17 Month Old GIRL Hitting herself! HELP

Cheyenne - posted on 04/01/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




My 17 month old is Very Smart and Very Alert but for the last 2 months she has been randomly scrunching her face and either pinching , biting and hitting herself or headbutting things , sometimes it is for attention other times she does it if you take something from her or give her trouble but sometimes she just does it out of nowhere , she is learning to speak , and can walk since 10 months she has always been very advanced in everything so i dont know what to think of this !
She also sometimes pinches and bites others for no reason , most of the time when she is told this is not good behavior she then hugs whoever it was she hurt but sometimes she seems off in her own world and oblivious to you telling her to stop ect ..
Also she has incredible attention to detail , ex she will not put her blocks away if they are stuck together , if you throw a toy in her block bag that is not a block she will take it out even if she dosnt see you do it , she notices everything and has an incredible memory
sometimes she is repetitive you can tell her no 800 times and she just dosnt give up ex. climbing up on things you take her down and she is right back up and she dosnt get tierd of this and there is no distracting her with anything else .. people crack jokes and say she has ocd but i dont find it funny and they worry me that maybe she does have some kind of problem,
I probably am over reacting , she is a happy healthy kid and my doctor is always amazed with what she is learning ect but im a parinoid 1st time mom who only wants the best for her baby , please any advise as to why she may be doing this or how i can help her or ways to show her it is wrong ect ,
i do not physically discipline her in any way she is always told with words what she is doing and why it is not good behavior and shown the appropriate behavior
if any one has had any expierence with this i would love to hear , is it just a phase or could it be more ..


Holly - posted on 04/02/2013




my daughter did that too when she was about that age, they don't know how to deal with their frustrations.... i had to tell her "stop doing that!" and help her calm down. she would hit herself in the head and pull at her hair... a few times if telling her "don't do that" and helping her calm down, she stopped.

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