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Title: head banging babies and toddlers
Post by: mom.kielsky on June 19, 2009, 09:13:34 am
hi mommies... question lang.  ginagawa din ba ng children nyo yung inuuntog niya yung ulo niya?  minsan sa sandalan pag nakaupo sya, minsan sa ulo ng may karga sa kanya.  worry ko lang kasi minsan napapalakas yung untog niya kaya nasasaktan sya.  tapos baka magkaron ng crack ang skull kakauntog.  e soft pa naman ang bones nila.  :-[

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Title: Re: inuuntog ng baby ko ulo niya... is this normal to all babies?
Post by: dej on June 19, 2009, 10:24:48 am
nakooh saken naman sis yung son ko pinapalo niya yung ulo niya..pinopompiang b.. yun.. sinasaway ko n lang..
Title: Re: inuuntog ng baby ko ulo niya... is this normal to all babies?
Post by: mom.kielsky on June 19, 2009, 10:36:42 am
minsan ganun din sya sis. pinapalo ng toys niya ulo niya.  tapos ipapakiss sa kin yung ulo niya pag nasaktan sya.  pagka-kiss ko, papaluin ulit tapos papakiss ulit. ay naku, inuulit lang ng inuulit!  kakaloka!
Title: Re: inuuntog ng baby ko ulo niya... is this normal to all babies?
Post by: BuildingBlocksClinic on June 19, 2009, 10:51:55 am
@ Mommy kielsky:

Hi po, You need to investigate when the behavior occurs and what causes it. It could be sensory, a way for him to communicate or a manipulative behavior.

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Title: Re: inuuntog ng baby ko ulo niya... is this normal to all babies?
Post by: mommy_ain on June 19, 2009, 11:03:42 am
ay ganyan din un bebe ko... sabi nga namin gumagana na naman un bad puyo niya hehe (2 kasi puyo nun little boy ko, tawag namin good puyo and bad puyo)  ;D
Title: Re: inuuntog ng baby ko ulo niya... is this normal to all babies?
Post by: Jary on June 19, 2009, 11:56:35 am
Ganito din si selene....pero pag galit lang siya..pag di nabigay ang gusto niya, inuuntog niya ang ulo niya..pero di naman malakas ang paguntog niya...
Title: Re: inuuntog ng baby ko ulo niya... is this normal to all babies?
Post by: Jennifer Arenajo on June 19, 2009, 02:27:38 pm

yung little boy namin ganyang ganyan - inuuntog ang ulo kapag hindi nasunod ang gusto... sinasaway ko pero ang mga lolo at lola niya - automatic na aaluin kaya hayun napapadalas tuloy  :-[
Title: Re: inuuntog ng baby ko ulo niya... is this normal to all babies?
Post by: andreismom on June 19, 2009, 03:18:12 pm
ganyan din yung son ko,,, parang natutuwa sya sa sounds ng pagkauntog,, pero d naman niya nilalakas kc takot din sya masaktan...
Title: Re: inuuntog ng baby ko ulo niya... is this normal to all babies?
Post by: BuildingBlocksClinic on June 19, 2009, 04:31:52 pm
to eradicate this behavior...technique: Systematic Ignoring. To prevent injury, try putting something soft behind them without them taking notice,divert their attention then throw in something soft.

No eye contact or slightest hint that you care that the behavior is occurring.Min. to No eye contact as they are really good in reading body language and facial expressions.

"Always ignore the behavior but not the child" ;)

Title: Re: inuuntog ng baby ko ulo niya... is this normal to all babies?
Post by: dadanya on June 19, 2009, 04:37:08 pm
this may not be true to all kids/babies, but it does happen. the son of my friend has this habit. i guess it can also be out of curiosity on their end. have you consulted with the pedia regarding this? they may have insights on how to prevent this and how to protect your child in case the habit is still there. you should ensure that the environment your son is in conducive and safe, in case the it takes time for your son to get rid of the habit.
Title: Re: inuuntog ng baby ko ulo niya... is this normal to all babies?
Post by: mariann on June 19, 2009, 11:53:04 pm
pag-tinotopak si iza ko or pag-hindi niya makuha gusto niya, nagse-self destruct siya. hahaha!  like, inuuntog ulo niya or she would pull her hair.  it's not new to me, ganun din kasi ako before. hehe!

but if your baby would just do that for no reason at all, then, he might have some pains in his head that he isn't able to tell you.
Title: Re: inuuntog ng baby ko ulo niya... is this normal to all babies?
Post by: Jennifer Arenajo on June 22, 2009, 02:31:31 pm

i tried to tell him (while looking at his eyes; talagang eye to eye contact) that he should not do it again kasi masasaktan lang sya at magkakabukol.

tapos tumingin talaga sya sa akin - titig na titig. then the next time na gagawin niya uli yun, i interrupted him and just said "no baby, no" masakit sige ka magkakabukol ka nyan (sabay hawak/himas sa ulo niya)

tumigil naman sya...nakakaintindi pala? ;)  takot din siguro masaktan  :)
Title: Re: inuuntog ng baby ko ulo niya... is this normal to all babies?
Post by: Luanne Dulay on June 23, 2009, 07:26:18 am
Hi! My daughter went through that phase too. Just ignore the behavior. Observe when they do that. Is it when they want something? Or when they get frustrated? Or maybe it's just their way of manipulating you. Don't give in. They are very smart. If they see that it worked and you gave in, they will do it again. That's what I did. And one time, she banged her head really hard that she got hurt, she never did it again. Hope it helped. Good luck. ;)
Title: Re: inuuntog ng baby ko ulo niya... is this normal to all babies?
Post by: Jennifer Arenajo on June 30, 2009, 05:11:31 pm
I had observed na mas nagiging fussy ang baby ko pag maraming tao or mas malakas ang loob niya mag lupasay if nandyan ang lolo at lola niya (my in-laws) kasi namna to the rescue talaga ang mga in-laws ko at baka daw masaktan pag inuntog ang ulo at masama daw yun pabayaan...  :(

Pero pag kami lang dalawa or sila lang amg-ama, nd naman sya masyadong maarte  ;)  Pero mas maarte sya pag nandyan kami mag-asawa plus his ate.. :o  idagdag mo pa kapag dumating ang lolo at lola  :-*

But in fairness, if nasa labas kami (mall, doctor) hindi masyadong tantrums niya...
Title: Re: inuuntog ng baby ko ulo niya... is this normal to all babies?
Post by: cyberBOB on July 13, 2009, 04:52:44 pm
ganyan din baby boy namin.

nung una kasi na.uuntog dahil di pa niya kabisado like pag nakatayo sa wall (gumagabay) & playing.. now, parang dahan.dahan niya nilalapit head niya para malaman kung gaano kalayo sya sa wall para di mauntog :-)

Title: Re: inuuntog ng baby ko ulo niya... is this normal to all babies?
Post by: aletha on July 13, 2009, 05:18:58 pm
Naku, si McCoy ganyan din! May times pa nga na hinahampas n'ya yung ulo n'ya e, yung parang naiinis s'ya sa sarili n'ya. Madalas din iuntog n'ya ulo n'ya sa ulo ko, pero hindi naman kalakasan. May times din na pag nauntog s'ya sa dingding, uulitin pa n'ya, yung gusto n'ya maramdaman ulit yung naramdaman n'ya sa pagkakauntog, tapos habang nilalapit n'ya ulo n'ya sa dingding, papikit-pikit s'ya.
May mga bata talagang sadista sa sarili nila no? ;D
Title: Re: inuuntog ng baby ko ulo niya... is this normal to all babies?
Post by: tooney14 on July 14, 2009, 05:38:15 am
i agree, lalo na pag nakadapa sila. worried nga ako kay baby manu baka lalong ma-pango nose niya. lagi niyang hinahampas sa bed pag nakadapa e..  ;D
Title: Re: inuuntog ng baby ko ulo niya... is this normal to all babies?
Post by: edwinjannluise on July 14, 2009, 01:58:32 pm
my son Luise is also like that inuuntog yun head niya minsan naman pinapalo, i observe this happens pag medyo upset sya, pag sinaway mo lalo p niya gagawin, pag may gusto sya na d mo binigay ganun din mnsan naman parang experiment lang niya kasi mnsan nakatawa pa pag untog niya sa wall yun head eh, minsan naman sa head ko...i've read sa isang article dumaraan daw talaga ang mga babies s gnyang stage, it's their way of expressing their emotions either natutuwa or naiinis...let's just be more alert pra nasasalo ntin yun head nila and lagyan nga ntin ng mlambot n bgay yun lugar n nag uuntog sila... ;)
Title: Re: inuuntog ng baby ko ulo niya... is this normal to all babies?
Post by: julianciv on July 15, 2009, 06:03:42 am
pare-pareho pala talaga mga babies natin na inuuntog din ang ulo. naku! ganyan din si julian, kapag naglalaro inuuntog niya ulo niya. pero hindi naman malakas, yung tipong nagpapapansin lang, hehe, ang daming kalokohan talaga ng mga babies natin... :)
Title: Re: inuuntog ng baby ko ulo niya... is this normal to all babies?
Post by: mommydyeni on July 16, 2009, 11:25:31 am
hi! my baby jelan is the same with your kids inuuntog dn niya ulo niya sa crib pero pag sinaway mo lalo gagawin with matching smile kakaloka talaga. though hindi naman malakas but it bothers me talaga.
Title: Re: inuuntog ng baby ko ulo niya... is this normal to all babies?
Post by: MamaKaye on July 25, 2009, 11:58:02 am
My son used to do that, we at first ignored his behavior but when it came to a point na he does it like when he's not even throwing tantrums, yun, we talked to him, both hid Dad and I ..we made sure that he gets the message by telling him how painful it was..but then he kept on doing it, we just let him be, taking care not to let himself get hurt too much, it's also a learning experience for them not use emotional blackmail to get what he wants from us. In a span of 4 months, he lost that behavior because we don't mind him, so he doesn't resolve in using that tactic....
Title: Re: inuuntog ng baby ko ulo niya... is this normal to all babies?
Post by: cutie_enzo on July 25, 2009, 12:03:00 pm
my baby enzo also does that. sa sofa, sa carpet...di ko na pinapansin kasi nung una nyang gawin, sinaway ko...aba eh lalong inuuntog...ok lang naman kasi malambot naman yun inuuntugan niya...one time, he did it on the wall....nasaktan siguro kaya medyo umiyak konti. since then, di na niya inuuntog sa hard objects. sa sofa na lang, carpet & sa legs namin ng daddy niya.
Title: Re: inuuntog ng baby ko ulo niya... is this normal to all babies?
Post by: MamaNilaJ on July 25, 2009, 01:48:30 pm
It's good to see this post, kasi nag-post na ako, mabuti nasabihan ako agad ni sis ilovegabe.
Same here, my 2nd son, lagi ganyan. Kapag may gusto sya na binawal namin at hindi talaga pwede. Meron nga din yung arte factor kapag nanjan MIL ko,kasi favorite sya nun lagi sya karga.
Try ko nga i-ignore, lagi kasi namin pinapansin, kasi madalas niya gawin parang papansin effect. For no reason lang bigla na lang iuuntog sa pader pero i noticed na mahina lang kasi sinasadya niya nga.
Title: Re: inuuntog ng baby ko ulo niya... is this normal to all babies?
Post by: ilovegabe on July 25, 2009, 02:26:01 pm
^ hinanap ko din mommy mamanilaJ, buti nakita mo  :)
Dami ng inputs at least hindi ka na magwoworry sobra  ;)
Title: Re: inuuntog ng baby ko ulo niya... is this normal to all babies?
Post by: MamaNilaJ on July 25, 2009, 10:38:47 pm
^ hinanap ko din mommy mamanilaJ, buti nakita mo  :)
Dami ng inputs at least hindi ka na magwoworry sobra  ;)
Thanks sis  :)
Title: Re: inuuntog ng baby ko ulo niya... is this normal to all babies?
Post by: mom.kielsky on July 31, 2009, 02:37:53 pm
naku, kala ko baby ko lang yung gumagawa ng ganito...  talaga pala dumadaan sa ganitong phase ang mga babies.  nung 1 time na hinahampas niya ng hand niya ang ulo niya, i remembered yung post ng isang mommy dito to ignore yung ginagawa ng son ko para tigilan niya.  pero worst pa yung nangyari!  nung di ko sya pinapansin, sabi niya sa kin... "mommy, mommy, mommy! (sigaw sya ng sigaw kasi di ko pa rin pinapansin!) hanggang sa nainis na rin siguro sya at lumapit sa sa wall, ayun dun niya inuntog ang ulo niya! nagkabukol tuloy!  siguro sabi niya sa sarili niya, o di pinansin mo rin ako!  kakaloka!

mula ngayon ibang technique na gamit ko.  kinakausap ko na lang sya ng masinsinan kaso sa ulo ko naman sya naguuntog.  mabuti na rin yun kesa naman iuntog niya ulit ulo sa wall!  ewan ko ba!  baby pa lang e parang spoiled na agad.
Title: banging her head
Post by: mommyniKYLIE on July 29, 2010, 06:34:45 am
mga sis, dami ko tanong. hehe. :)

kasi si baby ko,mahilig siya kapag nasa bed namen siya, uupo siya tapos parang magpapahulog. gets? parang gustong gusto niya lagi tumatalbog ulo niya? takot nga e.

masama ba yon? tapos lagi siya umiiling, tska nanggigigil.
Title: Re: banging her head
Post by: mommykay on July 29, 2010, 09:48:25 am
Sis pareho tayo baby ko din ganyan. 18 months n si levi, medyo na-outgrown na niya yung pagpagsak at pagtalbog talbog sa kama pero yung gigil thing ganun pa yung mga pets niya (stuffed toys po yun) laging basa kasi kinakagat ang nanggigigil siya.

We even made a bed extension para yung 3 sides ng bed wall to wall tapos yun walls namin may nakadikit na 3 layers rubber floor mats lahat para hindi siya mauntog tuwing nasa "talbog" tripping siya.
Title: baby ko lagi untog/inuuntog yung ulo niya...
Post by: pigeon on December 19, 2010, 11:39:09 pm
1 yr and 9mos na baby ko sometimes accidentally mauuntog siya or mnsan sadya niya talaga kaya nga sobrang bugbog na yung ulo niya pero ala nmang bukol ok naman siya at sobrang active.. kaya lang nag aalala pa din ako.. my ganito din b s mga babies nyo mga mommy? ganun b talaga sila??
Title: Re: head banging babies
Post by: clover. on June 08, 2011, 04:33:33 pm


ito ang problem ko these past few days. nagkalagnat kasi ang 2-yr old baby ko last week, pero ok na naman wala na. shempre medyo spoiled pag may sakit, pero mukhang natuluyan na ang bratinella. konting sita lang, nagagalit, mag-roll sa carpet --iignore ko lang sya, then gagapang na parang hampaslupa sa tiles na o sahig --ignore ko pa rin. then bigla iuuntog ang noo. nagkabukol na nga sya kaya natatakot ako kung ano puwede mangyari. kanina yung pisngi naman ang inihampas niya.

napacheckup ko na sa pedia na baka may iba pa nararamdaman, wala naman nakitang signs na nag-iipin or sore throat or whatever. napansin ko lang, pag maganda mood niya at may gusto sya na hindi pwede, dun sya magstart magwawala. gaya kahapon, natapo yung milk niya -so napasigaw ako kasi nagulat ako, ayun start ulit.  tulog lang ang pahinga, same story pag gising.

iniiwasan ko na nga sumigaw pag nagugulat, or mapasigaw, or anything na magtrigger ng toyo niya. but there are just things na hindi pwede iinsist, like dadalhin yung dog food sa play place niya, or cotton buds na isusuksok niya sa ears niya.

kung normal man ito sa toyo ng mga toddlers natin, e ang question ko is up to what point ito pwede itolerate?! o kailangan ba ipacheck yung mga ganito sa specialista ang ganitong behaviour?!
Title: Re: head banging babies
Post by: momsieblair on July 02, 2011, 01:40:21 am
ganon din si Sky ko,nagulat na lang ako inuntog niya head niya sa cabinet namin,pero once lang naman ngyari yon.kakagulat kasi lambot pa naman ulo ni baby.
Title: Re: head banging babies
Post by: jhoce on July 05, 2011, 03:31:35 pm
madami din pala dito kapareho ng anak ko. sabi nga ng sister ko na nag-aalaga sa kanya saka lang daw niya ginagawa yong pag-uuntog ng ulo niya pag andun ako. minsan tuloy napapalo ko sya kasi sa sobrang pag-alala ko baka kung mapano yong ulo niya o magkaron ng blood clot kasi lagi niya inuuntog lalo na pagnanagalit sya, pag may gusto sya na di ko agad maibigay sa kanya o di masunod yong gusto niya. malay natin kung sa paglaki nila saka magkaron ng masamang epekto yong pag uuntog nila ng ulo di ba? minsan nga nagkakabukol sya pag malakas yong pagkauntog niya. ang pinaka iiwasan ko lang talaga yong likod ng ulo niya yong iuuntog niya kasi delikado daw yon. ginagawa ko pag aaksyon na sya na iuntog ulo niya kinakarga ko na lang agad o susundin na lang yong gusto niya though alam ko di maganda yon kasi makakasanayan niya yon.. :(
Title: Re: head banging babies
Post by: happiestwoman on July 05, 2011, 03:47:15 pm
si baby ko naman mga sis minsan may habit sya na bigla niya papaluin yung ulo niya gamit yung kamay niya o di naman kaya isshake niya ng pagkabilis bilis yung ulo niya nagugulat na nga lang kame sknya pag sinasaway naman humihinto at hihikbi hikbi naman tapos uulitin niya ulit....ganun din ba mga babaies nyo?
Title: Re: head banging babies
Post by: jhoce on July 06, 2011, 04:10:43 pm
dati sis ginagawa ng baby ko yan pero ngayon yong ulo niya inuuntog niya
Title: Re: head banging babies
Post by: ahaninani on July 13, 2011, 04:25:03 pm
ganyan din baby ko for 2 months. pag hindi nasusunod or pag hindi niya nagagawa yung gusto niya, iuumpog ang ulo or papaluin yung ulo. ang ginawa ko, hina-high 5 ko pag pinapalo niya yung ulo niya and ihug ko sya kung iiumpog ulo niya and i'll advise her to have more patience. ayun, after 2 months, nawala na.. she is 2 years and 9 months now.
Title: Re: head banging babies
Post by: clover. on July 23, 2011, 11:47:39 pm
 :( :(   bumalik na naman yung ganitong bisyo ng baby ko. nawala sya for some time, dahil iniiwasan ko talaga na magalit sya or mairita that would end up banging her head on the floor. but there are just things na hindi niya dapat gawin, like yung petroleum jelly gagawing pomada (natulog kami last night na ang lagkit lagkit ng hair niya). tapos yung uubusin ang baby powder sa floor at gagawa ng snow angel, at naku ang popscicle 3x a day. nagagalit sya pag hindi nasusunofd ang gusto niya o pag sinasaway.

in 4 days time, sunod sunod ang bukol niya sa noo. kanina lang meron na naman, halos same spot lang nung nabukulan the other day.

again i'll ask you moms.. up to what extent do we ignore them once they throw tantrums. kasi nga sa case niya, habang iniignore ko yung toyo niya, e mag-uuntog ng ulo sa floor. kahit child proof ang house namin, gagapang sya sa tiles para gawin yun    :(
Title: Re: head banging babies
Post by: Errych on July 24, 2011, 01:32:20 pm
Use the following tips to stop your toddler's head-banging for good: (By Catherine Johnson, a yahoo! contributor)

Tip 1: Do Nothing. Simply ignore your toddler. He will stop head-banging when it hurts or when he gets bored.

Tip 2: A visit to a trusted doctor or pediatrician may be in order. A serious anger issue or a health problem may be the underlying cause of your toddler head-banging.

Use the following tips to stop your toddler's head-banging for good:

Tip 1: Do Nothing. Simply ignore your toddler. He will stop head-banging when it hurts or when he gets bored.

Tip 2: A visit to a trusted doctor or pediatrician may be in order. A serious anger issue or a health problem may be the underlying cause of your toddler head-banging.

Tip 3: Catch it before it happens. If you see the situation flaring up to the point you can predict that your toddler is going to act out by head-banging, tell her you know what is about to happen, and that this behavior is no longer acceptable. Direct your toddler's attention to something else.

Tip 4: DO NOT give in to your toddler. If your child is head-banging in anger or retaliation, she knows exhibiting this behavior really bothers you. So your child did not get her way for whatever reason... she needs to understand that head-banging is NOT the get-out-of-jail-free card. Each time you acquiesce to head-banging, you are only encouraging this behavior.

Tip 5: Removal. Remove your child from the head-banging zone. Change the scenery; try moving her outside. Or remove yourself. Walk away.

Tip 6: Warn friends and family of the possibility of your toddler head-banging. Do not let them be blindsided by your tyrant. Stop the play dates with other children (who can't defend themselves). Your child will soon get the picture: he must stop head-banging for friends and family (aka, society in general) to enjoy being around him.

Tip 7: Give more positive attention when your child is NOT head-banging. Your child may be crying out for attention and, although it's negative, head-banging (in your child's mind) is the only time you notice her.

Tip 8: Tell your child TO head-bang. How? In Making the Terrible Two's Terrific, John Rosemond suggests to, matter-of-factly, inform your child that when he head bangs, he must go to his room to do so. Even draw a loop on the wall, and tell him to make sure he bangs his head inside the circle. Crazy? Maybe... but once your child figures out that the head-banging behavior does not get under your skin like it used to, the novelty will wear off.

Tip 9: Reward the child when he DOES NOT head-bang. There will come a time when your toddler will get upset and not head-bang. Immediately, reward your child appropriately. Tell your toddler you know she is angry and you are proud of her showing her feelings in a way other than head-banging.

Tip 10: Eliminate something. While your toddler is playing, get on his level, and explain the type of behavior you expect. Let him know that it is OK to get upset, but NOT alright to head-bang. If he head-bangs, for any reason, he will lose a toy or freedom (choose something that will mean the most) for a set period of time. Then follow through with your promise.
Title: Re: head banging babies
Post by: mworx on July 30, 2011, 06:32:15 am
Yun kapatid, nung bata pa siya, inuumpog niya ulo niya sa sahig pag nagagalit siya.  So far, he 37yo wala naman effect kaya lang walang tiyaga magaaral dati pero super techie at parang scientist at business minded pa.
Title: Re: head banging babies
Post by: simplykristine08 on August 23, 2011, 03:35:43 am
Grabe din magtantrums si baby. Last month ko napansin na kapag hindi nasusunod ang gusto niya, nagpapapansin, napagalitan, or frustrated sya, iuuntog niya ang ulo niya sa kung san pwede iuntog. I asked pedia about this and she told me na iIgnore ko lang daw. She saw kasi one time etong gawain na to ni baby nung nasa clinic kame. And sabi niya, wag ako maggive-in sa gusto ni baby kasi it's a way daw of him to manipulate me. Wag ko daw pansinin at bigyan ng pillow or anything soft para dun sya mag head bang. Sa ngayon, hinahayaan ko ang gawain nyang to. Sana mawala na din to.
Title: Re: head banging babies
Post by: momzyj on August 23, 2011, 03:38:25 pm
ang baby ko rin inuuntog ang ulo minsan pag naglupasay pa sabay iuuntog ang gingwa ni daddy niya alam ng mangyayari sinsalo niya yung ulo. pag kaming 2 lang naman ang gingawa ko ineembrace ko na lang minsan sabay pigil sa ulo niya.
Title: Re: head banging babies
Post by: mommy irene on August 23, 2011, 06:48:53 pm
me too.. my son who just turned 1 last june, mahilig din mag untog ng ulo - sa crib at sa wall.. at first kumbaga parang dinuduyan duyan niya lang then kagabi, napalao ko sa puwet niya kasi inuuntog na niya sa wall - as in nadinig ko yung malakas na pag bang ng ulo niya.. worried kasi ako baka later on maging cause pa yun ng mga sakit sa ulo.. im not thinking na this is his way to manipultae us, make papansin or what in fact sagana siya sa pansin kasi nga napaka bubbly, smiling face at super cuddly siya kaso pag nag he-head bang siya, nakaka alarma na.. what do you think mga sis, will this trait will just go away or dapat na bang ipacheck agad or deadmahin na lang..

will this kind of attitude ba magkaka cause ng sakit sa ulo, i mean yung meningitis ba yun?.. nag woworry kasi ako eh.. feeling ata ni baby, kahoy or bato yung ulo niya.. tsk tsk tsk...
Title: Re: head banging babies
Post by: inker on August 23, 2011, 07:35:02 pm
^ I think there are a lot of reasons why babies do this, but being the mother and knowing your child best, you are the best judge as to why your baby does it.

In my case, it was not because of an illness or manipulation, although I also considered these. It started when my daughter noticed that her head bounced off the wall when she bumped on it the first time. Instead of crying, she sort of "tested" the wall again, this time bumping her head on the wall slowly. Natawa pa nga sya. Para sigurong tumatalbog yung ulo niya sa pakiramdam niya. When she did it again, I reprimanded her. She stopped, but she did it again the next day.

Sinasaway ko lang sya. I was telling her to stop the noise, para hindi niya maramdaman na worried ako :D  When she did it again the next day, I decided that I'll just pick her up, carry her for a while, at libangin sya para makalimutan niya yung dingding. This strategy worked :)
Title: Re: head banging babies
Post by: BlueAby on August 29, 2011, 08:12:01 pm
Hay naku mga sis, marami palang kaparehas ang baby ko. inuuntog niya rin head niya sa pader or sa lapag namin kapag may gusto syang ipilit sa akin. Kapag mahina, hinahayaan ko pa, pero kapag malakas na inaawat ko na talaga or pinapalo. Nagawa ko na kasi sa kanya before yung patakas na maglalagay ng unan pra dun siya manghead bang kaso nabubuko niya, kasi walang tunog. hehe. Ang kulit lang talaga, may time nga na sasabihin ko pa na... gusto mo ako pa mag-untog syo? lalakasan ko pa para mas ok. hehe
lalayo na yun sa akin. Or minsan sasabihin ko, "kapag di ka nagstop na iumpog yung head mo, magagalit si mama. Gusto mo bang magalit si mama?" sasabihin niya "ayaw po" sabay magsasabi na Love mama.. love mama... tapos yayakapin niya ako then kiss  ;)
Title: Re: head banging babies
Post by: Bry♥Shey on September 13, 2011, 01:22:35 am
naku he thinks na yun yung way para maging sweet ka sakain and yun yung way to attract attention. i suggest po na spend time with each other.
Title: Re: head banging babies
Post by: cottoncandy on September 13, 2011, 09:19:47 am
I's good to see this thread kasi I've been worried too for m son. Just like the other moms, he bangs his head to anything kapag galit and sometimes he bites anything too if he gets too frustrated. I have noticed that my baby is so impatient. Sabi ko nga i think pag laki niya he has to undergo anger management.

Mommies, is this something serious that I have to worry about? Is it best to see a a child behavior specialist to have it assessed? I am worried with this kind of behavior eh.. TIA
Title: Re: head banging babies
Post by: Bry♥Shey on September 14, 2011, 12:09:57 pm
I's good to see this thread kasi I've been worried too for m son. Just like the other moms, he bangs his head to anything kapag galit and sometimes he bites anything too if he gets too frustrated. I have noticed that my baby is so impatient. Sabi ko nga i think pag laki niya he has to undergo anger management.

Mommies, is this something serious that I have to worry about? Is it best to see a a child behavior specialist to have it assessed? I am worried with this kind of behavior eh.. TIA

usually pag ganito na. there are times siguro na you need to show him/her who's in authority. in our case kasi never naging ganyan daughter namin dahil alam niya kung sino ang susundin niya. madali din kasi siya kausap if we say na walang pera. hindi talaga siya bibilhin. sometimes we promise na bibilhin namin yun. pero hindi today. and then we make sure na tutuparin namin yun. if not today, next week, next month. basta pag nag promise ka. gawin mo.
Title: Re: head banging babies
Post by: @shleykaye on October 08, 2011, 11:03:08 am
naku sis ganyan din ang aking baby.. kapag hindi nasusunod ang gusto niya..pero      sa ngayon na avoid naman niya un..explain lang mabuti..
Title: Re: head banging babies
Post by: mommyandkiehla on October 08, 2011, 02:48:40 pm
Ginagawa yan ng pamangkin ko when he was cgro 2 yrs old. his pedia said hayaan daw masaktan para malaman ni baby na masakit nga then explain to him bakit hindi dapat gawin. natuto naman hindi na niya ginawa.

my baby din pinapalo niya head niya. may nabasa ako sa babycenter. minsan daw way ng babies un to sooth theirselves. like kpg inaantok na sila or may sipon. pero eventualy mawawala din.

pero siyempre kung nagiging malakas na and nakakaworry na baka may behavioral problem na kaya best is to bring him sa specialist.
Title: Re: head banging babies
Post by: alymme on October 11, 2011, 03:56:31 pm
Hi Sis, nagka ganyan din ang eldest ko before he turns 1yo, months din ang tinagal nun bago nawala. Nawala lang worry because my in-laws said nagmana daw sya sa younger brother ng hubby ko. I wonder also, is it really hereditary? Pero buti na lang nawala naman yung sa kanya, tama ka kaka worry nga, but i think ma oovercome din niya un.

Mom Mye
http://newfulltimemomjournal.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: head banging babies
Post by: smart.momi on October 21, 2011, 10:18:22 am
mommies, ako din worried about my friend's baby nong sinasabi niya naghhead banging daw baby niya.
when i have my baby ginagawa niya rin to ngayon. But according to the article i read sa SP Mag, i cant remember lang what month yun. It's a natural daw sa mga babies kasi it's their curious way to know how does it it feel. they will outgrow din naman to pero observe nyo rin babies nyo kasi baka too much na rin ginagawa nila and its not good anymore. when my baby do this, i told her not to do it kasi mommy will get sad pag ginawa niya ulit yun. so far effective naman:)
Title: Re: head banging babies
Post by: mommyandkiehla on October 21, 2011, 04:41:33 pm
hi mommies. i wrote here before that my nephew used to bang his head on the floor when he was 1 or 2 yrs old. and little by little nawala.

ngayon naeeperience ko naman same problem with my 1 yr old daughter. she just turned 1 2 weeks ago. kapag may gusto na hindi binigay or pgnabawalan bglabigla na lang hihiga at iuuntog ulo kahit saan. we went to her pedia yesterday and raised the concern. explanation: eto na ang tinatawag na terrible two na ngsisimula na at this point. sinusubukan tayo ng mga babies natin, siyempre nga naman db takot tyo kpg iuuntog nila sarili nila at ang result ibibigay gusto or matataranta which is un ang gusto nila. Alam ntin masakit pero subukan natin one time kpg nagwawala sila ihiga sila sa bed and dun nila untog sarili nila at hwag pansinin. or hayaan niyo sila iuntog ulo nila at masaktan, hayaan umiiyak for few minutes. kailangan nila kasi matutunan na masakit at di tama un para hindi ulitin. mawawala din mga mommies. yung iyak nila, iyak arte lang un. wala mali sa behavior nila, tinetest lang nila patience niyo. pero sympre kung 1 yr or 2 yrs na ganun bka nga may mali na.

gabay lang mga mommies!
Title: Re: inuuntog ng baby ko ulo niya... is this normal to all babies?
Post by: Anne Mercado on November 09, 2011, 08:22:46 pm
to eradicate this behavior...technique: Systematic Ignoring. To prevent injury, try putting something soft behind them without them taking notice,divert their attention then throw in something soft.

No eye contact or slightest hint that you care that the behavior is occurring.Min. to No eye contact as they are really good in reading body language and facial expressions.

"Always ignore the behavior but not the child" ;)

I completely agree that ignoring this behavior is key to stopping it (assuming the head banging is being done as an attention-seeking behavior and there is nothing else going on). But I think parents whose kids do this may find "ignoring" difficult since injuries to the head are quite worrisome.
Title: Re: head banging babies
Post by: mommyandkiehla on November 09, 2011, 08:28:23 pm
Thank God my baby stopped banging her head.
Title: Re: head banging babies
Post by: Anne Mercado on November 10, 2011, 11:46:36 pm
@mommyandkiehla - That's good to hear. I never experienced it with my kid but I can just imagine the frustration of seeing your kid hurt himself.
Title: Re: head banging babies
Post by: mikay_dl on November 17, 2011, 12:21:10 am
when my baby turned one he started banging his head on the wall. his pedia explained it's his way of getting attention. to the baby it is fun seeing us react to what he is doing. best way to deal with it is to tell him no firmly then divert attention.
Title: Re: head banging babies
Post by: toughmom moderator on May 23, 2012, 09:53:30 am
help him express his negative emotions appropriately, so he won’t turn on himself.
My son pulls his hair and bangs his head on the wall after he is reprimanded. Why does he do this?
(http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/images/site-alpha/articles/child-care/toddler_tantrums/tantrum-ci.jpg)
http://www.smartparenting.com.ph/kids/toddler/my-son-pulls-his-hair-and-bangs-his-head-on-the-wall-after-he-is-reprimanded-why-does-he-do-this
Title: Re: head banging babies
Post by: Anne Mercado on June 03, 2012, 01:19:12 am
Is your kid about 4 years old already? Because if he/she is... then it's easier to find out why he does this.

Whatever behavior a child chooses (even us adults) is a form of communication. Therefore we need to find out why she is choosing this mode of communication instead of using words.

It's possible that when your child bangs his head on the wall, you mind him immediately. He's is getting attention for it. So the bigger question is, why does he have to resort to that? And then a follow up question is why does he want your attention.

If you answer these questions, you can encourage him to use other safer modes of communication instead.

If you want to learn more about behavior, you can read this: http://goo.gl/3Nl6Y (http://goo.gl/3Nl6Y)

Hope this helps
Title: Re: head banging babies
Post by: danel_em on July 10, 2012, 11:20:07 pm
lately nag head bang ang 8month old baby ko, lagi niya ibabagsak yung head niya patalikod. Shes doing it everytime may gusto sya iparating. Ako naman c panic lahat gnagawa ko. Kinakarga ko kgad siya kc minsan uulit ulitin niya.
Title: Re: head banging babies
Post by: sachism on July 14, 2012, 03:40:22 pm
My daughter went thru this phase. Nabasa ko normal
Lang. She was about 1yo. Ngayon naman pag napapahiya sya say, nauntog sya accidentally tapos napansin ko iuuntog niya ulit pag nainis at napagsabihan. Nanadya.
Title: Nag uuntog ng ulopag galit baby ko
Post by: tina4278 on November 26, 2013, 11:24:25 am
Hello ulit, ask ko lang, un panganay ko may 3yo na sa dec 2013. So far, happy naman ako kasi medyo nakakapagsalita na sya, nasasabi na niya gusto niya, he can count 1-20, minsan chumachamba pa ng hanggan 25 hehe, nakakapag abc, nakkaka identify na din sya ng shapes, colors and objects around him.

Ang problema ko lang sa kanya, aside from potty training, is pag nagagalit sya, nag uuntog sya ng ulo. As in inuuntog niya tas iiyak. Minsan napapalo ko na kasi naloloka ako sa takot pag inuuntog ulo niya. Pero pag masaya naman sya ok naman sya. Minsan pag nagseselos siguro or di hya ma express gusto niya nag uuntog sya pag nafu frustrate sya.
May alam ba kayong solution sa pag untog ng ulo?

Di ko pa sya pinapa school, this coming june, ipapasok ko na sya sa nursery. :)
Title: Re: head banging babies and toddlers
Post by: Mommy Jazz on November 26, 2013, 01:16:39 pm
Merging topic "nag uuntog ng ulo" with this thread.
@Mommy tina, check out Anne Mercado's post on this page posted June 3.
Title: Re: head banging babies and toddlers
Post by: tina4278 on November 26, 2013, 03:51:26 pm
Thanks mommyjazz :) :) :)
Title: Behaviour
Post by: Roma Jaculbe on March 25, 2016, 12:51:11 am
Hello Mommies

Just wanted to ask any suggestion from you. I have a son aged 1 year and 7 months. Everytime he dont gets want he wants he always hit his head on the floor. Hope you could help me out mommies. I feel so scare everytime he do this.

TIA 😍😊
Title: Re: Behaviour
Post by: D B on April 05, 2016, 10:52:29 pm
Have you talked to your pedia about this? Also, kids usually mimic what they see so you also want to talk to people at home or make sure he's not seeing this on tv.
Title: Re: head banging babies and toddlers
Post by: Mommy Jazz on July 24, 2018, 10:46:03 pm
How to Handle 5 Toddler Habits That Make You Crazy With Worry
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Read about it on Smart Parenting. Click this link:
 https://www.smartparenting.com.ph/parenting/toddler/toddler-habits-worry-a00026-20180724?ref=parentchat