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how to say no to a 10mos old baby?

my 10mos old cries if he can't have things in his way even after saying no

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Asked by tayem at 2:00 AM on Jan. 16, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • thats normal, distract him. Give a toy or something to forget.

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 2:03 AM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • tell him no and explain to him why he cant have it. he might not understand but eentually he will get it .. good luck

    i thought my daughter didnt understand but after hearing it a couple times she finally got it. ant then she proceeded to tell me why..

    Answer by kyiahsmommy at 2:05 AM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • dear Lord...the baby is 10 MONTHS old!!! Just a baby!!! You can't reason with an infant.....give him what he needs and make sure he's safe....there is plenty of time to say "no" me, my daughter is 2 1/2 and it gets said plenty. Enjoy the baby's over way too fast.

    Answer by calliesmommie at 2:15 AM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • They have short attentions spans. Just get him interested in something else that you ARE okay with and it will be fine. Also, remember that he is testing you. Don't give in because he will learn that crying gets him what he wants...

    Answer by TitusMom7 at 2:16 AM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • You're confused about a 10mo's ability to understand...well, pretty much anything.

    It is your job to offer your child the environment he can explore safely, with the objects in it that are safe for him to handle. Seriously, if you can't keep what you don't want a 10mo to have out of his reach, you need some basic life instructions.

    Answer by LindaClement at 4:29 AM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • Use the word ta ta and hold out your hand and let him give you what it is to you

    Answer by tinamarie1972 at 6:17 AM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • Have a safe environment for him to explore. You are responsible or having only safe things within his reach. As he gets older be consistent and loving about what he can and cannot play with.

    Answer by elizabr at 6:53 AM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • Nothing wrong with letting him have toys and such but if persay he is getting into things etc. you say no then re-direct by giving him something else to do

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 7:36 AM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • Distract and re-direct. Babies have a short attention span and won't remember that they're no longer playing with something danger.

    Answer by Journey311 at 10:39 AM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • You don't want to put everything away or the kid will never learn right from wrong. I used a firm "no" and redirected. It will take a few times for her to get it but she will.

    Answer by bugfin at 4:56 PM on Jan. 16, 2011

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