A 28-year-old female asked about a male:
My one yr old constantly moves his thumb & fingers on his left hand & he likes to rock and hit his head. normal? his doc said to keep an eye on it. wh
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Oscar Novickanswered
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Rocking : Rocking can be a normal behavior for a one yearold favoring his left hand may mean he may turn out to be left handed.
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Dr. Johanna Frickeanswered
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 52 years experience
What his doctor : means is that it could be a form of self-stimulation, especially if he looks at his hand from an odd angle while doing so. Does he point with his index finger for desired objects, raise his arms to be picked up, respond consistently to his name, wave " bye" back when someone waves at him, mimic pat-a-cake & peek-a-boo? If not, call your state's Early Intervention Program for an assessment.
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Last updated Sep 9, 2017
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