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Toddlers Hand Shakes When he Reaches for Something

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  • Posted By: stephburnett
  • April 25, 2009
  • 02:55 PM

I have just started to notice that when my 18 month old son reaches for a small piece of food off of his plate his whole hand starts shaking. I have just noticed it in the last 2 days and at supper the night before last it was really bad but lunch and supper yesterday it never happened. Today at breakfast it was doing it again but not as bad. He eats with his left hand but doesnt always use his fork, it is when he doesnt use his fork and he is reaching with his thumb and forfinger that it starts to shake. It only shakes when he is reaching and as soon as he lifts his hand back up to his mouth it stops. Is it just him getting control of his fine motor skills or is it something more serious???

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  • mostly likely getting control of his motor skills. If the plate is far from him when he is trying to grab a piece of food it could be from straining to reach something that he wants but it is not close enough to him to do so properly. Try putting the food as close to him as possible-without having it spill on the floor. he shouldn't have any problems when this is done. if so then talk to his pediatrician. like i said earlier, it's probably him trying to get a hold of his motor skills. there shouldn't be anything to worry about:)
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