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My 11 month old daughter has just started to jerk back all the time. She is screaming while doing this. She is extremely unsettled and when she does manage to go to sleep she is only sleeping for an hour at day time and 3ish at night.
I tried laying her down in the bath, as she loves this, to check her stomach and she cried like someone was killing her
Would you all think this was just a passing thing, or recommend having her seen to?

Posted anonymously, 3rd June 2021

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  • Did you end up seeing someone about this? My 1 year old started doing this also. He would wake up from sleeping and scream and cry and just throw himself back. I can’t hold him or put him down as he just carries on. He is teething so no idea if that has to do with it but it’s so hard to calm him when he is like that.

  • It could mean that your baby needs to burp so try burping upright. Or it could mean that your baby just want a bit of floor time.

  • Not sure what it could be, but I’d ask my local doctor or midwife at your community centre.

  • In my experience, jerking back has meant trapped wind. However it could mean a few different things so I think you should see your family doctor just incase :)

  • I’m not sure if bub has jerking arms or legs as well but my daughter did that and i was told by my mum it was normal bub behaviour but I thought and still think she was having seizures and think it may be a possibility for your bub too. Please mention it to your specialist at check ups or make a doctors appointment.

  • I am not really sure because my babies haven’t done this before so I can’t really comment but I would book in to see the doctor for information or maybe contact the early childhood centre.

  • Id Call nurse on call or see a GP because it seems painful to her

  • Time to go to the GP I think

  • Maybe you should visit baby nurse and check that.

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