My daughter and son in law have recently returned from living in Africa with their 19 month old son. They now each work in London and have a nanny when they are both at work. They work different hours but they do get one day off together a week and my grandson is cared fro by a nanny then. I have been to stay ( I live an hour and a half away) a few times and look after him when I do. Saves them £££'s!
Anyway, this last time I was there, my grandson was doing something in his cot which I've never seen before. He was in the foetal position but on all fours, as it were, and sort of rubbing his forehead into the cot mattress and making a regular baby noise, like a gurgling noise but repetative all the time. I asked my son in law what he was doing and he said he's started doing it recently and he's asked his own mum about it and she'd said he'd done that as a child too. My worry is that it's some sort of insecure behaviour (a bit like a caged animal striding up and down). The two parents are totally loving, intelligent and concerned parents. However life at present isn't easy for them. Their son has to be left at times with a nanny and he doesn't have the continuity there. I know there will be no long term damage to him or anything like that but it's a behaviour I 've never seen before and wondered if anyone else has experienced it? I'd appreciate your input if you have any thoughts about this. He doesn't do it once he's out of his cot, but when I went to pick him up in the morning and in the middle of the night I heard him doing it too. Once he's up and about he is active and happy.
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