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    Red face Anyone else's LO do this while feeding...

    Hello Ladies,

    My LO for about the last month, will swing her arm up and down repeatedly, whether it's hitting herself in the head, or my breasts, face, etc. she just keeps swinging that arm. Is this just a bad habit or a sign of something else?

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    That's normal. My daughter used to have the 'windmill arm' too. Sometimes if I held her hand she'd stop, or if I gave her something to fiddle with, like a button on my shirt or a necklace or something. Sometimes my hair. She stopped doing it about the same time she discovered playing with her hair- right around 6-7 months or so.
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    Yes, my DD does that as well! And, like the PP said, it does seem to have slowed down since she discovered her hair. Though, I think I like the swinging arm better b/c now she is pulling her hair. OUCH! Sometimes a necklace or the lace on my gown helps, but other times, she just prefers to flap like arm.
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    with pp. DS used to swing and hit himself in the head which drove me nuts! Now he just plays with my hair.
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    DD does this too! We call it flapping her wings...DH holds her up and pretends she's taking off
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    Yep! We call it "ax arm". Like norrasmommy said, holding her hand helps. I'll also hold my free hand up like I want her to high-5 me and she'll play with my hand and fingers.
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    He flapped for months, now he "picks" at things (including my breast )
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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*durhamgrrl View Post
    He flapped for months, now he "picks" at things (including my breast )
    The last few days DS has added in trying to rip my lips off. Fun.
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    My oldest son used to grab his toes and then bend his leg up and down while still holding on, my middle son used to rub my face and stick his fingers in my eye and mouth and up my nose as well and I can't wait to see the adorable quirks my my 8 week old will adopt! It's so funny the things they do that make them feel comfy and happy. And all of it normal I'm sure!
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    Default Re: Anyone else's LO do this while feeding...

    ds does this as well - hubby says it looks like someone who "fluffed" and is trying to get rid of the smell . He also swings his leg around - up by my chin, out away from me, on my shoulder, etc. Some days he holds his foot and bends it out then in, out, in, out, in . . .
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