I have been having a hard time with something lately, and I have thought about sharing it on my blog a few times but I was always concerned how it would come across or what people would think about my daughter or myself as a parent. But I feel like sharing it will put me at ease and maybe hear from someone who has gone through the same thing.
My daughter likes to pull her hair out. Really, really pull it out. At first it wasn’t that big of a deal, but it has gotten so bad that I haven’t had to give her a hair cut (she basically gave herself one) and she is now almost getting a balding spot at the top of her head.
She pulls her hair out when she is more sedentary – in her car seat, laying in her bed (nap and bedtime) or if she gets into a tired daze.
Now I have read a few things online about what it COULD BE but I don’t really know how to react or respond. I am not really a “lets run to the Doctor” type person, which is what they suggest you do if it continues past a few weeks or if they become bald.
I am not really a worrisome mother, but I can honestly say it has me worried. I don’t feel like it is a habit out of stress – she seems overall very well adjusted and happy. She eats and sleeps fairly normal amounts for a toddler. She is just making herself BALD. Part of my problem is, I am sure, out of sheer vain. Her hair is super scraggly and uneven.
So – anyone have a toddler that did this for an extended period of time? What did you do? Anyone have some words of wisdom to put me at ease?