To put it plainly, banging their head is a form of self-comfort, which most often leads to sleep. And for this reason, its not uncommon for some little ones to head bang to fall back asleep after waking up in the middle of the night. Of course, the sudden sound of banging at night might startle you.
Why does my baby like to hit his head?
Self-comfort. Most toddlers who bang their head do it to relax. The rhythmic motion helps them feel comfortable. Theyll often do it as theyre falling asleep, when they wake up in the middle of the night, or sometimes while theyre sleeping.
How do I stop my baby from hitting his head?
What can I do about it?Give your toddler your attention — but not when hes banging. Protect your child from injury. Try not to worry. Help foster your childs love of rhythm in other ways. Start a soothing bedtime routine. Consult a doctor if your childs behavior becomes worrisome.
Should I be worried about baby hitting head?
If your baby is showing any of these symptoms after experiencing an injury to their head, call 911 or take them to the nearest emergency room immediately: uncontrolled bleeding from a cut. a dent or bulging soft spot on the skull. excessive bruising and/or swelling.
How long should a baby stay up after hitting their head?
Youll need to hold it next to the bruise for about 20 minutes. Its common for babies to hit their head while exploring, and theyre usually back to their normal selves soon. However, keep an eye on your baby over the next 24 hours and if youre still worried, phone your doctor for advice.