My 2 yr old son Christopher still plays with my hair when he is about to fall asleep? Problem?

Samantha - posted on 10/02/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

3

19

0

My 2 yr old son Christopher still plays with my hair when he is about to fall asleep, and while he is drinking his sippy. I cant break him from this habit, he has to sleep with me or he screams like crazy.. what do i do??

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Ronni-Lee - posted on 10/02/2009

6

13

0

My 2yr old son likes to rub my ear when hes falling to sleep, and will do it when he wakes in the middle of the night. Its like a comfort thing, but yes when you are trying to have a good nights sleep, sometimes it can be a pain. If you would like him to stop playing with your hair, maybe there is something else you could get for him to sleep with that would be comforting for him. My niece use to love rubbing my sisters arm, and now that has been replaced with what she calls her binkie, my sisters old silky nightie. Or maybe your son will just grow out of it himself when he is ready. I have my 6yr old niece that still likes to rub her daddies face when she is ready to fall asleep. But it is something that when you get older, you will love that closeness you had with him!!! Its like your own special little bond!!!

This conversation has been closed to further comments

8 Comments

View replies by

Linda - posted on 04/20/2013

1

0

0

My 2 year old son needs to play with my hair, or any hair he can get his hands on to fall asleep or sooth him self when upset. l love that he gets comfort from it but at the same time it drives me crazy l have constant head aches. My grandma sowed a wig onto a teddy and once my son was in what l thought was a deep asleep l put my sons hands through the wig. But within 10min he woke up and said "daddy what did you do to mummy's hair." This didn't work. but it was funny, my son and l couldn't stop laughing. I wonder what else to try. or maybe l should just put up with it until he grows out of it.

Rachel - posted on 10/02/2009

5

20

0

You could always try and find something that is similar to the texture of your hair, He wouldnt be able to tell if its on your head or not.

[deleted account]

My daughter who is almost 21 played with my hair also. When she was an infant she would have her hand up in my hair at the back of my neck. Then one day i lifted my hair in front of the mirror and it was all broken off. LOL Well she slept with me till she was 13 b/c of divorce. ( I don't suggest it) LOL and she always played with my hair. Even when she was awake and on my lap or something. Well now she still will be staring into space or watching tv and she plays with her own hair, even when she is driving. Most of the time she is not even aware of it. Her daughter who is 2 twist her own hair and it is a problem cause she knots it up and it is thin and fine. I guess what I am saying is u probably can't break him from it. It is inborn, prob like sucking the thumb in the womb.

Mindy - posted on 10/02/2009

1

3

0

girl it is not a problem it is a confort zone and i know from more then just my child doing it to me cause my little girl play with my hair her hair anyones or any anmail that is close to her that is how i know she is sleepy she also sucks her thumb to i want that to stop but not the hair playing thing my hubson sucks on his tonge and plays with my hair to go to sleep sometime i think he is doing it to be funny but he likes hair and i think it is cute that my daughter has got the same jeans at my hubson so do not worry he will stop on his own.

Nicole - posted on 10/02/2009

11

12

1

Quoting Samantha:

Your right, i do embrace those moments when he is crying for my hair in the middle of the night, but it gets bothersome while im trying to sleep.


my 8 year old is a thrasher when he sleeps and so was his brother but i got more sleep than if i did it the other way. there are some very life like dolls out there with long hair. once asleep you could try putting his hand in there hair and see what happens. they are asleep so hopefully wont notice. good luck sleep well



 

Samantha - posted on 10/02/2009

3

19

0

Your right, i do embrace those moments when he is crying for my hair in the middle of the night, but it gets bothersome while im trying to sleep.

Nicole - posted on 10/02/2009

11

12

1

for me personally i had both my sons in my bed with me. one had to be stroked on the forehead till he fell asleep the other rubbed on the back. these are times are only for there younger years and when they pass you miss them. my eldest is now 20 and my youngest 8 who still loves to jump into bed with me when ever he can or if he wakes up at night. when these moments are gone they go forever and i miss them. it is always personal preference. there younger years only last a little while and they will alway remember them when they are older. when my eldest is very sick i do it and he smiles and remembers it. it is a treasured moment never to be taken away. there is controlled crying that i did once but niether of mine would do it they would scream till dawn and it would take days to compfort them that i would always be there for them and now they are older they know this is so ingrained with in them. it is your choice. the big thing with having a 2 year old is how much sleep you get to run around after them all day. good luck with what you decide.

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms