14 month old Pulling our his own Hair! Help!

Kkrjrpleggett - posted on 07/20/2012 ( no moms have responded yet )

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How do I stop my son from pulling out his hair? He is pulling out fists full of hair at a time. He has done it so much he has a couple of bald spots! He does it sometimes, it seems, out of frustration when I tell him "no" about something. Other times, it seems to be just to get my attention, but still other times, there doesn't seem to be a reason, he does it and doesn't think about it. During diaper changes, while rocking to relax for nap time, any time really. The only times he doesn't do it is when we're playing, but again, if I tell him "no" he rips his hair out. I don't know what to do to stop him. I've tried holding his hands and telling him "don't pull out your hair, that hurts." But all that seems to do is upset him more and he pulls more as soon as I let him go. What do I do to stop this behavior?

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