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Is it appropriate to spank a baby...

that is just starting to pull herself on things to stand up when she knocks things over all the time in the process?

Question is for spankers & non-spankers alike? How would you deal with this?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:09 AM on Nov. 11, 2010 in General Parenting

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Answers (24)
  • the question just makes me sad. no, its never okay.
    babymar

    Answer by babymar at 6:12 PM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • It's NEVER okay to spank a baby.
    Musicmom80

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 10:10 AM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • I spank, but not a child that young. Keep a better eye on her, tell her no or move the stuff.
    Shines3

    Answer by Shines3 at 10:12 AM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • No, because nothing she does at this point is intentinal. Redirect her attention to toys, or find things that are safe for her to climb on.
    Shanna84

    Answer by Shanna84 at 10:14 AM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • No. Redirect.
    Syphon

    Answer by Syphon at 10:12 AM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • No to spanking. It is better to move things up and out of the way and to redirect baby.
    MizLee

    Answer by MizLee at 10:14 AM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • You need to baby proof your home. What ever you don't want knocked down move out of reach. I do not believe you should spank a baby!
    Darla47

    Answer by Darla47 at 10:14 AM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • No. Baby proof and move things she may knock over. Give her appropriate toys or not sharp furniture for her to use to pull herself up.
    melissasue38

    Answer by melissasue38 at 10:16 AM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • A baby won't understand spanking. Yes, inappropriate. Not that I ever think it is, but especially for a baby.
    ballewal

    Answer by ballewal at 10:25 AM on Nov. 11, 2010

  • its heartbreaking to think someone would spank a baby for doing things they have no idea are wrong...they are exploring their world...they would have NO IDEA why you all of a sudden caused them pain while they were just having fun...makes me sad to think of it
    mamagee1218

    Answer by mamagee1218 at 10:34 AM on Nov. 11, 2010

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