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At this rate will become as bald as my baby! (12 mo)

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goshreally Wed 08-Jun-11 11:23:45

...because he's always pulling it out and I don't know how to stop it. What's heartbreaking is that it's obviously a sign of affection (and he keeps holding it when I give him a bottle, or cuddle him before bed), but he doesn't realise how much it hurts sometimes! Keeping it out of his way is difficult when I pick him up even though it's not very long. Saying 'no' just seems to amuse him.

Any tips? Is it something they grow out of?

eversoslightlytired Wed 08-Jun-11 11:35:49

Are you able to just put it back with grips (I am assuming you cant do a ponytail) at those times?

goshreally Wed 08-Jun-11 11:41:50

I know he'd probably grab the grips to chew them (as he does with my glasses), or grab any loose strands. It's relentless.

Mummyloveskisses Thu 09-Jun-11 00:01:44

My DS (now 15 months) was the same and once I tied my hair up he started on his own! So I introduced a blankie and when he grabbed his hair I removed his fist and pushed the blankie in, he very quickly moved onto it and now both mine and his hair goes unpulled smile

goshreally Thu 09-Jun-11 10:23:37

Brilliant idea -- will try with a taggie today

narmada Fri 10-Jun-11 20:35:10

My DS is the same. Big handfuls of hair, or failing that, glasses if they're available. He has a full head of lovely curls at 7 months. I, meanwhile, am developing a widow's peak. No suggestions, just sympathy!

He also makes me laugh because every day without fail when I get him out of the car seat his little fat grabby hands go out for the leaves on the bushes and he rips a handful off before I can stop him. Every day. It's like groundhog day. DD was similarly grabby, but her objet was the loose wallpaper in the bathroom over her nappy mat.

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