My son is 17 months old and for the past couple months has been hitting, pushing and pinching other kids and me too :( I have no idea where he would pick this behavior up, he has never been to daycare (he has been home with me since birth). I go on playdates with my friends kids and go to the park and he always ends up hitting pushing ect. What do I do? I don't want to spank him, he is too young . He doesn't even know that what he is doing is wrong:( I need advice please, if anyone else has or has had this problem. How did you handle it? And did it fade away as they got older?
ITING AND HITTING: 16 WAYS TO STOP IT
Growing teeth and hands often find their way into trouble. Toddlers often bite and hit with little regard for the consequences of their actions. Bites and hits hurt and should be corrected, before serious harm is done to bodies and to relationships.
1. Understand why babies bite and hit.Don't take it personally. Babies do bite the hands (and the nipples) that feed them. Everything babies do revolves around their hands and mouth. The hands and teeth are their first social tools, and they learn how to use them from the responses they get. As soon as teeth erupt and hands flap, babies experiment and use these instruments on different objects to see how it feels. What could be more familiar and available then parents' skin? Baby's job is to use these tools; your job is to teach him how. These early nips and slaps, as awful as they look and feel, are playful communications, not aggressive, disrespectful conduct.
Aggressive biting and hitting is most common between the ages of 18-months and 2
teach him that its wrong. tell him no, we dont hit because it hurts. (or something similar)and then try to find something to distract him. Vi is 15 months and does the same thing, i know she knows what the word "no" means.
never to early to start, IMO.
My 17 month old daughter loves biting me and hitting me. Now she thinks it's nice to bite my nipples, literally. I always tell her "No, that's not nice" and she'll just say "pow pow". I'm in the same boat as you.. I don't want to hit my daughter either, growing up I got hit for all the wrong things I did. So i'm watching...
He is old enough to know right from wrong in some aspect.
Quoting iThrow Rocks@Glass Houses:
Yes he knows what "No" means but he doesn't listen to it. He laughs at me when I am so serious saying no we don't hit. It is really frustrating :(
Quoting Jacob's Momma:
My daughter is almost 16 months old and likes to bite me and my mom and dad... She's obviously teething again though so I think that's why. But when I tell her not to bite people she just thinks it's funny. My cousin told me to "bite her back"--which is what she did to her daughter and she said she never done it again...but I can't bring myself to do that.
She also likes to hit once in awhile but for the most part she's a pretty good/sweet kid, except for throwing tantrums and always wanting her way. lol. But I think it's kind of normal for them to go through hitting/pinching/biting stages...as long as it's not out of control I would think they'll probably grow out of it eventually.