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What age is best to start time outs?


Asked by Anonymous at 11:48 PM on Jun. 20, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • between 14-18 months we began using them, and we really don't have to that often. DD is just barely 2, so I'm sure the time is coming though! She does know what a time out is, and when threatened with a time out, she almost always follows directions!

    Answer by musichollie at 12:13 AM on Jun. 21, 2010

  • When they child can comprehend it. Which can vary.

    I started doing this with my dd at 15 months. only for about 2 min

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:58 PM on Jun. 20, 2010

  • I think at a year old at least, b/c they understand the word no. If they learn what time outs are very young I don't think you have to use it as often.

    Answer by SWEETPEAS3MOM at 12:04 AM on Jun. 21, 2010

  • as soon as you KNOW they understand you when you tell them to do or not to do something. Typically starting shortly after they learn to walk.

    Answer by outstandingLove at 12:35 AM on Jun. 21, 2010

  • We started doing baby-timeouts at around nine or ten months. We would hold her on a lap, immobilized, and count backwards from twenty.

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:27 AM on Jun. 21, 2010

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