My infant is pulling his hair. Should I be pulling mine over it?


My 11-month-old son has started pulling his hair. Sometimes he pulls it out, other times he just pulls at it. I have read that it can be a sign of over tiredness, stress and anxiety, which I am not certain is the case since I am home with him all day. He does it at random times. We have started to slowly transition him from co-sleeping/bed sharing to sleeping in his crib by having my husband put him to sleep at night. Is this just a sign relating to this sleep transition?


Pulling hair can be multiple things, in his age group it is a way to express and regulate(tolerate/reduce) emotion or over stimulation. When he does that, gently grab his hand and label his feeling while giving him soothing touch.