Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Scratching/patting back of head

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Bonnie Doon
    Posts
    4,566

    Default Scratching/patting back of head

    Hi!

    Does anyone elses bubs reach behind their ears?? I have found scratches on Louis head behind his ears in the middle of his head and he reaches behind quite often and holds his head with a grizzle.

    I'm thinking it may just be a tired sign but otherwise I might take him to the dr just to doubley make sure its nothing more.



    Otherwise maybe a teething thing??? No sign of a toothy peg yet but I'm not looking forward to it if he's so unsetled/grizzly now!!!

    Thanks

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Forestville NSW
    Posts
    8,944

    Default

    Matilda does that when she is tired, and has had bloody scratches from it too. BUT she has done it with ear infections as well, where she has pulled her ears and scratched behind them.... If any other signs like a temp come along I would see the doctor definately.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Adelaide
    Posts
    563

    Default

    Evan does that when he is tired too.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    In my Zombie proof fortress.
    Posts
    6,449

    Default

    Maggie does the same, it seems to be when she is very overtired and trying to get to sleep. I only worry if she seems more grumpy than usual with it.

  5. #5
    layla Guest

    Default

    Sarah has started doing this too, I think she'll be a hair twirler when she gets some!!!

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Caboolture
    Posts
    33

    Default

    When I am feeding Emma she claws at her face and pulls her hair. She has given herself scratches too.

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Bonnie Doon
    Posts
    4,566

    Default

    Thanks so much for your replies!!!

    One less thing to worry about...hehe.

  8. #8
    Tigergirl1980 Guest

    Default

    Yep Jonah does it too and pulls his hair, silly monkey.

  9. #9

    Default

    Alex used to do it and the doctor told me it's to do with teething even if you see no teeth coming and since Alex got his first tooth he has stopped doing it.

  10. #10

    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    tasmania
    Posts
    241

    Default

    T used to scratch the back of his head badly he also scratched his bottom and thighs as soon as we took his nappy off sometimes it looked so painfull we started using hamiltons bath oil in his bath every day and he has stopped scratching now ... im not sure if it was because of his skin being dry or maybe just because he grew out of it ... but yeah someone on another forum sugested that itr might have just been when he got too warm so i made a point of keeping his clothing light and bathing him when it was warm i think this helped us

  11. #11

    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Outer East, Melbourne
    Posts
    581

    Default

    Hi - I have a scratcher too - also when he's tired - also, with Alexs' forehead, the health nurse said he might have eczema (bad spel) and that he scratches at it because it is itchy. I've been putting sorbelene on his head and it's cleared up fine.

    I trim alexs nails every second day but he still does it.

  12. #12

    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    tasmania
    Posts
    241

    Default

    barbie-up I fully reccomend the hamiltons or QV bath oil it is really good for dry skin and it mixes into the water so it isnt greasy

  13. #13

    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Outer East, Melbourne
    Posts
    581

    Default

    Hi - thanks for that - I think they used some hamiltons product in his bath when i was in hospital.

    I never had any problem with johnsons products with Cait but they seem to dry out Alexs' skin.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •