Help with 7 month old banging her head in the crib if left alone
If I leave my 7 month old baby girl alone in the crib if she’s not completely asleep or drowsy she will proceed to flip onto her stomach, crawl to the edge of the crib, and bang her head hard against the crib continually, crying and screaming until we pick her up. I understand the need to not go straight to her aid for at least 2-5 minutes while trying to teach her to fall asleep on her own, but the risk of her injuring herself is just ridiculous. She’s hurting herself, so what are we supposed to do? How do I let her self-soothe if she’s actually self-harming?