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6 month old rubs and scratches face

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GSML Thu 13-Nov-14 23:39:47

Hello, I don't know if I'm in the right place but here we go. I have a 6 month old cheeky chappy he happy and content. When he is tired or frustrated he will rub or scratch his face its awful to watch and poor boy has given himself a few nasty scratches. I keep his nails short and when he has a particularly bad day i will put mits on him however he loves to play and explore his toys so don't want to put mits on him all the time. Any good advice from you lovely ladies on what I can do to stop him scratching would be greatly appreciated thank you!

MrsDeVere Fri 14-Nov-14 16:06:07

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LindsayS79 Fri 14-Nov-14 23:17:55

I agree he will grow out of it. My DD was terrible and I got scratch sleeves for bedtime which were a godsend. Like the above poster, DD still rubs her eyes and occasionally scratches, but at 16 months, she understands when I ask her to stop scratching.

UngratefulMoo Sun 16-Nov-14 09:02:33

Yes, my DD would poke her fingers in her eyes when she was tired and make herself cry. She also used to scratch her face. I just tried to keep her nails trimmed as much as I could and give her a cuddle when she started to get tired. She grew out of it - I mean, she still rubs her face but she has more control (15 months) and doesn't hurt herself anymore.

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