My 8 month old punches himself in the head.

Annie - posted on 05/23/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My son is almost 8 months and has starts punching himself in the heard as hard as he can. He mostly does it when he is tired, but always when the is drinking his bottle. i haven't talk to my ped yet. Does anyone else's baby do this?

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Evelyn - posted on 06/03/2010

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Many autistic children do this so I would suggest you contact his Pediatric immediately!

Annie - posted on 05/24/2010

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Thanks you Debbie, I will call the Dr. tomorrow. He has been doing it more and more. But still just when he is eating or tired. Now he has become very vocally frustrated all the time. I'm worried that he is getting his dad's temper. Gotta nip that fast!

Debbie - posted on 05/24/2010

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My daughter started hitting herself in the head when she was frustrated around 10 months old. Not as hard as she can, just really to communicate that she is mad. We found the more we reacted to it (telling her no, not to do that) the more she did. So we ignored her and she stoped. My advice would be to try to give him something else to do with his hands, and try ignoring this behavior. Def ask your dr about it.

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