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Pandabear2048 posted:
my 2 year old son loves to swing things in his hands in a circle motion and I'm not to worried about it but someone cam up to me today and told me his son used to do that and his son has OCI or OCD one of those I'm not sure anyways I'm still not worried i just want to know if that's normal for a 2 year old.
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Pandabear2048 responded:
oh and my son is hard to get to sleep at night he refuses to take naps and we have to fight him at night to go to bed he just seems to have so much energy that he's consantly going like the energzer bunny can anyone give me advise please
 
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momuv4girls replied to Pandabear2048's response:
If any of your son's behavior seems odd or not quite on the development track, then I would suggest you taking your concerns to his pediatrician. He should be able to let you know if your worries are warranted or not.

As for the swinging things.....you could video him doing this (with your phone or other device) and bring that to the Dr. visit for him to see, because your son may not reciprocate the behavior in the office with the Dr. present.

Take care, and let us know how it goes!
-Kathleen
 
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Indiaguerita responded:
Does he play in an appropriate way with other toys?

Or does he spin the parts on every toy he has? Does he or can he do this for hours? Seemingly in a trance?

Does he do anything else that doesn't seem quite right to you?

Like the poster before me, definitely try to tape this behavior and show it to his pediatrician. That's a great way for her/him to see the behaviors and judge if there is any cause for concern.

As for the sleeping...some kids don't like to go to bed...or take naps...that in itself is not abnormal. What is abnormal is the inability to sleep or stay asleep. Does he sleep for extremely short periods of time? Does he sleep at all?

The two things that you mentioned (the spinning and the sleep issue) are definitely some signs of Autism...but if there are no other signs...I would not really be worried that much.

Talk to your pediatrician. That's your best bet.

-Laura
 
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Pandabear2048 replied to Indiaguerita's response:
thanks you guys have been very helpful and yes he does this with socks, keys some toys. and yes he could do it for hours sometimes i will be sitting there and he will just start spininng things around and does it for an hour or more like it entertain him keeps him quiet and when he's spinning the items around he has his mouth open like a fish face but more rounded not quit fishy face its hard to explain but im going to talk to his doctor about it.
 
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phoenix31674 replied to Pandabear2048's response:
definitely talk to his doc. The doc might refer you to an early intervention specialist who is used to evaluating young children as they go about their day in your home. This can be very beneficial since kids behave differently in an office setting. I would make sure you ask about this.

It may turn out to be nothing, but clearly you are now concerned and having a professional take a look can give you peace of mind. This service is provided free in all states.

Best of luck and hope this turns out to be nothing.


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