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Why is my 9 month old banging his head ItsEasyIfYouTry 1 child; Florida 830 posts
1st Sep '12

Why is my 9 month old son intentionally banging his head on the wall and other hard surfaces? Anyone else's child do this?

JBug's*Mommy 1 child; Lafayette, Louisiana 762 posts
1st Sep '12

Mine! She's one.

*Turtles* Due July 27 (girl); 1 child; Someplace, UT, United States 6090 posts
1st Sep '12

My LO does this especially when he is angry. I just correct him.

♥Mj&Daryl♥ (boy); 2 kids; Spokane, Washington 2392 posts
1st Sep '12

Lol because he's 9 months old :) My 11 month old does this, and it's a learning thing with them. Mj also does it because he finds it hilarious, which just baffles me. But, he's not hurting himself, so I don't worry too much.

Momlette of 3 Due December 25 (girl); 3 kids; Ohio 25513 posts
1st Sep '12

My son did this too...floor, windows, walls...he stopped about 1-1 1/2...

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
1st Sep '12

Yea mine too. She is 8 months old. I did it as a baby and toddler to get intention. I used to fling myself on the floor too.

deleted 2 kids; Fort Wayne, Indiana 6874 posts
1st Sep '12

My daughter started that when she was 9mo. shes 3yrs and still does it when she gets mad lol

GL♣PC♥BC 3 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9408 posts
1st Sep '12

Could be out of frustration from not being able to communicate.. or even from being tired. Ive read that the rhythm of the banging is soothing

meℓissa♡ TTC since Sep 2014; 1 child; ., CA, United States 18056 posts
status 1st Sep '12

my son does it.

CakeBakin'Mama 34 kids; Indiana 678 posts
1st Sep '12

My son did it around that age and still does from time to time. He thinks it's hilarious! I asked his doc about it and she said that it's perfectly normal for most kids. They are just exploring the ways they can interact with the world. Crazy babies! :D

Nessy, Nova, and Bam Due March 4 (boy); 18 kids; 1 angel baby; Spokane, WA, United States 5241 posts
1st Sep '12

My daughter used to do this, I have a video of her when she was younger in her bouncy station thing, just banging her head on it. We thought it was funny until at the end of the video, she hit her mouth a little too hard and cried :( But after that she was fine again. Lol

♥Mj&Daryl♥ (boy); 2 kids; Spokane, Washington 2392 posts
2nd Sep '12
Quoting CakeBakin'Mama:" My son did it around that age and still does from time to time. He thinks it's hilarious! I asked his ... [snip!] ... that it's perfectly normal for most kids. They are just exploring the ways they can interact with the world. Crazy babies! :D"

No kidding! That's what my pedi said also :) He just finds it to be the funniest thing ever sometimes. He also does it when he's tired.