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#1 LipStick

Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:33 PM

My daughter will be 15 months on the 26th of this month. I have a few questions regarding walking and toddlers who hit their head.

WALKING
She still isn't walking but has taken steps on her own and has stood up on her own too. I feel as though she needs more confidence in walking, just wondering how do I go about giving her more confidence? Whenever she takes steps on her own we always clap and tell her how clever she is and what a good girl she is to try to boost her confidence. She has the biggest smile on her face when she does take steps on her own - she just won't do it constantly! She started childcare today (sob sob) and her pants were so dirty within the first 10 mins of play! (I went with her today for an hour). IF anyone has any tips that would be greatly appreciated!

HEAD HITTING
I have noticed in the past month or so whenever she gets frustrated and if we say no to something she will hit her head either with her hands or with her toy or even go to hit it on the ground. This terrify s me as what if she passes out! I try to stop her when I am near but I'm not around her all the time and especially now with her starting childcare she won't be getting one on one time. So what I want to know is, has you LO done this and if so did it stop after a while?

#2 mnsr621

Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:51 PM

Kids walk at different ages, I don't think it is expected until they are about 2, DS1 walked at 14 months, DS2 at 16months and DD is 14months and not even close.

If you are really worried you can speak to your health nurse or GP.

DS2 was a very bad head basher, I used to put him in his cot as he wouldn't stop and at least the mattress was soft.  DD has also started doing it but only hits once, with her I say no and walk away as she wants attention, then she just sits there and cries.

I think the main thing is not to pick her up and cuddle her because she will think it is ok.  I would tell her no, and either walk away or move her to distract her, I would also speak to her day care and let them know what is going on, they may have some other suggestions.

DS2 took about 6 months to stop but he was an extreme case!

#3 IsolaBella

Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

16.5m , 17.5m and 19.5m walkers for my kids.

Also had head butters when frustrated. They would head butt the floor. Never had a child lose consciousness on me, that includes many falls etc. they are now 3,5,7. They grew out of it.

Edited by lsolaBella, 14 January 2013 - 07:57 PM.


#4 Guest_AllegraM_*

Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:05 PM

DS now walks most of the time at 15 months.

He is a handbanger too and whacks it on the tiled floors when he is tired or frustrated. As hard as it is, I ignore the behaviour, which is the quickest way for it to atop. He is getting better- he would  do about 10 hard bangs a few months ago and now rarely does more than two. He always has forehead bruises due to it!

#5 mummy.to.one

Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:23 PM

Kids do walk at all different ages. If she is taking steps on her own, it might just be a confidence issue like you say.

Lots of practice, we would get DS to walk to us and keep moving back so each time he would walk a bit further. Lots of praise.

The dirty pants, oh I remember those. DS would wear holes in his pants, his knees would be all rough and pants dirty. We just dealt with it, nothing you can do really. Buy cheap pants, that's what I did lol




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