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Mom asked: Is the child often shaking his head?
Some children often shake their heads, even hit their heads, sometimes swinging their body. This is normal with the child who likes to support him. This is the stimulus that children need to seek for vestibular phylogeny. The vestibule is the organ that maintains balance. Most babies have a stage of “self-stimulation” in the vestibule, which will make movements of jumping up and down and shaking their heads. 3% to 15% of babies also use their heads to hit other objects. Vestibular self-stimulation usually begins when the baby is 6 to 8 months old, which is also the time when the vestibular sensitivity peaks. This behavior can disappear in a short period of time, and it can last for a long time, and most of it disappears from 1 to 1.5 years old. The development of intelligence is accumulating, and the vestibular system is one of the earliest developmental sensations. It accounts for many parts of the early sensory experience of infants. These experiences may play a key role in the system and other senses and movements, so they also affect higher levels. Emotional development and cognitive abilities.
Your baby may have a tendency to shake his head at different stages of growth. Some mothers are nervous and anxious, while some mothers are totally inappropriate. The baby does not stop shaking his head. Is this phenomenon normal? Should the mother worry?
2 cases, baby shaking his head, parents should be careful
1, baby calcium deficiency
If your baby has calcium deficiency, some will also show up shaking his head. Because the baby is deficient in calcium, it will be sweaty, especially after sweating on the head, so that the head will continue to rub the pillow, which is the baby’s shaking phenomenon. If this phenomenon lasts for a long time, it will cause the hair in the back of the baby to become less, which is what we usually call “pillow baldness”.
remind: Infants and young children are vulnerable to calcium deficiency, often sweating, sleep is not stable, mental state is not good, crying at night; physical characteristics of the teeth delay, pillow baldness, chicken breast, bracelet, lower limb deformity, “O “shaped legs or “X” shaped legs, etc. If the baby often shakes his head, mothers should pay attention to observe whether the baby has these symptoms, if any, it is best to go to the hospital for related examinations, and pay more attention to the child to add calcium.
2, baby eczema
If the baby is checking his brain for normal development, he still shakes his head frequently and cries when he sleeps. This may be caused by skin diseases. Eczema is also one of the reasons why your baby shakes his head. A baby with eczema will not scratch it by hand, so you can only use it to shake it.
Eczema is a skin disease caused by allergies. If you get eczema, you will have skin desquamation, flushing, blisters, erosion, crusting and other symptoms, the range can affect the inner ear, outer ear and behind the ear skin.
Reminder: If your baby has eczema, you can’t let your baby scratch the skin at the eczema, which can cause bacterial infection of the skin. In addition, you should not wash the affected area with soap or hot water. Because soap and hot water wash off the oil on the skin surface, making the skin drier.
The phenomenon of shaking his head is roughly divided into the following cases:
1. The nervous system is not well developed.
In the neonatal period, the baby will often tremble, force the face to turn red, and shake the head. This is because the baby’s nervous system is not well developed, the nerve myelination is not completed, and the excitement is easy to spread, as the baby’s age grows. The improvement of the nervous system will gradually disappear, but if the baby has a high fever, convulsions may occur during febrile seizures. At this time, the shaking head must go to the hospital immediately.
2, indoor temperature is too high
When the baby is sleeping, he keeps shaking his head. It may be that the temperature in the room is too high, or the quilt is too much. The baby is too hot and itchy. In this case, it is necessary to pay attention to the ambient temperature of the baby to sleep, not to overheat.
The very special manifestation of eczema is that there is a noticeable itching sensation, and the baby often scratches his hand. If the baby does not grasp with his hands, he will shake it with his head. Therefore, it is necessary to treat eczema in time.
4, whether it is calcium deficiency
If the baby has calcium deficiency, some will also show that shaking his head, pay attention to observe whether the baby has sweating, nightingale, restless sleep, pillow baldness, etc. If there is any, it is best to go to the hospital for an examination to eliminate calcium deficiency. Possible.
5, the expression of demand
4-6 months at this stage to add food supplements to the baby, the baby will not accept the new food, there will be resistance to shake the head, hand push open to indicate not to eat. In addition, by seven or eight months, the baby’s ability to imitate is very strong. Sometimes the adult teaches the baby to “do not” and will use the shaking head to indicate that the baby will be happy to repeat the imitation when he just learns this movement. Other babies like to show their feelings about the rhythm of music by shaking their heads. If you simply shake your head, your baby’s mental condition is also very good. Don’t worry if there are no other abnormalities. As the baby grows older, the baby’s sense of independence becomes stronger and stronger, and the baby’s language understanding is getting better and better, but the language expression can’t be fully followed. When expressing his emotions, he also shakes his head. Said.
6, the expression of emotions
Infants in about 6 to 10 months will have a rhythmic swinging body (20%), head-on or shake their head (6%), or rhythmically tapping or even beating themselves. The rhythm can make them feel Pleasant or relieve unpleasant emotions, most babies are conscious when they appear, and their expressions are self-satisfied. These phenomena are also developing phenomena, related to the development of the nervous system, and also acts of self-comfort, usually normal. This phenomenon gradually disappears with age.
7, the balance system is not mature
A baby who likes to shake his head for 4-6 months is also a self-exercise of the baby’s vestibular function. Just provide a safe environment for your baby to practice. For example, letting the baby play with a swivel chair and a swing, and swinging on the big fitness ball before and after, can help the baby to promote the maturity and balance of the bilateral inner ear.
Baby’s different stages of growth will appear the phenomenon of the baby shaking his head. As a parent, it is necessary to treat this phenomenon differently. It is neither blind nor careless. It is necessary to carefully analyze the cause of the baby’s shaking his head. If it is caused by disease, it should be treated in time.