Some babies develop around their sixth month of life a habit before bedtime, parents often find rather strange. The child strikes half asleep with his head back and forth and occasionally banging against the edge of his bed.
Shaking, rocking or banging
Often it is, together with a kind of humming or singing. Presumably, banging a transition from activity to rest. The child reacts in this way, the tension of the day.
shakes about 15 percent of children, rocking or banging the head before falling asleep. Banging usually pass on its own before a child is three years. If your child continues to bump up that age, this may indicate a developmental delay or intellectual disability.
Children are feeling any of the pounding and it is not their intention to hurt themselves. Yet the worst bonkers have bruises and abrasions. To avoid this, you can cover the edges of the bed with blankets or towels. Just make sure your child can not choke herein.
Around his second or third year your child gets a mind of her own . Your child refuses to go to sleep or stay in bed or calls and cries in bed. Older children will try to get out of bed and follow their parents into the living room.
Possibly your child wants to keep control over his or her environment. It dares not to surrender to sleep. If your child is afraid of his room and feels alone, he or she will want to know as a trusted person stays in the neighborhood.
With rituals you reduce the fear of the unknown. Teach your child the fear to overcome only by him or her comfortable with safe and familiar objects like stuffed animals and a nice blanket.
In addition Set clear boundaries when it comes to bed and stay in bed. Difficult to do at bedtime is a way for children to get attention.
When your child grows, other problems keep him awake. Think of too much noise or light in his room, eating too late, a new environment, fight or bullying at school, worry or loss of a loved one.
Sometimes medical reasons such as colds, asthma or itching caused sleep problems in children. In that case you can try to remove the cause of the sleep problems by discussing it with the doctor.