why do kids rock back and forth?
why do kids rock back and forth
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
It is usually done for self-soothing. Not all kids do this, but those that do usually will start at around 6 months of age and stop at around 3 years. Rocking in kids over three years old can be a sign of developmental disorders including autism. Rocking in kids over three is also common in post-institutionalized kids (children who spent time in orphanages). These kids never learned to accept soothing from adults and so tend to engage in more self-soothing behaviors.
Rocking is typically not a cause for concern unless it seems to be becoming excessive, the child rocks hard enough to hurt him/herself, or other behavioral problems are observed.
- Quiet RebelLv 61 decade ago
They like motion. My daughter basically rocks herself to sleep, so I'm glad kids rock back and forth. :)
- yLv 71 decade ago
It's not just kids you know, i still do it. It's a comfort motion just like someone else said.
- 1 decade ago
because their heads are too big for their bodies.Source(s): seriously.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
its a symptom of autism..borderline or not thats what it is