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Old 09-14-2006, 01:03 PM   #7
honeybee
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Re: how do you teach a baby no?

Babies and toddlers have a really hard time with impulse control. So, even when they understand what "no" means, it may be very difficult to stop themselves. I can relate, since I have very little impulse control when it comes to chocolate! To a baby/toddler, everything is as irresistible as chocolate.

You pretty much just have to get used to moving a baby away physically and distracting them with something else. Always give something they can do as an alternative. "No chewing on the chord. Here, you CAN chew on this toy." Sometimes it's better just to move/distract them without making a big deal out of it. Then they're less likely to go after something just to see your reaction.
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