Just putting this out there to see if anyone has thoughts?
I'm here in NZ with my 6 month old grandson . I notice that at times he gets very agitated and tries to stretch his legs. I am able to give him relief by holding his feet very tightly and also his calves. I also hug him tightly into my chest. These actions seem to calm him.
Naturally, I'm thinking "restless legs"? He is breastfed but just starting on solids , so there could be an element of food triggers.
My first memories of rls are from being in torture on long flights between East Africa and UK when I was 5 yrs old. Both my parents are dead , so I can't ask them what my babyhood was like!
My question is - does anyone have any knowledge of rls in young children or whether there is anything in the literature on this.
Now! Stop choking on your fried kipper and put some thought into this!
Cheers.From stormy New Zealand.