Head Movements Such As Shaking His Head In A 2 Month Old Baby?
I want to ask, my child is now 2 months old, when he was born he often shook his head quite quickly, wanted to be stopped but later like that again. His children are also not fussy, but often shake but not in certain conditions. At that time he was still in the hospital and he was asked by the doctor that he just wanted to find his mother’s nipples. Increasing age decreases and disappears but the shape of the head now peyang and my child is more comfortable facing the right because peyang to the left. Why does that have something to do with nerves? Then the peel can return to normal, right?
Hello Mrs. Adigna
The existence of head movements such as shaking his head in infants aged 2 months is not always caused by health problems, these movements can still be said to be natural if the movements are made there is a pause so that it does not continue to occur continuously, then when the baby is older enough Shaking head movements will stop when the baby responds to distractions such as being called or given brightly colored objects. And when the baby shakes his head, the baby does not appear in pain or become fussy, and there are no other complaints such as having a fever, not breastfeeding, or diarrhea.
If outside the condition, the child of Mrs. Adigna should be examined first by a pediatrician so that further examination can be done to ascertain what conditions are actually being experienced by her child so that she has the habit of shaking her head. As for some things that can be considered are the spasms / cramps of the neck muscles, nervous system disorders, or a type of seizure that only occurs in certain parts of the body.
The shape of the baby's head can occur because when the baby is going to / when the birth of the head bone is still soft enough so that when in the process of giving birth the baby's head is stressed such as the process of giving birth normally or too long sleeping in the supine position for hours then the baby's head will become peyang. The shape of a baby's head which is peyang can be permanent if during the hardening of the head's bone the shape of the head of the baby has not returned to the form that should be due to continuous pressure. So some of the efforts that can be done are
Change the position of sleep regularly to sleep to the right and left side alternately
Changing the position of sleep by placing objects that can attract attention, such as if the baby likes to pay attention to the window or fan then place the baby to be on the side of the expected sleep
Then do variations in carrying, such as by holding, sloping, or in an upright position
If the condition of the head peyang or the habit of shaking his head still continues then his child Mrs. Adigna is expected to be examined by a pediatrician so that further evaluation can be done.
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