My little guy, who is about 13 months old, has a recent habit of banging his head against things. I don't understand it! Most of the time it's pretty light banging, but occasionally he will really whack himself and cry (right now he has a little goose egg on his forehead with a bruise... ). What the heck is going on? Have any of your babes gone through a head banging phase??? The only tactic I've really tried to discourage it is ignoring, though sometimes he bangs his head on mine or my chest and I have to tell him that hurts and I don't like it. For a while I was using it as an opportunity to try and teach him the sign for 'pain', saying 'ouch' while I signed it, and I think that may have encouraged him?? But why would he keep doing it if it hurts?
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12/20/02 at 1:55pm