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Close aged sibs fighting

How do I handle a 22 month old picking on his 6month old brother without favoring the baby?? We have just moved and it might be a stress from that but i don't know! please help me


Asked by soon2bmommy611 at 2:51 PM on Mar. 3, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • At this point it's not favoring the baby, it's simply your older son is the only one capable of acting like this. If your older son is picking on him you need to discipline him and teach him it's not nice. Once the baby is old enough to pick on his big brother you make sure you handle it too, if you were to ignore him when he picks on big brother then that would be favoring him.

    It probably is the stress of moving that's making it worse, so just do your best to spend some extra time with him and do your best helping him adjust, but don't let him get away with the bad behavior. =)

    Answer by jadeyes81383 at 3:04 PM on Mar. 3, 2009

  • please read the book darn good advice baby it goes into depth on disciplining siblings of close age one way being that the older child takes a time out on your lap after striking the baby. There is no talking excpet for it's not okay to hit the baby with a child that young the focus should be more on redirection than punishment and adressing WHY they are lashing out so you can nip it in the bud before it happens

    Answer by humaniterian87 at 2:55 PM on Mar. 3, 2009

  • At this point you're not favoring the baby. The baby isn't doing anything to the toddler.

    I have a 2 year old and a 3 year old (11 months apart) who act like they HATE each other sometimes. The elder starts it (usually) but the younger is giving as good as he gets lately. We have plenty of corners....enough for them all...

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 3:23 PM on Mar. 3, 2009

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