I have an 18 month old and I just discovered that he rocks on his hands and knees for HOURS to fall asleep. I installed a video monitor last week so.I can keep an eye on him in his brand new big boy room and have found out he does this every night. I asked my three year old if he ever saw it because they shared a room and he rolled his eyes and.said all the time. Does any one elses kid.do.this? Anyone know why he does it? I want to talk to his doc, but he isnt in for the next week. Any input?
Seems normal to me, like rocking in a chair. A way of relaxing himself.
Should I leave it alone? Will it go away on its own? I'm not used to this odd behavior.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Butterfly8110:</b>" Should I leave it alone? Will it go away on its own? I'm not used to this odd behavior."</blockquote>
Bring it up to his pediatrician if you want. I don't know first hand, but it seems like a silly thing that a toddler would do, not that it means something is wrong.
Are you sure he's rocking himself TO sleep and not rocking IN his sleep? If he was truly awake for hours, you would think he would make some noise, you know?
It's actually pretty common. I've noticed it especially in kids who sleep on their stomachs with their butts in the air.
Thanks a billion. I'm just always worried about them. You know?
Could just be a focus thing. If I don't have either music or a tv on my mind will race and I will stay up for hours because of it. I have found if I have something to focus on it will calm my mind down and allow me to sleep.
My daughter does it. It's just a relaxation type of thing
Seems lke you have a 'self soothing' baby! Congrats mama ;)
See? That is why I always thought he fell asleep right after he stopped whining. Because he never made any sound. But on the monitor, you can clearly see his eyes are open. And I know he isnt asleep doing it because he will alternate flipping his pillow, playing with his sippy, rocking and sitting. He is awake during it. I did a little research on it and it says done babies do it in their sleep, but nothing about doing it to go to sleep. Did I rock him too much as a baby? Could that be why?