4 doctors weighed in:
Does every baby that flaps his hands have autism or some other brain problem?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Timothy Gunn
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Hand flapping could be a passing stage.
It does not always indicate autism or brain disorder. It should likely be monitored for a period of time to see if it continues. Also, i would be more concerned if other symptoms were present at the same. For example, speech delay, lack of eye contact, lack of interest in their surroundings. Insistence on nonfunctional routines, etc.

In brief: No
Hand flapping could be a passing stage.
It does not always indicate autism or brain disorder. It should likely be monitored for a period of time to see if it continues. Also, i would be more concerned if other symptoms were present at the same. For example, speech delay, lack of eye contact, lack of interest in their surroundings. Insistence on nonfunctional routines, etc.
Dr. Timothy Gunn
Dr. Timothy Gunn
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
32 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors