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Oct
15
comment Why does my baby grind her face into my shoulder?
Welcome to the site, and good luck figuring your new baby out :). Your baby's burrowing does sound like the trapped wind @amy mentioned. As for the rocking and rolling head, you may be right with the strengthening. A lot of times at that age I feel like we as parents want to assign more motivation to their actions than they actually have. My second child did the kind of recreational head-swinging you're talking about, and I told myself he was just really curious. He may have just been excited to realize he had a neck :).
Jan
15
comment Why does my baby grind her face into my shoulder?
Interesting. This wasn't the case for my first, but I'll definitely keep it in mind for #2.
Jan
15
comment Why does my baby grind her face into my shoulder?
Good point. Initially I thought she was too frantic to be nestling, but what you're saying makes sense. She may just not be getting comfy quick enough.
Jan
15
comment Why does my baby grind her face into my shoulder?
She does do some side-diving when she's hungry for sure. When I said swinging, I meant more of a big windup en route to headbutting my collarbone or jaw. Finger in the mouth definitely helps, but we're working on the pacifier as a more sustainable comfort mechanism. Thanks.
Jan
15
comment Why does my baby grind her face into my shoulder?
Thanks for the insight. I guess as a new parent you just have to get used to debugging without a symbol table.