My daughter is only 16 months old and I DO NOT smack her butt when she is bad because she's only a baby they are not going to know any better. My sister babysits her and my aunt happened to be there also today and when I got there to pick her up I was told by both of them that they both smacked her butt! As I am extremely angry now I asked what she had done an my aunts reason was because she was "spitting on her" but my daughter is getting teeth so every time her mouth opens she drools. She has NEVER spit on me which has be believing that it was only drool. My sisters answer was that she was pulling my nieces hair and smacking her but all you have to do is tell her no and she will walk away so what was the freaking purpose to smacking MY CHILDS butt!?!? My niece is 4 and she cries if you just touch her because when I got there my daughter was walking over to hug her and she was like ow Bailee you're hurting me and all she did was hug her. Am I the only one who sees this is completely wrong!? You don't just smack someone else's child! >:(
I do intend to look for someone else to watch her but I have also made it clear that I will not tolerate someone spanking my daughter.