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Is it normal that my child arches her back and thrusts backward when something's upset her?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

In early infancy the first muscles baby controls include those of head lifting & turning.
In addition thighs may flex and elbows often come in. Whether this is a reaction of displeasure, response to heartburn, gas or cramps it is more or less what an infant can do. As they mature their muscle control will allow different fittting behavior, although some continue to arch out of habit.

In brief: Yes

In early infancy the first muscles baby controls include those of head lifting & turning.
In addition thighs may flex and elbows often come in. Whether this is a reaction of displeasure, response to heartburn, gas or cramps it is more or less what an infant can do. As they mature their muscle control will allow different fittting behavior, although some continue to arch out of habit.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

This is a form of temper tantrum and is best ignored after making sure your child is not in a position to hurt herself.
Do not try to appease her by giving her what she wants or trying to not upset her. She is smart and will learn to manipulate you if allowed.

In brief: Yes

This is a form of temper tantrum and is best ignored after making sure your child is not in a position to hurt herself.
Do not try to appease her by giving her what she wants or trying to not upset her. She is smart and will learn to manipulate you if allowed.
Dr. Scott Katz
Dr. Scott Katz
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