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Does a toddler understand the word ''no''?

My bf/baby daddy says she understands the word no,but I dont think so.....

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SparkleAndCandy

Asked by SparkleAndCandy at 11:07 PM on May. 14, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • my one year old understands when i tell her no
    nurse_maya

    Answer by nurse_maya at 11:08 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • At 2 yrs old yeah they should understand no. Does your toddler hesitate or stop when you say no?
    SalemWitchChild

    Answer by SalemWitchChild at 11:10 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • my ds has understood since about 18 months, if he goes after something he knows he can't have he'll shake his head no
    josiesmommy00

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 11:10 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • Yes. Take a clue from a Mom and Grandma please. DON"T overuse the word NO. Save it for times when they are about to do something dangerous. If it is used all the time they become immune to it. When you need them to stop reaching for a hot pot, or run in the street you want you screaming the word NO! to have maximum impact. Find others way. Leave that alone, put that down, don't touch Momies....whatever. I learned this the hard way with my oldest. Never again did I make this mistake.
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 11:12 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • My babygirl shaked her head before I started the ''no'' thing,but yeah sometimes she stops and looks at me then goes back to what she was doing. My daughter is 1yr and 2 months old...
    SparkleAndCandy

    Comment by SparkleAndCandy (original poster) at 11:16 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • Thank u GrnEyedGrandma!! I really never thought about that! I tell her no when she's about to play with something(like the xbox)she's not supposed to. She doesnt really play with anything dangerous or do anything dangerous yet.
    SparkleAndCandy

    Comment by SparkleAndCandy (original poster) at 11:18 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • They do understand the word no. However, the parenting books and articles that I have read say that try not to use the word "no" so much. Instead, whenever possible try to redirect your child's attention to something else when they are doing something wrong. That way they are not always hearing the word no.
    Ashoonik

    Answer by Ashoonik at 11:19 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • I believe I heard and was told that to actually @ Ashoonik
    SparkleAndCandy

    Comment by SparkleAndCandy (original poster) at 11:22 PM on May. 14, 2011

  • Yes, well at least I know my 1 yr old knows it. I say no and he stops what he is doing... then throws himself on the floor and cries.
    daughteroftruth

    Answer by daughteroftruth at 2:32 AM on May. 15, 2011

  • Awww poor baby,lol
    SparkleAndCandy

    Comment by SparkleAndCandy (original poster) at 12:54 PM on May. 15, 2011

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