if he's not doing any other signs of autisim, he's not autistic. my mom tried to tell me DS was autistic b/c he bounced his head from 8 months old. he'll be 5 in Oct adn he STILL does it. its how he calms himself down- he does it when he gets mad, but it started as him self-soothing to go to bed.
TRY to keep something under/behind his head. DS was about his age when he started banging/bouncing his head against the wall- he'd get some bruises on the back of his head from how hard he was hitting it, but it didnt really phase him, but at the very least, try to.. or move him to the couch, if possible.
my doctor told me that it was common among children. pm me if you want.
at 3:44 PM on May. 5, 2010