Ok, my husband has been spending more time with DD and myself when he can, a I've noticed that when she starts getting into things (as babies will do) he tells her no the first time and pulls her away from whatever she's into, but the second time he tells her "you know better than that!" So here's my question, does anyone else think that an 11 month old baby "knows better" than to pull on things, put things in her mouth, etc. etc. or do you think, like I do, that they're still learning and in fact, do NOT know any better, at least not yet. Also, what is a good way to explain to him that she's not old enough to understand logic, so "you know better" "I already told you" and "what do you think you're doing", while it might make him feel like he's getting a point across, it's not actually getting through to a child who understands only "no" "Bath time" and "snack"
Asked by Anonymous at 7:00 PM on May. 24, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
An 11 mo has limited language skills and there is no way the baby knows better. The words no and stop should be saved for very important things. If you have a few "rules" and always inforce those then there is a very good chance you will have a well behaved toddler that doesn't throw tantrums.
The average toddler is told no 400 times a day. I take care of my toddler grandson about 60 hours a week and I say no once or twice a week. My son is his othr primary care taker and he does the same. My grandson is strong willed but well behaved and no and stop always work. Here is a famous article about saying no.
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