Head banging...

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Head banging...
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Wed, 11-28-2007 - 2:24pm


I have a personal issue, but if it can promt some debate, I'm all for it. lol


My baby, who is exactly 14mo, does this head banging thing when he is angry (and throwing a tantrum).

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Ducky

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Wed, 11-28-2007 - 2:35pm

My last 2 did this, especially the last. He's 2 1/2 and doesn't do it much anymore, the peek was right around 2 and especially when we were at Disney World in June. He woudl bang his head on the ground, concrete especially or if we were holding him and he couldn't bang his head he would pull his hair and smack himself. He had his 2 year checkup the week after Disney and the Dr said he'll stop when he hurts himself bad enough. Apperently the perpetual goose egg he had on his forhead for 6-8 months wasn't hurting him enough! Like I said he hardly does it

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Wed, 11-28-2007 - 3:00pm

My mom was so worried about it she suggested Autism to me but I know he's fine, just the youngest of 6 and a little late to talk.


< Sigh>

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Ducky

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Wed, 11-28-2007 - 3:20pm
My dd did it briefly when she was 2 I think.

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Wed, 11-28-2007 - 3:31pm

They do it for attention....As soon as she realized she wasn't getting attention from it, she stopped.

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Wed, 11-28-2007 - 3:37pm

Mine wasn't doing

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Wed, 11-28-2007 - 3:43pm

Andrew started doing it at about that age.

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Wed, 11-28-2007 - 3:52pm
I know it seems so young but it is possible. Especially having older siblings.

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Wed, 11-28-2007 - 4:23pm

Concrete seemed to be Spencer's flooring of choice for head banging. He had a perpetual goose egg for 6-8 months!


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Wed, 11-28-2007 - 4:30pm
I think it is a sign of sensory issues usually. I have one friend who did this as a child. He also spoke late. He grew up to be a computer geek and has made millions. Anyway, can't offer much else, but I really think you should ask your ped for some advice.
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Wed, 11-28-2007 - 5:10pm
Dd did a fake cough at 8-10 weeks to get attention. She would do the cough, I would look at her and she would grin. I checked her several times, the cough was definitely fake and on purpose.

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