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8 month old getting her hand slapped?

Hi My husband hits my daughters hands when she touches the outlets....she cries and keeps doing it....... is it to early for this? I hate to see her cry if shes not understanding? PLEASE HELP!!!

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:38 PM on Oct. 10, 2008 in General Parenting

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  • OMG THATS REALLY WRONG. Shes a little baby an infant! She doesnt know what the hell she is doing, tell him to knock it off or you'll slap him! That's horrible poor baby!!!

    Answer by KelsoBabeyy at 1:40 PM on Oct. 10, 2008

  • No. It's not wrong. She doesn't know what she's doing yet because she has to be taught. That's not would be horrible if she stuck her finger in the outlet and got shocked from it. She cries b/c it hurts her feelings, it's normal. But a pop on the hand is not a horrible thing to do to teach a child.

    Answer by KennsWifey at 1:52 PM on Oct. 10, 2008

  • At that age she doesnt understand. She looks up to her dad and if he hits her then she'll think that hitting is ok. I would let him know how you feel because obviously his tactic isnt helping. He may just be doing it as a quick reaction in fear that she may get hurt. You need to do some better babyproofing so that she won't even have the chance to get near it/anything.

    Answer by Steph319 at 1:54 PM on Oct. 10, 2008

  • yeah it would be wrong if you just sat there and let your child get electricuted. Put some outlet blockers on them. Pull her away when she starts going near an outlet, shell learn when shes old enough to comprehend that she shouldnt touch those. But dont smack your baby because you werent watching her.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:56 PM on Oct. 10, 2008

  • Just because she is 8m? Is she getting in to other stuff??? Mine did the same thing an yep we said "no no" and slapped his hands it didnt help.. But when do you start with it all...Do you just let them go... She could shock herself and DIE!!! If she was touching the stove what would you say... "here ya go burn your self" No... I dont think its mean if they are really going to get hurt... An yes she understands she just wants to do it and hes not letting her...

    Answer by HottMamaRossx2 at 1:58 PM on Oct. 10, 2008


    Answer by Anonymous at 1:59 PM on Oct. 10, 2008

  • Okay, then just pull her away everytime you see her eyeballing them. Then occupy her with something else. If she keeps going back, keeping picking her up and not letting her go to them.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:02 PM on Oct. 10, 2008

  • Thank you all so much!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:06 PM on Oct. 10, 2008

  • I woul dput some hot spice on the outlet plugs so that if she does touch it and then puts her fingers in her mouth she will mot like to taste and hopefully not touch them again. I also don't see anything wrong with a light slap on her hand. What is worse? her getting electrocuted or having a slap on the hand?

    Answer by Steph1977 at 10:03 PM on Oct. 10, 2008

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