Why is my baby doing this?

@mermaidivy (15417)
United States
March 4, 2011 8:28am CST
My 5 months old son likes to kick his feet in a rhythmic motion and his head moves to the left and the right like a fish when falling asleeping especially when I put him to sleep on his crib at night... why is that? It takes me a while to stop and fall asleep, besides he seldom go to sleep on his own. Any ideas?
1 person likes this
6 responses
@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
4 Mar 11
Could be he is trying to keep moving so he will stay awake. My youngest granddaughter will do that. I could always tell when she wss about to fall asleep because she would start moving around alot. They are trying to stay awake because they are very interested in everything going on around them and dont want to miss anything.
1 person likes this
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
4 Mar 11
I thought about that as well becaue he fights hard when he sleeps, he won't just fall asleep straight.
1 person likes this
@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
4 Mar 11
It funny how they think that way. They just dont realize that they will alwys lose that battle. Sooner or later their little bodies fall asleep.
1 person likes this
• United States
5 Mar 11
It seems to be his comfort way of falling asleep. He will soon develop a steady sleeping pattern. I am not sure why he is doing it this way but he is fine. Babies at five months get more and more active and tend to want to sleep a bit less. It gets better and soon you can return to a normal sleeping pattern also.
1 person likes this
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
5 Mar 11
I hope he will get on a normal sleeping pattern soon
@marianne87 (3526)
4 Mar 11
My daughter is 6 months and she has only just stopped doing this. It bothered me at first because neither of my other kids did it, but I think it was just her way of settling herself before she sleeps. She has just moved into her own room, and now has a musical mobile which she watches while she's drifting off, but she still kicks her legs until she falls asleep, and turns herself sideways so her head and feet touch the cot sides!
1 person likes this
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
4 Mar 11
Yeah... he won't stop for a while until he gets tired... Thanks for sharing.
@ZaLife (27)
• Romania
4 Mar 11
all the children have's energy that run in them....Well all of us have been a chield and know how it is.I ideea should be that you should make him moves more the day.Try to tire him and night will sleep very fast;)
1 person likes this
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
4 Mar 11
I thought I could wear himout by putting him on tummy and bouncer but he sleeps does't sleep through the night, I guess I have to waituntil he will do that...
@junrapmian (2170)
• Philippines
6 Mar 11
Your baby has learned a new position and he's enjoying it that's why he keeps on doing it. As baby grows, he continuously learns new positions and he shows it to everybody. He could have seen it somewhere, you know babies imitate what they see. Let him and he will stop and fall asleep when he's tired.
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
7 Mar 11
Thanks for sharing.
@onlydia (2808)
• United States
5 Mar 11
Yes My son did that as well, and yes it does stop. That is how they loose there hair in the back and sides then it all come's back. I was so glad when my son started sleeping right away. I used to get up and make sure he was still breathing as he wasn't crying anymore. So yeah when he does stop then you will start getting up to see if he is OK. But don't get caught by him then it starts all over again. That happened to my friend. You have a greatnight
@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
5 Mar 11
Yeah yeah heis losing the hair on his back head