Hi! I have a quick question. My son is 6 months and one week old. He has always been a kneader, even since he was just a few weeks old. My question is that for the past couple of weeks he makes this gesture even when he is not nursing. He will do it when he is upset in the car seat, ready to get out of the high chair, etc. The motion that he makes looks like the gesture you would make to show someone how to rev up a motorcycle. He does it with both hands or one at a time. I know it sounds like nothing to be worried about but a friend mentioned that it resembled autistic "flapping" and so now I can't quit thinking about it. Since then I have also noticed that he does it so often! It is almost exclusively when he is upset (or getting close to being upset).
I am hoping this is just a way that he comforts himself, since it is something that he started doing while nursing as a newborn but I just need some reassurance!
Thanks so much, in advance