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Thread: OT: Baby easily startled- since last couple of days

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    Default OT: Baby easily startled- since last couple of days

    She is very jumpy- could this have anything to do with my diet or lack of some vitamin ? It is pretty distinct from the moro reflex- she literally JUMPS even with sounds she was previously comfortable with- like my normal voice....

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    Default Re: OT: Baby easily startled- since last couple of days

    how old is your LO?
    ~Jenn~


    mother of 2 boys!
    08/14/98~~03/20/08

    Birth: 7lbs 12oz, 1 year: 22lbs 11oz
    until he self-weaned 4 days before his third birthday ... still on occasion ... and happily

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    Default Re: OT: Baby easily startled- since last couple of days

    My first thought is a normal developmental stage. They go through a period where they are super easy to startle, then grow out of it in a month or two.
    DS 1/2006 9 lb. 2 oz. 22 in.
    DD 10/2008 8 lb, 2 oz. 20 in.

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    Default Re: OT: Baby easily startled- since last couple of days

    my son did that (way after he stopped being startled easily).
    i finally figured out he only really did it when he was real tired (like when he woke up or before bed) and when he was hungry (maybe low blood sugar??)

    once i figured that out i knew when to be real quiet and not talk, etc.

    hope that helps
    I'm Jamie, and im Proud to be:
    Carter's SAHM since 11-27-07 and now to Eli too, since 7-25-11
    Cody's Wife since 8-28-08

    and and

    my healthy boys don't get vaccines



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