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What causes rapid leg movements in a child?

My son will be one on at the end of this month....When he is sitting he moves his legs rapidly and his feet with rub against each other he kinda does a cricket motion but he doesn it all the time and lots of people notice...is this type of movement normal? Will this cause problems for him when he walks?                                                                  
Thu, 30 Jul 2020
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Hi dear,

How is his overall development? Able to stand without support? Able to speak single worlds? Interested in group play with other kids?

Such movements, if of the same type always and repeatedly occurring, might suggest a stereotypical movement that can happen in conditions like autism variant or other developmental disorders, but this need a comprehensive direct evaluation before labelling. Kindly consult a nearby pediatrician or get back to us with details including a video recording.

Take care
Dr Muhammed Aslam, Paediatrician
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What causes rapid leg movements in a child?

Hi dear, How is his overall development? Able to stand without support? Able to speak single worlds? Interested in group play with other kids? Such movements, if of the same type always and repeatedly occurring, might suggest a stereotypical movement that can happen in conditions like autism variant or other developmental disorders, but this need a comprehensive direct evaluation before labelling. Kindly consult a nearby pediatrician or get back to us with details including a video recording. Take care Dr Muhammed Aslam, Paediatrician