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My son is 19mths old and tends to bash his head on everything. A lot of the time it looks like he is doing it on purpose. He will kneel on the floor and hit his head against the ground or he will throw himself backwards against objects. If i pick him up t

I think he might be doing it to make other people happy. Whenever he would fall over when he was starting to walk his Nan would laugh and tell him to get up and keep going like it was a kind of game. Also at night he will lay in his cot and kick the wall, not sure if that is related.

Jane ...
Answer: Hi, If his growth and development are otherwise fine, he's growing well and reaching all of his toddler milestones then you've probably got no reason to be concerned. It's reasonable then to consider this is most likely to be a behavioural issue. Is he doing it because he gets lots of attention when he does? Toddlers are very good at maximising ways to get attention and at 19 months he's learning, amongst other things, how to control his body and what he can do to get attention. Although it will be difficult it may be worth you considering walking away when he's bashing his head. But before you do this I think it's worthwhile having him checked over by your GP and/or CHN just to make sure that he's on track and there's not likely to be a physical reason for this behaviour. Including a check of his hearing and perhaps even his vision if warranted. Best Jane
Answered: 30 Jul 2015