Baby Shocked Like A Seizure?
at morning.rnI want to ask about what is happening to my baby who has just turned 3 months.rnWhy, my baby likes to be shocked, like a seizure? even though the baby is not asleep or there is a sound that startles him.rnWhat is the problem and what is the solution to my baby’s problem, right?rnPlease help.rnThank you.
First of all, I want to thank you for asking questions on HealthReplies.com. I will try to help answer your question,
In general, every newborn has a body reflex that will be owned, which usually appears in the form of a spontaneous response when given a stimulus. One of the reflexes possessed by infants aged 3 months to 6 months is the Moro reflex. This Moro reflex is a baby's startle reflex that occurs due to a shocking movement or sound where the baby will raise both hands or feet. This reflex usually disappears after 6 months of age.
Based on the description you describe, it seems that the shock experienced by your child is a form of the Moro reflex experienced by every baby until the age of 6 months. Of course this is normal. However, if the reflex experienced persists after the age of 6 months then you should consult the situation with your child's specialist doctor.
Here are some tips to space out the frequency of shock experienced by your child,
1. Swaddle the baby while sleeping but use a soft cloth and do not swaddle too tightly
2. Hidanri performs sudden movements near your baby which can often make you startle
3. Carry your baby until he falls asleep
4. Keep the atmosphere in your baby’s room quiet
Here's an article that you can read,
Don't worry the baby is often surprised
So much information that we can convey, hopefully this information can be useful to overcome your complaint.
dr. Radhianie Djan, BmedSc