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How to stop a 2 year old from spitting??

My 2 year old boy keeps spitting when he is mad or when he thinks he's being funny. We don't laugh at him. I tell him no, but I don't want to smack his mouth and bust his lip open.

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Asked by mommyfox03 at 10:31 AM on Aug. 9, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • my dd does the same thing she is 21 months old, i just tell her that it is dirty and to stop spitting! and she usually listens!

    Answer by mommylisar at 10:44 AM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Then smack his butt and make it sting. He will stop!!

    Answer by NannyB. at 10:45 AM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • I have smacked his butt. He does it even more then.

    Comment by mommyfox03 (original poster) at 10:46 AM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • idk i sit a kid 4yo that when in the corner will make a mess from spitting.

    Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 11:25 AM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • Don't do anything. Just ignore it. It is a stage. He will stop soon. Then he will do something else. The bigger deal you make out of it, the bigger deal it will become.

    Answer by mompam at 11:35 AM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • okay, Thanks!!

    Comment by mommyfox03 (original poster) at 12:25 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

  • We put our toddler in time out for spitting. Broke her of the habit in two days.

    Answer by HotMama330 at 12:48 PM on Aug. 9, 2010

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