My 3 month old is doing something really odd and worrying at night. After the first long stretch of sleep (about 4 hours), she starts scratching her head frantically. If I hold her arms she sometimes stops. But as soon as I let her go she starts scratching again. She does it in her sleep, but often wakes up as a result. I don't think it's actually itchy, she only does it at night. Seems emotional/self soothing to me. Has anyone been through a similar thing??
Sorry, I didn't mention, she was in sleepsuits with built-in mittens but because of all the rubbing she gave herself eczema all over her face... now she's without mittens and I keep her nails super short, so there is no eczema or actual scratches... but it looks so violent when she does it! I stopped using the cradle cap shampoo too cause I thought it may be causing the scratching, but no difference. It's just my gut feeling that it's not really itchy, but I can't now for sure