Kathryn - posted on 12/17/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
My B/G twins are 7 months old and I find that my son is constantly hitting my daughter. She cannot crawl yet, whereas he is extremely mobile (crawling, standing, etc.). He will often crawl up behind her when she is on her tummy and grab at her head from the back and slam it into the floor. I immediately pick her up to get her out of his way, and in case he's doing it for attention, he's not the one getting picked up. We're always telling him "Gentle. Gentle." I don't think he understands and I really have no idea how to get it through to him at such a young age that he s hurting his sister. They are not spanked, nor are they around any hitting at all, and so I don't know where it is coming from.
Are there any parents of older twins who could help me out here with some ideas on how to get him to stop? Thanks for any input!