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My baby is very jittery and frequently makes sudden, quick movements. Is this normal for an infant?

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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

This is sounds normal (especially if it is intermittent & not constant).
Your baby's central nervous system is not fully mature, and it is common for her to make short, jerky movements in response to sudden or loud noises. Most babies have a prominent "moro" reflex (a normal newborn "startle" reflex) that lasts up to 6 months of age. If persistent or severe (full body shaking) consult your doctor.

In brief: Yes

This is sounds normal (especially if it is intermittent & not constant).
Your baby's central nervous system is not fully mature, and it is common for her to make short, jerky movements in response to sudden or loud noises. Most babies have a prominent "moro" reflex (a normal newborn "startle" reflex) that lasts up to 6 months of age. If persistent or severe (full body shaking) consult your doctor.
Dr. Lisa Roberts
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Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Yes. Infants outgrow this behavior around 6-9 months of age.
This is part of their normal neurologic maturation.

In brief: Yes

Yes. Infants outgrow this behavior around 6-9 months of age.
This is part of their normal neurologic maturation.
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
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