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Hand-flapping. Normal? thisunrest India 10364 posts
7th Apr '13

My niece is fifteen months old. Lately she's been flapping her hands constantly. Not just when she's mad, she'll be toddling around the room just flap-flap-flapping away. This makes me nervous.



Toddlers do things like this, right? Is it normal?

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50677 posts
7th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting thisunrest:</b>" My niece is fifteen months old. Lately she's been flapping her hands constantly. Not just when she's ... [snip!] ... around the room just flap-flap-flapping away. This makes me nervous. Toddlers do things like this, right? Is it normal?"</blockquote>




My kid is almost 15 months and does the same thing. It's a normal young toddler thing.

Severus Snape Due March 15; 1 child; Tennessee 3511 posts
7th Apr '13

LO is 15 months and does it all the time. Totally normal.

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
7th Apr '13

sounds like you're looking for something to be scared about.

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 8578 posts
7th Apr '13

umm that's pretty normal. My son is four and still does like that from time to time when he gets excited.

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5426 posts
7th Apr '13
Quoting *~AngelEyes~*:" umm that's pretty normal. My son is four and still does like that from time to time when he gets excited. "


This!!!! My 5 year old still does this sometimes lol. When he gets really excited and starts running around. There's absolutely nothing wrong with him.

thisunrest India 10364 posts
7th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Devil Duckie:</b>" sounds like you're looking for something to be scared about. "</blockquote>




Lol, I am a worry-wart, it's true.

Thanks everyone for your replies. It probably was a dumb question, I worry needlessly about a lot of things, it's just that I know several parents who's children are autistic and they do the same thing. When I went to my cousin's classroom ( she teaches children with different levels of autism) I saw the same thing.



She also told me that one in twenty children are diagnosed to be somewhere on the spectrum statistically. My best friend's six-year-old seemed like an average toddler at first, too, but he developed high-functioning autism and it's been so hard to want her struggle with him.



I'm just very nervous that my niece or nephew will have it. It's dumb, maybe, but I just get scared.

Devil Duckie 3 kids; New York 48700 posts
7th Apr '13
Quoting thisunrest:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Devil Duckie:</b>" sounds like you're looking for something to be scared about. "</blockquote> Lol, I am a worry-wart, it's true."


you need to relax or your going to give your child a complex.