DD2 is 12 mths and has a habit of hitting herself, sometimes quite hard, on the side of her head with her hand, spoon or whatever else is lying about. Occasionally she makes herself cry.
This doesn't seem very clever to me and I've been trying to work out what she's up to. Remembered reading something about babies banging their heads against walls, floor, cot etc but \I can't remember what the "accepted wisdom" on this is. Can anyone explain/ does anyone have a view on whether DD's behaviour is something similar?
I don't know but mine does this too - well not hitting himself on the head but he does bang his head repeatedly against different surfaces while smiling. I think it might be because he likes the noise. On the other hand, it might just be because he's odd ...
i have another headbanger (13 months) - i made the mistake of laughing one time and now if he falls over and bangs his head by mistake, he makes sure i am watching and then gets down and bangs his head again a few times saying bang each time.
think he must like the noise and cant hurt really cause he doesnt ever cry with it. they're all nutters.