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Throwing himself back

My son is about to be 9 months old and he is constantly throwing himself back when he gets upset. If I sit him down and he doesn’t want that he will throw himself back and there will be occasions where it’s random and I’m not there to catch him. I’m scared for him because I feel if he keeps this up as he gets older he will end up hurting himself. Is there any way I can avoid this or teach him as he gets older that that’s not okay and unsafe?

  • Jenn
    Nov 27

    It’s fine. It’s an attention tactic. I know it seems young for that, but they do it bc they know it gets a reaction from you and will generally escalate if you give in. Ignore it and they’ll eventually stop. But if you’re really concerned, consult your Pedi.