NO NO NO.....shes only 13 mos. Shes a baby. She will learn NO in the appropriate amt of time, but trying to punish her is only going to confuse her. YOu simply remove her from the situation and find her something she CAN play with. Give her appropriate boundaries which it sounds like you are. I know its scary, but babies are quite agile. Shes really just exploring her world and she shouldnt be punished for that. Now by the time shes about 18-20 mos old, then she will get the time out thing and if you feel the need to paddle her butt, then fine. I am a firm believer in spanking, but not before a certain age. I don't think babies need punishment.
at 9:04 AM on Apr. 23, 2009