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Prying Aunt!!!!!

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  • Posted By: vlreeves23
  • October 31, 2010
  • 09:44 PM

I have a concern with my niece's behavior! She was born September 7th this year! My concern is it seems to me she has involuntary hand movements, winding in her wrist, and her fingers move in odd ways...her fingers contort as if she is throwing up gang signs (sorry that's the only way I can really describe it)! She does not even seem interested in grasping anyone's fingers or really grasping for anything! Granted I know she is still very young, and this may just be the way she like's to do things in her young life! But I told her mom, who also happens to be a 1st time mom she should ask the doctor about it! She laughed and said I was goofy she acts perfectly fine and she's a happy baby! Which is very true, she is a very happy baby! Rarely do you hear her cry out for anything! But I guess the reason for my concern is my son was born 10 days after my niece and he was 3 weeks early and he has a grip that you wouldn't believe and he grasps anything close to his hand! I guess I just want to be sure if I should push the issue or if I should just leave it alone! Her mother is not concerned with it and she is with her day in and day out, I see her maybe once or twice a week! Any suggestions welcome even those that tell me to just mind my own business! Thanks guys!

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  • From what you are saying, there seems to be no real reason for concern.If she had a problem, her mother would most likely notice it.You could wait and see if you see anything in the future which may suggest a real problem.If she has a real problem, her mother will probably see it first.Don't invent problems when none exist.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 31, 2010
    • 10:14 PM
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  • I appreciate the post, I thought maybe I should just back off but I wanted to make sure! I have never seen a baby contort their hands so much, it was odd to see! Thanks!
    vlreeves23 1 Replies
    • November 1, 2010
    • 01:57 PM
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  • go to a clinic and ask then waiting can be to late if there is a problem maby the mother doesnt notice because she doesnt know better you are the older one ,or speak to her mother and even then she could not know better to
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 2, 2010
    • 06:24 AM
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  • My son was a lot like your niece. He has some learning disabilities and is also tong tied so it wouldn't hurt for your sister to talk to her doctor about it!
    Missy0712 2 Replies
    • November 3, 2010
    • 02:02 AM
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