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What does a seizure look like in a baby? mamiKrystal 4 kids; Hayward, California 738 posts
30th Aug '13

My baby is 5 months old, and healthy. Haven't had any issues what-so-ever with him yet.



It's hot today, and he's dressed very lightly in just shorts to keep him cool.



While I was breastfeeding him a little while ago, he all of a sudden started shaking. His eyes were closed, and he wasn't really swallowing anymore but hadn't unlatched quite yet. His arm that wasn't underneath my breast was shaking so hard and didn't stop when I held onto it. His whole head was shaking too. Is it possible that he just had a seizure? Could it be from the hot weather? Should I be frantically calling the doctor right now?

user banned Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
30th Aug '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting mamiKrystal:</b>" My baby is 5 months old, and healthy. Haven't had any issues what-so-ever with him yet. It's hot today, ... [snip!] ... it possible that he just had a seizure? Could it be from the hot weather? Should I be frantically calling the doctor right now?"</blockquote>



It sounds like a seizure and I would have called as soon as it happened.

mamiKrystal 4 kids; Hayward, California 738 posts
30th Aug '13
Quoting Nathaniel'sMom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting mamiKrystal:</b>" My baby is 5 months old, and healthy. Haven't ... [snip!] ... calling the doctor right now?"</blockquote> It sounds like a seizure and I would have called as soon as it happened."

It just happened like maybe 10 minutes ago, and I didn't want to freak out right away. I have two other young children that have to be fed and calmed down so I can actually have a phone conversation. but yes I plan to call my 24hr nurse phone hotline soon.

Alyssa ♥E,V,&A 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Pekin, IL, United States 2322 posts
30th Aug '13

this is ER worthy to me. I had a boyfriend in HS pass away from a seizure though so i don't take them lightly.

user banned 3 kids; Lincoln, Alabama 10353 posts
30th Aug '13

I'd bring him to get checked out

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31443 posts
30th Aug '13

Yes, that sounds like one. You nursing probably made it a lot easier for him.
I'd go ahead and take him in.

Lin Brown 2 kids; Tunnel Hill, Georgia 1804 posts
30th Aug '13

my SIL has them all the time and after my brother and husband found my brothers roommate/bestfriend face down after having a seizure and suffocated, no matter how mellow my SIL seizures are my brother calls 911. if it was my child, i would never wait

mamiKrystal 4 kids; Hayward, California 738 posts
30th Aug '13

Thanks for replying, I'm glad I posted this because I had no idea what to do. I called the nurse line and they said I should take him in, so my husband's on his way home now. He seems fine now, so now I'm just going crazy wondering what could be wrong with my baby.....??? :(

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
30th Aug '13

If that happened with DD I would be on my way to the ER right away. It could have been heatstroke but that isn't good at all get him seen ASAP

mamiKrystal 4 kids; Hayward, California 738 posts
30th Aug '13
Quoting Jeeper:" If that happened with DD I would be on my way to the ER right away. It could have been heatstroke but that isn't good at all get him seen ASAP"


I would too, but I don't have a car during the day, so have to wait for somebody to come home first.



Emma&Izaya's-mommy 2 kids; Indiana 6 posts
30th Aug '13



you need to take him to the er just to b on safe side

Trey&Genesis'momma 4 kids; 4 angel babies; Somewhere, IN, United States 4628 posts
30th Aug '13

I would absolutely take him in to be checked over. That doesn't sound good at all. I was gonna say that when my son was a baby, he would shake at times like that and I took him to his pedi bc seizures run in DH's side of the family. I was told at the time that he didn't think it was a seizure but it sure scared the crap out of me. The dr told me to watch him closely and see if it kept happening which it didn't after he was a baby so I'm not entirely sure what it was causing it. Hopefully your baby boy is okay! Seizures are nothing to play around with for sure. Good luck.

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
30th Aug '13
Quoting mamiKrystal:" I would too, but I don't have a car during the day, so have to wait for somebody to come home first. "

There isn't anyone you could call to take you? If I didn't have a car during the day my parents would come take me or her dad would have left work immediately to come and take us to the ER. If it happens again you should definitely be on the phone with 911

~Ba.zin.ga~ Due December 4 (girl); 1 child; Under your bed, OO, United States 3975 posts
30th Aug '13
Quoting Jeeper:" There isn't anyone you could call to take you? If I didn't have a car during the day my parents would ... [snip!] ... have left work immediately to come and take us to the ER. If it happens again you should definitely be on the phone with 911"


Hey I'm the OP's sister, she's at the hospital now but haven't heard anything yet.
Worried about my nephew :(

~Ba.zin.ga~ Due December 4 (girl); 1 child; Under your bed, OO, United States 3975 posts
30th Aug '13
Quoting mamiKrystal:" My baby is 5 months old, and healthy. Haven't had any issues what-so-ever with him yet. It's hot today, ... [snip!] ... it possible that he just had a seizure? Could it be from the hot weather? Should I be frantically calling the doctor right now?"


That's so scary :( I hope nothing's wrong, poor Angelito