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Why does my son pull on his hair when he is sleepy?

When my son gets tired he pulls on his hair like rubbing on it but actually pulling on his hair.

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Asked by Braysmom2008 at 3:17 PM on Oct. 23, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I don't know, but my son used to tug at his ears while he was nursing to sleep, sometimes he flaped his arm at the same time.

    Answer by AJmamma at 3:24 PM on Oct. 23, 2008

  • Aw.. Its just a tick.. My son does that to, he also tugs at his ears... I wouldnt worry... Sometimes my son will dig till his head bleeds... Doc said its just cause he was hot and tired...

    Answer by HottMamaRossx2 at 3:56 PM on Oct. 23, 2008

  • Miles does this too.....i think its normal...he will swat at his right ear and start playing with his hair...

    Answer by presley2004 at 4:12 PM on Oct. 23, 2008

  • my sons plays with his own hears or if my fiance is feeding him he plays with his facial hair

    Answer by ctsassy at 4:34 PM on Oct. 23, 2008

  • They do it because they are tired and frustrated, don't you pull your hair when you are frustrated? I know I do!

    Answer by NicTheArmyWife at 8:32 PM on Oct. 23, 2008

  • My daughter does the same thing.. I don't know why she does it. She also lays on her belly and wiggles her butt, when she is sleepy. Its pretty funny!


    Answer by JessicaRangel at 9:15 PM on Oct. 23, 2008

  • My son hits his head and chin with his fist.

    Answer by gcarter at 10:09 PM on Oct. 23, 2008

  • My daughter pulls my hair when she's tired. Much worse.. on me.. lol

    Answer by MomieToLexilu at 12:01 AM on Oct. 24, 2008

  • My son pulls his hair when I'm nursing him...wierd.

    Answer by LaurenKaye29 at 6:33 PM on Oct. 24, 2008

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