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My son keeps grabbing his head.!

My son is 6 months old and has awesome hand eye coordination. But lately he has been grabbing the right side of his head and scratching pulling on his hair. what does it mean? should i be worried? I am a first time mommy so i freak out allot lol!

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Asked by vengels05 at 3:30 PM on Mar. 21, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I might take him to the doc to see if he has an ear infection. Has he been sick at all with a cold or anything? Once you rule that out, I would just chalk it up to exploration.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 3:33 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • IDK---but my niece does the same thing she is 14 mos. now and whenever she gets sleepy or excited etc. She grabs/scratches her head, specifically the right side. My sister doesn't worry because she says she has always done it...we still question it though.

    Answer by PurplWildFlower at 3:34 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • We have his 6 month well being tomorrow with our peditrician on base, he's teething but he has had an ear infection before. It might be another one our weather is super iffy it goes from warm to the negatives :( thanks for the help :)

    Comment by vengels05 (original poster) at 3:34 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • He just started it in the past couple weeks its not normal for him...

    Comment by vengels05 (original poster) at 3:35 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • My dd used to do that all the time. They are just feeling whats there, nothing to be concerned with. Just say "Yup thats your head" or "Hey you found your hair!"

    Answer by SabrenaLeigh at 3:40 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • my son did that also, he just liked to pull his hair i guess? i think its normal?

    Answer by akalei at 3:49 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • Oh and if he was whiny while doing it or cried or showed signes of stress I might get worried but otherwise its just a way for a baby to learn

    Answer by SabrenaLeigh at 3:53 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • Try keeping a hood or hat on his head and see if that makes a difference.

    Answer by CoffeeWriter at 6:57 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

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