Can Babies Have Seizures?
Anyone can have a seizure, including newborns and babies. If you think your baby might have had a seizure, write down his symptoms and call your pediatrician immediately. Symptoms Perfectly healthy babies often have jerky movements that can be confused with a seizure. However, there are several ways to distinguish the difference between normal movements and a seizure. For example, does your baby always shake when you change her clothes? Then it’s probably her way of saying she doesn’t like getting her clothes changed. Many infants also shake when they first wake up. Are you able to prevent your baby from jerking or shaking? If you gently hold his arm and he still jerks, he may be having a seizure. Also notice the shape of the movements. Are they all on one side of the body? Do two limbs move the same way at the same time? This may also indicate a seizure. Is your baby responsive? With a seizure, she’s less likely to respond, especially if she’s a newborn. Causes Finding the underlying