Lo keeps punching herself in the head!

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  1. kellis

    kellis mum of 2

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    When she's having a bottle or when she's tired, i have to pin her arm down! Does anyone elses lo do this or have any ideas why she does it? I feel bad watching her smack herself lol
     
  2. sophie0909uk

    sophie0909uk mother of 1 x

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    I took to swaddling my son again because he does this if he is tired, or he pulls his ear/face.
    Maybe you could try it. Archie is asleep within 2 mins if he is swaddled.
    xx
     
  3. DrakensMom

    DrakensMom Mother of 1 and expecting

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    Mine used to do that too, he eventually stopped, but now he'll sit there and whack himself in the head with toys for fun.
     
  4. chubbin

    chubbin Proud mum of one

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    Mine went through a spell at around 6 months of whacking himself with his rainstick rattle on the leg. He would cause himself bruises! It worried me, but Ive only remembered he did it after reading your post, so it can't have gone on for too long. Hope it's the same for you :) xx
     
  5. shellie82

    shellie82 Well-Known Member

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    my son punches himself in the stomach and i worry he'll mark himself one day and ill be done for child abuse!!!

    i cant see how to stop him though :shrugs:
     
  6. emilyjade

    emilyjade mummy of two!

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    most probs she is expressing how she feels. D used to hit himself and bang his head when he was frustrated x
     
  7. kellis

    kellis mum of 2

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    i suppose it could be frustration but she is very calm while she does it? I suppose it will pass eventually like all the other little phases they have x
     
  8. meg79

    meg79 Well-Known Member

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    Mine does it when he is tired, I just swaddle and he is asleep within a few minutes! x
     
  9. RiverSong

    RiverSong Well-Known Member

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    Randomly, my lo punches his head when he has an ear infection, could this be a possibility?x
     
  10. kellis

    kellis mum of 2

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    I didn't think of that although she seems perfectly happy and not in pain but i'll definatley keep an eye on it.
     
  11. RiverSong

    RiverSong Well-Known Member

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    Im glad shes ok otherwise, ear infections can be horrid. Keep an eye out for increased ear wax, loose poo that sort of thing. They can be other symptoms.xxx
     

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