I don't know if he does it on purpose, but my 2 yr old will jump on the bed and purposely fall face first and hold his face there for a while then he will move his face and gasp for air. then he would take on of his pillows and put it on top of his face and hold it there till i tell him to stop then i will explain to him why he should not do that. he would just smile and do it again. Help!!Answer Question
I would stop giving so much attention to it. It sounds like he enjoys your reaction. If he doesn't get your reaction he will find something else that will. Make sure he gets your attention for positive things. Just keep an eye on him when he does this but don't give him a response. He'll stop.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:58 PM on Apr. 14, 2009
Breathing is involuntary, so he probably won't do anything too harmful. When my son was little he'd pitch fits and hold his breath until he turned blue. It would freak me out. I told the doc about it and she told me to ignore him, even if he passed out, his body would resume breathing. That's what i did. He never passed out, but it took me ignoring the behavior, and not reacting to it, that made him stop. Once the audience was gone, it was no fun anymore.
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