Baby Pulling My Hair Out

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Gigi19 - January 18

My baby finds pleasure in pulling out my hair. It usually doesn't hurt, but sometimes she gets down right mean about it. She pulls with all her might and isn't happy till she gets some out. I don't know what to do anymore. She's 9 months old. I have told her no, I have pulled away. She only does this to me and my sister. Any thoughts?

 

ashtynsmom - January 18

Pull her hair back. I know that sounds cruel, but that is all that would work with my niece. My dd is very sensitive, and when she hurts me, I act like I am crying and say that she really hurt Mommy when she did that ( pull hair, hit, bite). She puts her little lip out and pouts right along with me, then she hugs me. She is so sweet!! Maybe try one of these techniques??

 

kellens mom - January 18

We found dd a stuffed animal with really long hair (3 to 4 inches). When she has the desire to play (pull) hair, we give her the toy. It seems to sooth her and she is content. Her toy is actually a porcupine puppet made by Folkmanis. The other long hair one we have is a skunk (also by folkmanis). People love the fact that she is carrying around porcupine instead of a teddy bear. I am a biologist, so they attribute it to "mommy" - which is somewhat true because I like to collect puppets that are non-traditional. I guess I can't bring myself to pull her hair because she is so little still. Maybe if she were a lot older and understood action/reaction. I think my dd is too little for that now.

 

Gigi19 - January 18

Thanks for your suggestions. I am going to try the long haired stuffed animal. I have tried the pulling back, but she doesn't care. It doesn't even phase her.

 

maryl14 - January 18

have you ried smacking her hand i dont mean hard just enough to get her attention or saying ouch and acting like you are crying because it hurt

 

kellens mom - January 18

My dd is 9 mos. also. She really likes to pull when nursing or when she is tired. We leave it in her crib at night and occasionally find it with a "bad hair" day so we know she has worked it over during the night. It definately helped me (dh is nearly bald, so he could care less!)

 

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