If he's trying to get frustration out, then it might be best just to let him. He won't hurt himself, and he'll eventually grow out of it.
Wife to Nick
Mommy to Rylan(4-13-06) and
Mackenzie Leigh born June 28, 2008 8 lbs 7 oz 20 in.
7/21/07 1:57 P
lol, I don't think the spray bottle thing will work.. he's not a cat. It may distract him from what he's doing at the time but he'll do it again out of habit. My babe doesn't hit himself in the head but does bang it against the wall and says "ow" just to be cute. I think its a stage and he'll grow out of it.
Edited by: MANDYFROMNC at: 7/21/2007 (14:02)
Daniel Alan was born on April 16th - 8 days early. He was 6 lbs 6 oz. and 19 inches long.
Matthew Scott arrived on Nov. 27. 2007. He was 1 week and 6 days early! He weighed 6 lbs 10 oz and was 18 inches long.
7/20/07 9:30 P
Thanks for the advice. I started to wet him with a spray bottle when he does it and it has been working.
7/20/07 8:27 P
definately a frustration thing. Little ones dont know how to release their frustration properly. So by smacking themselves or others, is a way of releasing it. Just try to help bubs find other ways of releasing their frustration.
"Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect. It means you have decided to look beyond the imperfections."
6/27/07 10:44 P
Kassidy hits herself in the head alot too, especially when she is tired or grumpy. I don't really have any suggestions but wanted to let you know you aren't alone.
My husband used to bang his head against the wall and he turned out ok...
Kassidy Anne: 04/25/06 @ 1600
7 lbs 15 oz. 20 1/4 in.
Kellen Lee: 08/07/08 @ 0221
6 lbs 4 oz 18 in.
2 Weeks: 7 lbs 1 oz 19.5 in
4 Weeks: 8 lb 1 oz.
8 weeks: 10 lbs 10 oz. 22 in.
Help my 14 month old is hitting himself when he doesn't get his way or when he is tired, etc. Is there anyone's LO out there doing the same thing? I have heard about tantrums, but never hitting their self. He doesn't see anyone get hit, so I don't know where he got the idea.
BabyFit, BabyPoints, BabyPages and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
BABYFIT is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.