Repetitive actions, in current years, have been associated with autism. So, if you have a baby who rocks continually, overly...
Repetitive actions, in current years, have been associated with autism. So, if you have a baby who rocks continually, overly waves, or god forbid your baby is a little head banger you may be concerned. I had a little head banger myself, and sometimes it did concern me. However, not all baby repetition is a sign of anything potentially bad. Most babies love repetition because it's soothing for them. Rocking is one repetitive movement that has been more associated with autism than other repetitions - but don't worry too much. He's likely just rocking to rock out, not rocking because anything is wrong. If your baby does the following, you probably don't need to worry abut autism..
- Looks up when you talk to him.
- Responds to people calling his name.
- Makes eye contact.
- Babbles with you or to his toys.
- Loves to cuddle. Or at least doesn't shy away form physical contact.