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  • Emma H

    May 3, 2024 at 11:33 pm

    Hey Maddie,

    It’s so exciting that she has learned to roll over! I love seeing them start to move around!

    Leg lifting and slamming are common in babies. As you mentioned, it can be a self-soothing technique. It can also happen because she is simply playing. She now has the core strength to lift her legs, and the crib mattresses, though firm, are great for bouncing their legs up and down!

    It’s usually best to ignore it unless she starts crying or seems distressed, as this gives her space to fall back asleep.

    I just wanted to quickly ask—if you place her in her crib during the day for some play, does she lift her legs and slam them down, or is this only something she does at night? If it’s only happening at night, do you feel like it is keeping her awake or waking her up?