos of behaviours that concern you to show them. Don’t look at the internet! Too young to diagnose autism. Hope all is well.
All children develop differently. Give him time