Banging head on purpose?

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  1. Serene123

    Serene123 Guest

    I asked about her banging her head on the wall on purpose and everyone thought it was pretty normal but now she lays down on the wooden floor on her belly and smacks her head off the floor repeatedly then brusts out crying?!

    :shock: I'm actually really worried.
     
  2. sabby52

    sabby52 Mother, Nanny

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    I have a head banger but he doesnt cry he laughs, he will headbutt anything and everything and laugh his little head of at it, I have heard it is a normal stage and they grow out of it, only thing is Dec has now been doing it for almost 8 months !!!! Lol
     
  3. Serene123

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    She gets really frustrated before.. It's like she's taking out the frustration from not being able to talk on the floor :dohh:
     
  4. princess_bump

    princess_bump Happy Wife & Mumma!

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    i have a leg banger, maddi just lays down on the wooden floor or in her cot and bash her legs, i too think its frustration, though maddi finds it funny x
     
  5. AppleBlossom

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    Grace doesn't bas her head but she really bashes her feet off the floor to the point where people are like, she's going to hurt herself! But yet she carries on, not bothered in the slightest! Kids are odd
     
  6. xKimx

    xKimx Mummy :)

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    Yep Ciaran bangs his on anything :shrug: The wall the floor the couch :shock: I think its frustration with his gums being sore :shrug:
     
  7. x-amy-x

    x-amy-x Mammy

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    I wonder if she has a headache or something? Does she do it all the time or every now and again?

    xxx
     
  8. Serene123

    Serene123 Guest

    All the time :rofl:
     
  9. lillysmum

    lillysmum Mum of 2 cheeky monkeys

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    lilly never did anything like that but i've heard its pretty normal, some babies bang their heads against stuff others their legs or arms etc
     
  10. MoonMuffin

    MoonMuffin Mom of 2!

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    I don't know about when I was a baby, but when I was a little kid I'd always bang my head on the floor when I was mad :blush: I was a weird kid
     
  11. daniandbaby

    daniandbaby Pregnant-expecting

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    I used to bang my head off the walls when i was younger..crazy children lol
     
  12. bisbis

    bisbis Well-Known Member

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    I have a head banger as well, he went through banging his head on the floor and cot and i would stop him and tell him off (didnt know it was normal for some children)
    now he'll use his hands to hit his head when he's frusrated or upset, he still bangs his head on the cot sometimes.
     
  13. emma_27

    emma_27 Well-Known Member

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    Benn used to do this on my tiled kitchen floor!!! I was worried as well but it stopped when he got to about 12 months dont know why he did it though. He always had a bruised forehead!!! I put it down to fustration as well.
     
  14. ryder

    ryder Mum to Jasmine & Peyton

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  15. maddiwatts19

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    i dont really know cos Riley's still so young, but my mum and dad say i always used to bang mine on the glass door... :blush:


    explains a lot tbh.. :lol:
     
  16. Max&Mom

    Max&Mom Guest

    Although this may not be relevent but i worked with loads of puppy rescues and like babies puppies need constant entertainment ..they can play with there toys but will eventually become bored and frustrated some may even start doing repetitive behaviors to get attention .. which can eventually become a disorder ..

    you need to stop her when shes doing it , easy as distracting her with another object shes never seen ..like a shoe or a cover from a pot which she can bang and make noise with ..

    Most of the time this is what we would classify as Tension reducing habit disorders which can be the following Thumb sucking, Nail biting, Hair pulling, Head Banging, Air swallowing, Body Rocking, Hitting or biting themselves, Breath holding.

    sometimes it can be taken care of early enough buy finding what is triggering this behavior ..I would suggest giving her something new to play with or spending more time on the floor with her and playing games ..even if she wont pay attention to you she will know your there .
     

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