Head banging seems really bad; especially if it's your baby doing the self inflicted head banging. Honestly though, there's nothing...
Head banging seems really bad; especially if it's your baby doing the self inflicted head banging. Honestly though, there's nothing much to worry about. Many babies have oddball habits. Head banging is just one of them. Some babies like to hit their head on their crib, the wall, or fridge. Babies usually do this as a self soother. The repetitive motion is calming to them, and even though it looks bad, your baby is not going to harm his own head doing this. My son was not a head banger, but a head shaker, and he got over it by the age of two. Although, for the months he was into head shaking I felt like I had a baby bobble head on my hands. I read once that around 25% of all babies are into head banging, so your baby is not unique. The only time you should worry is if your baby has other major issues; such as, he won't ever look you in the eyes, he's non-communicative, he's rocking other parts of his body, or he hasn't stopped the head banging by the age of four years. In this cas, speak with your baby's peditrician. In all other case, try not to worry; just put on some tunes maybe and rock along with him.

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