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why do babies turn their heads from side to side rapidly when they are sleeping

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
Dreams: This most likely represents the rem stage of sleep, when your baby is dreaming.
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Dr. Neeta Jain
26 years experience Pediatrics
REM sleep: Most babies turn their heads side to side when they are going through different stages of sleep.
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Dr. Amir Azarnivar
38 years experience Endocrinology
Anxiety Disorder: If your face becomes like a "baby face", there is nothing to be worried about! as a matter of fact many women spend thousands of dollars in order to g ... Read More
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Dr. Dareen Siri faaaai facaai fisaai
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sweaty infant: Many babies are over bundled due to fear of the child getting cold. This can cause overheating and increase the risk of SIDS. Your infant should wear ... Read More
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Dr. Howard Kirschner
8 years experience Dentistry
Rule out teeth: Your pain symptoms are diverse, confused, and not specific. All you can do is rule-out the teeth as a source of your pain by going to the dentist and ... Read More
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Video: Please show a video to your pediatrician. This may be normal, but sometimes infant seizures may be very subtle. This symptom requires further investig ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: Infants have relatively more head surface area than adults and will dissipate any heat excess through their head/scalp to maintain normal body tempera ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Probably nothing: Babies usually breathe through the nose except for when crying, but if her nose is clogged up, she will breathe through her mouth. Make sure the nasal ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Moore
67 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: It is common for babies to spit up with feedings and/or with a change of position. Having it come out the nose is common. As long as baby is growing ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on age/posit: In the first 6m the neck is so short the baby must hold the head up & back to drop the jaw & mouth breathe. This is not a natural position so babies s ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Examination Needed: Age unknown. Positional flattening: can occur due to persistent pressure on an area of skull; association w/ torticollis; may need therapy & more. ... Read More
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