My 13th month old has recently started smacking himself in the head for a laugh. He will randomly hit himself on the forehead and then just start cracking up. If that's as far as it went I wouldn't be in a panic, I would just assume he was doing it as a cause and effect type of thing as we've all made the mistake of laughing at him for doing it at one time or another. What bothers me is that instead of just using his hands he's starting to use objects to hit himself, and rather hard, too. Today he began headbutting his Grandma. He doesn't do it out of frustration, as in he's never done it after or before getting upset. It just seems totally random. I'm not sure how I should respond to it. Do I tell him "no?" Or do I just ingore it and hopefully if he gets no attention in response whatsoever he'll quit? He is sociable, communicates well, and doesn't display any signs of delayed development. Cont'd....
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