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♥ Livin' like Lary 1 child; 2 angel babies; Elizabeth, WV, United States 6166 posts
10th Nov '12

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. , Richmond, VA, United States 75033 posts
10th Nov '12

11 months isn't too young to redirect. I don't see the big deal about remotes but that's your house, so meh. I think your SO should have your back in front of family though. They shouldn't get the idea that they get to overrule you as the mom.

----&& 2 kids; Scituate, Rhode Island 3903 posts
10th Nov '12

IMO if you don't want the stuff messed with keep it out of reach. At that age they are curious and just trying to figure out what everything is and does.

. , Richmond, VA, United States 75033 posts
10th Nov '12
Quoting ----&&:" IMO if you don't want the stuff messed with keep it out of reach. At that age they are curious and just trying to figure out what everything is and does."

This too.

Olive ♥ 1 child; North Carolina 4902 posts
10th Nov '12

That's not too young for redirection. And it's shitty that your SO doesn't back you up. You are the mother, and his family needs to listen to you.



Also, you could always get him his own toy remote or cell phone. Teach him that the toy is his, and the real thing is for you and daddy. That's what I did when DS was around 10 months. Worked great.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
10th Nov '12

Its not too young to redirect a child. I do the same with my 9 month old who is crawling around pretty good now.



I dont put anything up, due to the fact I want to teach them that just because its there does not mean it needs to be touched. My older two kids were really good at learning not to touch stuff on the coffee tables etc....



Although dd 9 months love playing baby apps on my phone I constantly give her the remotes to entertain her in her bouncy if I am doing dishes etc...Diffrent rules for different house. lol



Just keep it up. Your DH should help support your way on redirecting tho. Thats important on dicipline in the home, being on the same page as everyone.

Livin' like Lary 1 child; 2 angel babies; Elizabeth, WV, United States 6166 posts
10th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ----&&:</b>" IMO if you don't want the stuff messed with keep it out of reach. At that age they are curious and just trying to figure out what everything is and does."</blockquote>




I do put them up, its when he cries people give them to him. ><

K_Mommy1114 Due November 19 (girl); 1 child; California 472 posts
10th Nov '12

you shouldnt discipline until much later! like 3 or 4. but you can redirect them. and stay away from using 'no' it will just become a normal work for them and they will get use to it. instead tell them 'we dont play with the dog food, we feed the dog his food."then pull him away from the situation. or 'we dont throw the remote but we can throw the ball' and give him a ball. but like like pp said if you dont want him playing with something then you need to keep it in a safe place where lo wont get to it.

Livin' like Lary 1 child; 2 angel babies; Elizabeth, WV, United States 6166 posts
10th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ..::Kayden's Mommy::..:</b>" you shouldnt discipline until much later! like 3 or 4. but you can redirect them. and stay away from ... [snip!] ... like like pp said if you dont want him playing with something then you need to keep it in a safe place where lo wont get to it."</blockquote>




I'm not 'disciplining' just telling him no and not to touch that. I'm not smacking or putting him in time-out.

. , Richmond, VA, United States 75033 posts
10th Nov '12
Quoting ..::Kayden's Mommy::..:" you shouldnt discipline until much later! like 3 or 4. but you can redirect them. and stay away from ... [snip!] ... like like pp said if you dont want him playing with something then you need to keep it in a safe place where lo wont get to it."

Redirection is a form of discipline. :?