I started prob. around a year old(aftera good amt of teeth had already come in and teething was an issue). For us it was NOT dramatic... I just did "out of side, out of mind" the min. he dropped it, I picked it up and put it in my pocket, if he asked I gen. gave it back.
When it was really mostly time with out and I felt he could understand I started making it for car, bed, and dr. only (or other drama moments) but only if he asked and other than a couple of steps back when the dr. said I should give it back for a while b/c his sis was born... so I tried to just give it back but he basically was not all that interested in it. (he was 1 1/2 mon. when dd was born).
I like this method b/c its mellow, there was very little drama, it was kinda "child centered" but with limits and slow.
Now... fingers I have NO IDEA what to do with!!!!!!
at 11:24 PM on Aug. 7, 2010