My 8 month old DD sometimes shakes her head from side to side quite hard when she is overtired and fighting sleep. She does it in sets of about 5 or 6 quick shakes and it is hard to stop her.
I nurse her to sleep (not great I know but it only takes 5 minutes and then I put her down and I don't mind doing it) however on the occasions that she does this she is basically lifting her head off my arm and banging the side of her head back down again. I either try to limit the space she has to shake in or try to distract her by singing or something but she always gets 5 or 6 good shakes in.
I worry she will hurt herself. She falls asleep shortly afterwards and shows no ill effects - should I worry?
My DD did this loads from about 8-9 months and it's only now that I realise she has stopped completely. I was worried at the time but now looking back it seems quite sweet...she is 11 mths now and on to hair pulling and nipple-biting. Oh for the days of head-shaking!