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Prue killed the umpteen fish we have! Should I punish her? If so, how?

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PrueMom

Asked by PrueMom at 1:19 PM on Jun. 30, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Really?? how is she killing fish as an infant?
    maxsmom11807

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 1:23 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • she likes to take the fish out of the tank and squeeze them.
    PrueMom

    Comment by PrueMom (original poster) at 1:24 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • Is the tank out of her reach, and she's climbing up to it? If not I'd move it up, out of sight, out of mind. If she can reach the fish in the tank, I'd be afraid of drowning too. Can she watch nemo, and see how sweet fish are and how wrong it is to kill/hurt friendly little fish?
    yesmaam

    Answer by yesmaam at 1:26 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • You know, she hates the movie finding nemo. She is scared of it.
    It is a small tank, so I wouldnt worry about drowning but there is nowhere to put the tank. We moved on tuesday, so there are boxes everywhere.
    PrueMom

    Comment by PrueMom (original poster) at 1:29 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • Out it on top of the fridge until you can find a place to keep her out of it. She should never be allowed to play with the tank. Babies can drown in an inch of water. It is just not safe for her to play in it.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 1:36 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • Again with the BS?

    EVERY 4 month old I know, including my 2 kids, their 12 cousins and all the infants I worked with in daycare, are barely able to roll over at 4 months old. FORGET about climbing things.

    And like SleepingBeautee said, ANYONE can drown in an inch of water.
    Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 1:41 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • Oh and the only punishment should be to the idiot parent(s) of a 4 month old playing in a fish tank.
    Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 1:43 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • OP, you are talking about a 4 mo?
    yesmaam

    Answer by yesmaam at 1:44 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • Doesn't matter how small, infants can drown in ONE INCH of water. Get the tank out of her reach.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 3:42 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • lmbo, really? She doesn't know any better! How would she know that's bad and how do u punish her, she's a baby! And why is the tank in her reach? She could drown or topple it over onto herself! I say, move the tank and move on!
    PANZONSMOM

    Answer by PANZONSMOM at 3:59 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

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