Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Goggie | 2011/09/13

Q.

baby uptight

I have a five month old baby. I am worried because he is very stiff and stressed - his whole body after he wakes up - and this is everytime - is stiff and his eyes big - i am not sure what to do - is there anything I can give him to relax??

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

I am not sure from your question whether your baby son appears to be unusually stiff when compared to other babies of his age. Many babies may look a bit 'startled' and stretch when they wake up and this is entirely normal.
If his arms and legs appear unusually stiff and also if he seems to jerk his arms and legs at times or arch his back then he should be seen by his paediatrician. This is just to make certain that he is completely healthy.

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