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Can I help my headbanging child withot headgear?

Can I help my headbanging child withot headgear?

Yes: The cool design of the kids head makes it pretty tolerant to the headbanging. Its done either to get attention, release frustration or as a self stimulating behavior.They go through it without brain damage&if it hurts enough at any point they quit. You can watch them out of peripheral vision & not provide them with the direct eye contact they are trying to get. Over time they grow out of this. ...Read more

Head Banging (Definition)

Head banging is surprisingly common among toddlers. Possible causes include being in pain, seeking attention, frustration, ...Read more


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Does head banging mean that my child is in pain?

Does head banging mean that my child is in pain?

No: Head banging is ok if it happens once in a while, if a baby is otherwise normally developing, and the baby outgrows it and doesn't do it later. Babies like to interact with their environment, which includes hitting things with the hands, kicking things with the feet, and banging things with the head. However, in a baby who behaves oddly in any other way, headbanging may be a serious problem. ...Read more

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Who can treat my childs head banging and body rocking?

Who can treat my childs head banging and body rocking?

Depends: This maybe normal behavior, depending upon the age of your child, seen during temper tantrums. However, i would discuss the situation with your pediatrician to insure nothing else is underlying the behavior, especially if this is not a toddler.. ...Read more

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How can I treat problems from headbanging?

How can I treat problems from headbanging?

More Info: What are the problems you are trying to treat. Headbanging in kids is a form of temper tantrums usually. Rarely they are self stimulatory behaviors. Generally is harmless except for occasional bruising cosmetically. More info is needed. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from headbanging too hard?

Is it possible to die from headbanging too hard?

No: It is extremely difficult to cause serious damage from headbanging other than bumps and bruise.To generate damaging force is difficult as the brains self protection mechanism generally workds subconsciously. ...Read more

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How come i get bruises from headbanging?

How come i get bruises from headbanging?

Bruising: Whenever you have a impact to any part of your body, it is possible to get a bruise. Typically, children do not hit their heads hard enough to bruise. If you do hit your head hard enough, however, you will develop bruising. ...Read more

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How can I treat a head banging?

How can I treat a head banging?

Who's doing it?: A child with a neurodevelopmental disorder may injure himself & needs a helmet, a functional behavioral assessment + intensive behavioral intervention &/or medication. A neurotypical child won't hurt himself; ignore the behavior by moving him to a safe time-out area without talking or eye contact; set timer for 1 min/yr of age when quiet. It'll increase, then go away if no attention is given. ...Read more

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How can I treat an injury from head banging?

How can I treat an injury from head banging?

See below: The first treatment is to stop head banging. If there is a muscle or nerve damage from the repetitive nature of this action this will give the tissues time to recover. If there is injury inside the skull, that is to the brain, that is nearly impossible to treat. ...Read more

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What can result from head banging at bedtime at the age of 16?

What can result from head banging at bedtime at the age of 16?

See below: Head banging does not usually case any problems. However, this is a highly unusual behavior in a sixteen year old. Your child should be evaluated. ...Read more