How to differentiate between convulsions and jittery movements in neonates?

Pattern . Babies normally have some erratic or jittery movements before they have smooth control of their muscles.The brain sends out random messages to all the various muscles to tone them and keep them ready for when baby will establish neurologic control. Seizures are not random but repetitive movements with a beating quality.Discuss with your peds at the next visit.
Can u stop them? Usually, a repetitive movement is more likely to be a seizure if it does not stop when you put your hand on that body part in an attempt to try to stop it. Either way, it warrants an evaluation by your pediatrician, or a phone call to the office at the very least.