My 2-year-old daughter has twisted her hair (particularly on the right side of the back of her head) since as far back as I can remember. She does with when she is tired, like my older son did with thumb-sucking. She even does it in her sleep! I get her to sleep and lay her down , thinking success - she fell asleep without twisting her hair, only to wake up in the morning with the hugest knot I ever saw or clumps of her hair missing.
I have tried timeouts when I catch her doing it, smacking her fingers when I catch her twisting, and ignoring it all together. She has long, lovely, curly hair (except in that one spot) and cutting it shorter is not an option as I think I would have to shave her head for that to have any affect.
Anyone else have a problem like this? Any suggestions on how to get her to stop?
Answer by Serafyna at 3:53 AM on Oct. 8, 2008
Answer by mjpX2 at 4:36 AM on Oct. 8, 2008
Answer by vsrillo at 11:44 AM on Oct. 8, 2008
Answer by Mrs.Bauer at 12:23 AM on Oct. 10, 2008