5 month old flailing arms

posted 3 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Are my 5 month old's flailing arms normal?
    Totally normal. Calm down. : (7 votes)
    54 %
    Sounds normal, but bring it up to the pediatrician. : (6 votes)
    46 %
    Not normal! Call ped right away! : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    5460 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @FloridaGatorBride:  Babies discover their various body parts in phases.  BabyDane still kind of flails a bit here and there with her arms (nearly 10 months old) but she has much more control over them at this point.  She sometimes will just feel around her in her crib for a blanket or something.  We have one of those little blanket with a stuffed animal head thingy-ma-bobs and she usually grabs onto that and goes back to sleep.

    If it’s concerning, bring it up with your pedi, but we had that to some degree and it storted itself out.

    Post # 4
    6633 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    This is completely normal.  If really still are concerned as pp said contact your doc.

    Post # 5
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’d consider it pretty normal! But if you’re worried, talk to your ped. That’s what they’re for!

    Post # 6
    972 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    This is normal. The autism/ arm-flapping thing is a concern with older kids, not infants. My son flapped around a lot, especially when he was nursing and it’s gone away as he gets older.

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