Restless Hands Syndrome

One of the most precious moments are when a child is sleeping. They look so peaceful and adorable with their cute button noses and little breaths of air.


However, my son has been  going through a phase of Restless Hands Syndrome or RHS as  I like to call it. 


What would happen when breastfeeding.

Restless Hands Syndrome – When an infant or child is sleep but hands are restless and is looking for something familiar. It may be for their own comfort.

My son is 14.5  months old and he does know how to sleep in his crib by himself. But, sometimes if he wakes up in the middle of the night we let him into our bed to doze back off. Then the magic begins, all of a sudden there are two little hands feeling all over my face and fingers in my eyes and nose. Sometimes finger are rumbling in my arm pit. Why?? I don’t know. I told one of my friends about it and she said that it my be because he was breastfed.

I looked at my friend and said “THAT MAKES ABSOLUTE SENSE!”

When I was breastfeeding him he did always manage to reach his little hands into my mouth, i know very strange,  and now that he no longer has the comfort from breastfeeding, that’s as close as he can get to that comfort he once had. Ok, I’m not a doctor but that is one heck of diagnosis! (Yes, I am taking credit for what a friend told me)

If anyone else has the same or similar experience please respond. Thanks!

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