How can you tell if your baby is overstimulated?
- If your newborn is overstimulated, you may see them:
- Appear limp with glassy eyes.
- Change colors and become red or splotchy.
- Cover their eyes or face.
- Cry excessively.
- Turn their head away.
- Wave or kick arms and legs in an agitated way.
What does overstimulation mean for a baby?
Similar to adults, babies can become overwhelmed by activities and environments. If your little one becomes fussy or starts crying while playing or out and about, it could be because they’re overstimulated.
Is overstimulation normal in babies?
Babies who are overstimulated for long periods have continuously high levels of these stress hormones flowing through their brains and research tells us that they are at risk of ongoing emotional and developmental difficulties.