headbutting

Emma - posted on 11/20/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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basically my 18 month old head buts things on purpose constantly but never cries, i mean he head butts walls floors the fridge, door frames, windows, the t.v, highchair, table bloody everything! help me x

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Akeela - posted on 11/21/2009

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my son used to do the same thing...i knw wht u mean..it was soo frustrating!!!...but u knw wht...just ignore him...i knw its hard...but try it...not just once try it for one whole day or even 2 or 3..and just like magic it was gone..they do it to get attention...i knw its hard to believe..but it seriously works..it used to go on for months till i ignored it..and it vanished....good luck!!

Caryn - posted on 11/21/2009

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I think its just a phase. It something kids learn to do and for some reason they find it funny. My 5yr old did this when she was a toddler and now my 14mo old is starting to. Theres not really much you can do. If he's hitting his head on something that could possibly hurt him then just simply say "no that will hurt" and remove him from the area/room.

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Are you sure he isn't kissing them?



My 18 month old headbutts me because we look eyes and it looks funny when we are so close. But sometimes I see her doing the same thing to the TV or her bear. I think its just a learning thing myself...



My BGF's 17 month old however is a kissy freak! She kisses everything and you can hear her kiss it too! (if only I could teach mine the sound!)



Good luck and remember he's ok if he is a little gooffy. Just laugh with him! :)

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