Forgive me if this has been done before, I'm on my phone and I couldn't find it...
My 16 mo DD keeps smacking herself in the face. It has me confused and concerned.
She's a bright little girl, and responds to questions (in her own way) and does what she's asked (if it suits her) and is ever capable but more and more frequently this week I'm finding her smacking herself.
It started in the car and I thought not much of it - maybe boredom? She has a ton of stuff to do in there but no pots and pans or glad wrap to unroll tho (terrible mummy me!)
But now it just happens randomly. She doesn't SEEM to be frustrated trying to communicate as she is pretty good at it with her limited words and signs. She will be fine sitting there and then smack! Or changing her nappy and smack. Or looking in the pantry and smack.
She has been going thru the smack us in the face phase but that's getting better with us feigning hurt. Is it related?
Has anyone else come across this? Please tell me it's just a short phase!
ETA: I did ask our GP but he dismissed it as nothing to be worried about but I still can't help it!