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A 36-year-old male asked:

my 3 wk baby is with my fiance & mom away from me. they constantly have the tv on while baby is sleeping. would the constant noise from the tv cause her to have involuntary face and body spasms & what are the risk of this enviro on her development ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Wouldn't think so: A 3 wk old sleeps through a lot of outside noise & it matters little if it is machinery, a vacuum cleaner or a TV. Babies also have many spontaneous random movements of arms/face/legs that are normal. Truly abrupt spasms are a neurological disorder that requires investigation.

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Last updated Oct 13, 2019

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