I noticed a couple weeks ago that ds1 (2.5 years) had a thin/bald spot in his lovely head of hair. He's always played with his hair when he's tired, he used to just lightly stroke/tug/run his fingers through his hair when he was falling asleep or watching tv but he's now doing it more and more, I think probably since having ds2, and he now twirls it around his finger and sometimes pulls quite hard to get his finger loose and I think the bald/thin spot is getting worse. Does anybody have any tips on a way to stop this habit or do I just have to wait for him to outgrow it? I'll check on him in the middle of the night and he'll be sound asleep doing it and I think that's when the worst of it happened (his finger got stuck in his sleep and he yanked his hair out to get it loose). I've tried socks on hands that I put on once he's asleep but he pulls them off at some point and obviously any attention I draw to it makes him do it more. Yesterday when I tried to casually unwind his finger he did it more and yanked his finger so quite a few hairs came out. He has the most lovely head of shaggy blond hair and it's breaking my heart to see the spot get thinner and thinner as I'm scared its anxiety from the new baby, but he's not showing any other signs of distress, very happy otherwise and loves his new brother. I think I may have to cut his hair super short to try and break the habit but does anybody else have any tips? I feel like it's my fault since our relationship has obviously changed with ds2 arriving and he doesn't have me all to himself anymore.