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Can we get a pediatrician to weigh in on the year old babies hitting themselves? Thank you all for your input.


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Asked by Grammabiddy at 1:53 PM on Jul. 10, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • what do you mean hitting themselves? as in tantrums?

    Answer by GypsyMoon605 at 1:55 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • it's typically normal at that age gramma. i remember your post from yesterday. but if you'd like, just give the doc's office a call and talk to the advice nurse.

    Answer by armywife43 at 1:58 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • Our pediatrician told us it is because they know when they get hurt, you rush to them and calm them down, even if they got hurt doing something they should pnthsve been doing. It's sort of their way of getting the attention off the naughty thing they were doing. Our son use to slam his head on the floor and our doctor said that as long as it wasn't leaving a mark, or making him dizzy or act strange afterwards, to ignore the behavior, he was spnust wanting attention. It worked. After about 2 weeks of ignoring the behavior, he hasn't done it in over a year and a half.

    Answer by BabyBugsmama at 2:03 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

  • my daughter used to hit herself in the head or bang her head on the floor when she was mad. Our doc said to ignore it. He said after a while she would figure out that it hurt and wasnt getting her any attention.

    Answer by amymartinez0214 at 3:00 PM on Jul. 10, 2011

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