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At what age do you got to start worrying about spoiling your LO??


Asked by LiLJeni at 1:07 PM on Jan. 28, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I think once they can understand that if they do something and get their way they can be spoiled. As long as you know the child has what it needs (food, drink, warm cloths, things to play with, and attention) don't give into whining for things that aren't necessary. But Usually if a baby is crying they need something, there is a difference between crying and whining or tantrums to get their way. Most babies don't throw tantrums until they are close to a year old. As a parent you will be able to tell if it is something to give into or not. The main thing is don't give your child every little thing they want just because they whine. Example: you are at the store and you child sees a toy it wants. You did not plan on buying a toy.. So you say "No, you can't get the toy right now maybe another time" And the child starts crying. So just to not make a scene you buy the toy. That can lead to a spoiled child!!

    Answer by Anon344 at 1:20 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • When they're old enough to ask or whine for things. THat's when I worry. Cause then they know that if they just ask or whine and you cave in, than they know they can get whatever they want whenever they want.

    Answer by Imogine at 1:09 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • You spoil a child by buying them whatever they want and not teaching them responsibility. You do not spoil a child with unconditional love or by meeting their needs. Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves is a wonderful parenting book


    Answer by rkoloms at 9:50 PM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • Generally, after the first birthday.

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:22 PM on Jan. 28, 2011