It might just be a soothing thing… My 17 month old still kind of twirls her hair. My first born would literally hit himself in the head/face while I was feeding him with his top hand. These little buggers get into odd habits!
Have your pediatrician take a look at her head she may be scratching bc it itches. My first had some form of dermatitis on her scalp (not normal cradle cap) and it made her itch all the time. The doc gave her a prescription cream that cleared it right up and the scratching stopped and didn't come back.
Hey, wow good idea there. Yeah maybe I will use socks if she continues to remove her mittens so easily.
If she doesn't keep the mittens on, you can use socks instead. You wouldn't want her to herself..
It's a common phase and should stop soon. Mittens may help like the previous poster said.
You know my baby would scratch so bad too, so definitely put your baby some mittens. And it's so hard to cut there nails when they are so little.