throwing things

Amber - posted on 01/15/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )




My son is nearly 15 months old and throws small toys, remote controllers, etc.... Its not real big toys of course! i know this is prob just a stage, but how do u all deal with it? Usually ill take whatever it is hes throwed, but he still does it!please help with ur info

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Irmayani - posted on 12/07/2010




I had read a book that the baby on this age likes to throw anything for their curiousness, they just want to know what will happen if they throw something...that is why you can give them some soft toys for them to hold or throw without hurt them...

Jen - posted on 12/07/2010




They don't grow out of it. My daughter is 2 1/2 years and still does it. She does it to see cause and effect and will try throwing everything. The best you can do in my experience is reminding them that throwing is for balls outside and if they don't stop I find a time out on my lap helps. Holding them on your lap with arms down keeps them in place and they soon realize that they don't want to be in this position again. Crying will happen but don't let go until crying stops or it defeats the purpose.

Louise - posted on 09/01/2010




In his eyes he is not doing anything wrong! Buy him a simple in door skittle game where he is allowed to throw things and encourage him to play. He can throw to his hearts content. These sets come with hollow plastic balls that can do no harm. Don't punish him for testing out his hand eye coordination. Of course if he is having a full scale tantrum that is different but if he simply wants to throw encourage him, hey he might be a budding football player!

Carolee - posted on 01/15/2010




Time out is what I usually do, then I put his toys away while he's watching in time out.

Bex - posted on 01/15/2010




hi amber, my 22 month old, Harry, does the same and has since he was around the same age as your boy. He throws allsorts! sometimes out of frustration or even just 4 fun! though he likes to challenge himself by trying to pick up the biggest object he can find (usually bigger than himself! lol). Hes got 1 hell of a throw on him, i'll give him that. But thats not so impressive if he throws it at me!

I find either trying to draw his attention towards something else or ignoring his behavior works the best. When i ignore it, harry soon gets bored & realises its not getting my attention. Then i will give him attention & cuddles after he is done with his little tantrum. I think its just something he will hopefully grow out of as he learns to communicate and express his self more. Hope this helps :)

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