Disciplining 8 month old?

Danielle - posted on 04/25/2009 ( 45 moms have responded )

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My little tyke is coming up 8 months old. With his growing mobility, I understand that there will be an increased attentiveness to things around him.

Which brings me to my dilemma. I am concerned that he is getting a bit rambunctious. While attempting to change his diapers, he'll roll over and attempt to crawl away. Or now that he is pulling himself up; he will refuse to sleep at night and instead get so overtired by continuously climbing the crib bars.

I understand that he is a baby. I just don't want to grow into an unhealthy pattern where he controls the situation.

I also understand that these situations are minor, but he seems to find amusement when I need to chase after him to finish putting a diaper on.. or even change his clothes.

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Shelia - posted on 04/25/2009

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A child is never too young to learn discipline. At that age a no is about all you can do but as he gets into things that he shouldn't tell him no & remove the temptation (or sometimes it's easier to move the child). But they need to know that no is no & that you are in charge from the beginning. With the diapers you just have to learn to be fast. I used to play with mine to keep them occupied. A small toy or sing. Unless it was freezing I didn't so much worry about redressing right away. I got the clean diaper on & let them go for a few minutes. Then after everything was cleaned up & my hands were washed we tackled getting redressed which can often be done sitting on your lap. Have fun. They grow out of that fun stage so fast.

Sara - posted on 04/25/2009

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all you can do at this age is redirection aka distraction and stay consistant. with him standing in the crib, just keep laying him down and just say it's night night time or whatever you call it in your home. they get bored with trying to do what they are doing when mom keeps ruining it and they will give in. Just try to not get upset and keep understanding that he is still a baby. you're doing fine and good luck! :D

Jade - posted on 04/25/2009

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i actually dont agree that it is excessive whatsoever, if your going to teach them that no means no, then its best to do it when their young x

Jade - posted on 04/25/2009

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snap! my boy is 9 months and is the exact same with rolling over and stuff when changing his nappy, why not lay him on his back and hold a toy in front of him, so he has some sort of amusement, its what i do, and i just try and change his nappy as quick as i can, i also sing to him [: im not sure what to say about climbing the cot, as Thomas doesnt do this, fortunately..



hope i helped a bit

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Danielle - posted on 04/28/2009

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Thank you Lisa!
I just needed some reassurance!
And with that note I think I'll lock this conversation.
Very elegantly put.
Thank you all as well for you thoughtful suggestions.

Jinglebones - posted on 04/28/2009

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Oh, Danielle, you sound like a great mom. And I really appreciate that you don't want to let your little guy start ruling the roost, so I think the only thing I might say is to think about developmental appropriateness. Maybe a little rethinking about what is going on - he's 8 months old, so he is learning about the world through the ways he is able to move. Remember those cute ways he used to wave his hands about his face? He's probably started to put things in his mouth now. He's exploring and learning through his movement; the more he moves, the more he learns. Your job at this point is just to keep him safe and to keep providing him with as many opportunities to explore safely. Can it be annoying? Challenging to get the things you want to get done done - like changing a diaper - heck, yes. But think about how everytime he moves, he is sending electrodes firing all over his brain and developing more and more pathways AND making his body stronger. So I guess what I am trying to say is, not to think about how to discipline or limit him, but how to provide him with more opportunities in a safe way, and to realize that some things about being a mom are just plain challenging! Enjoy - I knew I was in trouble when my second started rolling around and flipping about at changing time when he was 4 months old - he's now 28 months old and it's still like herding cats!!

Rachel - posted on 04/28/2009

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well, in my opinion this conversation has gone too far from the original question. to all you mothers who believe that a 4 month old needs " disipline" throw away that stupid book!!!! i have 6 children and would never live by that. and all of my children are well adjusted polite, children. Yeah they muck up every now and then , but hey,,!! they are children... not a part of hitlers army. ... and i dont think i agree with long ramblings of explanations to a baby either. I never did this and my 10 year old is a fine example of language development with a reading age as per the government test conducted here in australia, of 14. So ... who knows.... im aware that i will cop some backlash here but im just stating my point of view on a couple of comemts that seem to be erring on the edge of controll instead of guidence.... please remember children are not dogs that you train.,.. they were you once.

Brenda - posted on 04/28/2009

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Right now our little guy does the same thing when getting his diaper changed. He is almost 11 months. What we do is just give him a toy and then say no and when he continues we say either mommy or daddy said no. Depending on who is changing the diaper. We just use a little more firmness in our voice. We do the same thing when he decides to spit food at us. he thinks he is funny and we just try to not laugh and say no

Danielle - posted on 04/28/2009

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Quoting Genevieve:

Actually i don't understand your concern here, what he see's as a game now won't be the same game he play's when he's older, older babies will start to try and manipulate you but it will be more clear and as he grows it will become more of an issue as he will get heavier and faster so he will slowly learn that he won't be able to do this as he becomes more of an age where you would need to say no to him. Right now he's pretty small, easy to hold down and easily distracted. Don't worry about it as right now he's too young to understand anything, distraction and games is best. If that's what you mean't by disapline then maybe you shouldn't have said you were worried about problems later on because distracting him is hardly going to teach him anything..so guess that's why your message caused so much debate!


 



I had never said that I thought distraction was discipline. Other mothers had suggested it as a means to help resolve my problem. 



I'm sorry, I don't really understand what you mean.



First you say that distraction and games are best, and then you claim that if thats what "I" mean by discipline then its my own fault for the confusion.  If I recall correctly I had never mention using distraction as a technique. 

Genevieve - posted on 04/28/2009

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Actually i don't understand your concern here, what he see's as a game now won't be the same game he play's when he's older, older babies will start to try and manipulate you but it will be more clear and as he grows it will become more of an issue as he will get heavier and faster so he will slowly learn that he won't be able to do this as he becomes more of an age where you would need to say no to him. Right now he's pretty small, easy to hold down and easily distracted. Don't worry about it as right now he's too young to understand anything, distraction and games is best. If that's what you mean't by disapline then maybe you shouldn't have said you were worried about problems later on because distracting him is hardly going to teach him anything..so guess that's why your message caused so much debate!

Kate CP - posted on 04/28/2009

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I have to admit, when I first read your post I thought you were talking about something entirely different. But, you know not to hit a baby and not to "punish" him just yet. Children this age have the attention span of a gnat (as you've probably discovered!) and the best way to "discipline" is by guidance and direct consequences to actions. For example: when he's rolling over during his changing just talk to him. "I know you want to go play and explore but the more you wiggle the longer this will take" and wait for him to be still. He may not be able to talk yet, but he can understand you to a certain point. When he uses a toy inappropriately you just take it away. But, I think you already know all that. I think more than anything what you were looking for a "am I doing this right?". And yes, you are. Some of the ladies here have some good suggestions. It's hard being a first time mommy. You'll get through it! :)

Michelle - posted on 04/28/2009

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Hi Danielle. My daughter is almost 10 months and she tries to throw fits but I don't let her get away with it. I read three different books while I was pregnant with her (Heaven at Home and Don't make me count to three by Ginger Plowman and Shepherding a child's heart by Tedd Tripp). Each of these books where very helpful in how to discipline my child in a biblical way. I've tried to stay very consistent with my disciplining and I firmly believe that even as early as 4 months a child knows that they aren't suppose to do something if you tell them no. Our little girl pushes the limits but she know what is right and wrong. Hope that helps.

Eileen - posted on 04/28/2009

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Dear Danielle,

Sounds like you have a very intelligent child who enjoys life and the world around him. You must be a good mommy! Sounds like you have been given lots of good advice about distraction and redirection for diaper changes and being consistent with putting your baby back in bed every time he climbs out and telling him to stay in bed, "it's bedtime". Once again, I would do it quickly and quietly and not make it into a game and soon he will get the message. Also, like many others, "discipline" is not a bad word and it does start right away from telling your baby "no" if he bites while nursing and taking away the breast for a couple of minutes to telling your 17 yr old daughter "no" she cannot go to her friend's house until her homework is done. But it is amazing how some people took your word "discipline" to mean spanking, etc. But most of us knew what you meant. So, keep up the good work and enjoy each stage of your baby's life, even the crazy times, because before you know it they are graduating high school and off to college! LOL

Trish - posted on 04/28/2009

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singing to my kid has worked at changing time. or a toy. and some days saying "splash" over and over (turns out it's a funny word) whatever keeps him mostly still. I also tell him that if he co-operates this goes faster. some days you just need to change him while he's standing.
For the crib, we've always had that tent thing to keep the cat out/baby in, so climbing the bars was never a worry. I figure as long as he's in his crib and quiet at bed time, he can be doing whatever he wants. He'll tire himself out eventually. Just let him take an extra long nap if you're worried about him not getting enough sleep. This climbing novelty will wear off. And if you're hanging around watching/trying to stop it, he'll just want to show you more.

Sara - posted on 04/28/2009

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Discipline -- for an 8-month-old or so -- is simply about conveying the meaning of "no" and taking her away from dangerous situations. So when she reaches for your cup of coffee, all you can do is say, "No. Hot!" and move it beyond her grasp.



Once your child starts to crawl, however, the equation changes dramatically. Babies are hardwired to explore their environment, which, as any mom will attest, may as well be full of piranhas for all the dangers lurking there.



The key is to balance that sense of wonder and exploration with keeping your baby safe. Childproofing your home is not only a boon to your sanity, it can also head off unnecessary battles. Rather than try to explain to a 9-month-old why she can't stick her finger in an electrical outlet, buy the super-value pack of outlet covers and let her roam freely. I personally think that you need to begin to discipline your child by at least 9 months. Good luck!!!! :)

Emily - posted on 04/28/2009

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Quoting Danielle:

Thank you all for your suggestions, and to those who at least tried to understand what I meant by my initial statement.
I will not spend my day defending my question or what I mean by discipline.


I know what you mean by discipline. You know the real definition. It means teaching and it is never too early to start that! You don't have to yell "No!" or do any punishments but it is ok to start the teaching process. Examples:



Rolling over during changes- Tell him, "Sorry I have to change this diaper! Here is a toy you can play with til we're finished." It will also help with language development.



Getting into things he shouldn't-First of all, the best thing is to keep dangerous objects out of his reach. I used to put chairs on the table when my oldest was a baby because she was a climber. If that is not possible remove the child from the situation and tell him why. "Cat food is not for eating. Here, Cheerios are for eating. "



The crib bars are more difficult. I think at this age you can just keep going in telling him, "It is time for sleeping." and lying him down. It will take a while but the novelty of this new trick will pass!



 

Amber - posted on 04/28/2009

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girl...they are never too young! That is the big mistake I made...I always felt like they were too young for me to disipline, I didn't want to hurt my babies feelings and it just seemed mean. now I have a 2 and 5 year old, that will not listen to me for anything! ad now that they are older, I'm wishing I would've been more stern with them before! Good luck...

Robyn - posted on 04/28/2009

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True disipline doesn't work and shouldn't be done until they are about 18 months old. That is about the time that they start understanding cause and effect and can comprehehind negitive consequences to certain behavior. Before they develop that ability they won't understand the purpose of the disipline.



Right now you're child is starting to learn the word "no" but they haven't developed enough to learn self controll. The best you can do is reinforce the word no and don't let them have their way. A bedtime routine before he gets overly tired is probably the best remedy. If he knows that every night its dinner, bath, pjs, story, bottle and bed then he'll be better able to predict what is next and feel more controlled.



Just stay firm with the no's and distract him into better behaviors for now.

Rachel - posted on 04/27/2009

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8 months..... thats it!!! perfectly normal. he doesnt have the mental development to even remotely understand that what he is doingf is " wrong " in your eyes. I dont agree at all that a baby needs disipline, so to speak. my 10 year old did the same when she was a bub and no i didnt tell her no or anything... and no she is not now an out of controll child. He simply just doesnt understand that its easier for you to change him if he lays perfectly still.He will find amusement though if you chase him. Just simply not laugh, or look at him and continue through untill the job is done. Dont make a game out of it unless you want to of course. and if thats the case allow longer time to get ready...lol
I dont think you need to be worried about future " problems" regarding missbehaviour just yet. if you dont want him to touch certain things perhaps remove untill he is older.
allot of parants dont agree with this but it works for me.perhaps relax a little in the knoweledge that what your bub is doing is perfectly normal part of development and nothing at all to do with pushing power or boundarys.

Naketa - posted on 04/27/2009

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My daughter started this at about 7 months. I would gently put my hand on her chest to lay her back down when she tired to sit up or hold her leg and tell her diaper. She learned to say diaper and she loves to play with a clean wipe so I tell her wipe your face. Makes diaper time much easier although it took a minute for her to get the hang of it. I had to lower her bed because of the climbing but I would lay her back down with her binky and tell her night night. We are still working with this.

Amanda - posted on 04/27/2009

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Quoting Christina:

You don't discipline a 8mth old, they have no concept of right from wrong. As parents when are chidlren are this age it is alot of work and you need to keep up with him and take him away from the situation you don't want him in. It if very tiresome but discipline doesn't start until around 14 months and even then its not tme out or what have u, I don't mean u can't say no u say it once firmly with a strong voice... just a thought.


you do dicipline an 8 month old. again, dicipline is education

Amanda - posted on 04/27/2009

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Quoting Melissa:



Quoting Danielle:

Disciplining 8 month old?

My little tyke is coming up 8 months old. With his growing mobility, I understand that there will be an increased attentiveness to things around him.
Which brings me to my dilemma. I am concerned that he is getting a bit rambunctious. While attempting to change his diapers, he'll roll over and attempt to crawl away. Or now that he is pulling himself up; he will refuse to sleep at night and instead get so overtired by continuously climbing the crib bars.
I understand that he is a baby. I just don't want to grow into an unhealthy pattern where he controls the situation.
I also understand that these situations are minor, but he seems to find amusement when I need to chase after him to finish putting a diaper on.. or even change his clothes.





 






ok i tired to post on here twice already but my net has stuffed up so ill try and remember eveything i wrote. i agree with Sheila firmly say No mine cries when we do this now as shes got to 12 months i normal say to her "No you do not touch that". its hard at 8 months to teach them things and it will take time because they wont realise they are doing anything wrong and jst get upset thinking why is mummy yelling at me so you just have to persist. its like mine hates her face been cleaned up she screams as if shes been tortured. my child health nurse just firmly says to her this is a fact of life brianna you have to get used to it. dont use comfort just make sure they know that these are things they have to do whether they like it or not much the same with going to sleep on time at night and staying still getting thier nappy changed. mine too crawls or rolls away we just pull her back or turn her around roughly to let her know she is doing wrong and she does scream beause she wants to go somewhere. so i think its a normal baby thing.






 






mine doesnt climb yet so im lucky with regards to that but when she was younger mine used to kick the cot bars and play til 10pm- midnight we would leave her in her room in the dark and keep coming in and tell her "brianna it is bed time you need to stop this and go to sleep" evenutally we'd wrap her hold her still and let her cry til she sleeps and this is what we have done with mine every day for about 4 months now. works well and makes it so they get enough sleep and are not tired next morning. good luck hun






 






 





I would not advise being rough with baby

Joy - posted on 04/27/2009

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Quoting Danielle:

Thank you all for your suggestions, and to those who at least tried to understand what I meant by my initial statement.
I will not spend my day defending my question or what I mean by discipline.



Hey i understand what you are asking. It is actually a very logical simple question that shouldnt have been open to interpretation???



Anyway here is my answer: There is pretty much nothing you can do but try to get the changing etc done quicker until he is past this phase....it is because he has just discovered he can play this game with mummy but it will soon pass. As for the cot, this is a phase also but you do need to be firm in this situation and keep lying him down, he will eventually give up. Babies at this age do know the difference in voice tones so maybe experiment a bit with this. We dont say NO to everything for my son but we do say UH UH or we say his name in a different tone like Jaaasper, it works for us. Good Luck,it doesnt last forever!!

Mel - posted on 04/27/2009

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Quoting Danielle:

Disciplining 8 month old?

My little tyke is coming up 8 months old. With his growing mobility, I understand that there will be an increased attentiveness to things around him.
Which brings me to my dilemma. I am concerned that he is getting a bit rambunctious. While attempting to change his diapers, he'll roll over and attempt to crawl away. Or now that he is pulling himself up; he will refuse to sleep at night and instead get so overtired by continuously climbing the crib bars.
I understand that he is a baby. I just don't want to grow into an unhealthy pattern where he controls the situation.
I also understand that these situations are minor, but he seems to find amusement when I need to chase after him to finish putting a diaper on.. or even change his clothes.


 



ok i tired to post on here twice already but my net has stuffed up so ill try and remember eveything i wrote. i agree with Sheila firmly say No mine cries when we do this now as shes got to 12 months i normal say to her "No you do not touch that". its hard at 8 months to teach them things and it will take time because they wont realise they are doing anything wrong and jst get upset thinking why is mummy yelling at me so you just have to persist. its like mine hates her face been cleaned up she screams as if shes been tortured. my child health nurse just firmly says to her this is a fact of life brianna you have to get used to it. dont use comfort just make sure they know that these are things they have to do whether they like it or not much the same with going to sleep on time at night and staying still getting thier nappy changed. mine too crawls or rolls away we just pull her back or turn her around roughly to let her know she is doing wrong and she does scream beause she wants to go somewhere. so i think its a normal baby thing.



 



mine doesnt climb yet so im lucky with regards to that but when she was younger mine used to kick the cot bars and play til 10pm- midnight we would leave her in her room in the dark and keep coming in and tell her "brianna it is bed time you need to stop this and go to sleep" evenutally we'd wrap her hold her still and let her cry til she sleeps and this is what we have done with mine every day for about 4 months now. works well and makes it so they get enough sleep and are not tired next morning. good luck hun



 



 

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I totally understand your concern. Its seems that if you don't "discipline" your child early enough they become spoiled, think they don't have to listen, and want to be in control. I know someone with a three year old, and when she was little everyone laughed and thought it was cute when she said "No I not listenin!", now her little game isn't so cute!! Just start off by telling him no and taking away from whatever you don't want him to do. Like if he is getting into a cupboard, just tell him, you don't play in that cupboard. Then move him away from it. I learned that if you start early then you never have to worry about using harsher punishment. Because your child leared early on what is right and what is wrong. Good Luck "disciplining" your baby!! :)

Amanda - posted on 04/27/2009

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Quoting Samantha:

There is no need to discipline an 8 month old BABY. He is supposed to try to roll over and crawl around. Try using some toys to keep him still for the moment.


I think you are confuseing dicipline with punishment.



dicipline simply means to educate, to develope by instruction.



Punishment is the penalty imposed for a wrong doing.



for example. putting a child in a highchair during family meal times is dicipline, you are teaching him that we eat at the table.



Hitting a child or sending to the room without food for pulling his sisters hair is punishment.



see the diference?



now dont be so judgemental before you know what you are talking baout

Amanda - posted on 04/27/2009

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distraction and redirection are about the only things you can do at this age. and they do work. distract with a toy during diaper time. if your little guy is about to do something dangerous take him away and say No and distract him with another activity.

Kelsey - posted on 04/27/2009

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Make it a game. I have a daughter 11 months old she did the same thing.. when you lay him down to change his diaper, get it off and then tickle his tummy, otherwise give him one of his toys that he likes and just keep on handing him toys or even letting him hold a diaper or the wipe case works.. thats what I do with mine, she used to crawl away from me all the time but when I gave her something she was interested in that all went away... the crib deal... I know this sounds mean.. but it works.. I used to put my daughter to sleep on me, so whenever she was tired she would fall asleep on me, my husband got tired of it and just started laying her down in her crib, 2 or 3 hours passed the first day.. and she finally went to sleep. I didnt break it when she was tired I put her in her crib and just let her cry, every now and then I would give her the passafier and then walk away... you just have to not give into them, if you do then thats when they know what they can get away with..otherwise If he wants to play then let him play, play with him too. soon he'll be content and go to sleep, that just means for you the next day you get time to yourself because usually after they eat and if they're sitll tired they will go back to sleep... well thats what my daughter does.. so hope this works out for ya, just hang in their

Sarah - posted on 04/27/2009

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a firm no and putting him back where you need him always helped with my son he is 8 now and i still have to use the same treatment he thinks its a game until you get serious so just a firm NO! works in the long run

Sara - posted on 04/26/2009

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don't worry about the nit pickers with the D word. it's rediculous. Discapline is a very broad term and you are actually using it correctly. it goes from redirecting to spanking and grounding, so don't worry about the ones that aren't reading any of the replies that you've clarified in. You're doing fine. Don't worry.

Danielle - posted on 04/25/2009

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Thank you all for your suggestions, and to those who at least tried to understand what I meant by my initial statement.
I will not spend my day defending my question or what I mean by discipline.

Samantha - posted on 04/25/2009

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There is no need to discipline an 8 month old BABY. He is supposed to try to roll over and crawl around. Try using some toys to keep him still for the moment.

Jennifer - posted on 04/25/2009

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Calm down. Just re-explain yourself by taking down your question and posting a new one. Everyone is trying to help. They are addressing your intial concerns. They are also making sure they give sound advice on what "discipline" would be for a child that young.

Danielle - posted on 04/25/2009

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ALRIGHT!
I see that I am getting no where.
I would never EVER hit my child! I am not an idiot!
And I see that instead of answering the initial question this has turned into a debate on the word Discipline.

Annette - posted on 04/25/2009

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Give him a bottle, toy, sing to him, tickle him, etc while doing diaper change. It should work. Do not punsh that child and he is too young. Short his nap routies like make him go take nap after lunch for 2 to 3 hours, then bed time at 8 or 830pm and let him sleep in till 7am, thats what I did to my daughter. I makes her have short nap during the day and play time all day long, so she can sleep through the nite, with full bottle to keep her tummy full. I do take bottle away 10 to 15 min after I put that child in bed with bottle then my daughter falls asleep with little music box, she loves it since. Still use music box for her nap and bed time. It only last for couple min then it works. Keep trying with different things till it works then keep it that way for long time. You can use a fan in the room, it had like humming sound in it, it can help your child go sleep. DO NOT TAKE ANGER ON THE CHILD, walk away for 5 minute to cool down then go back to that child and start all over again or ask someone to help you, even next door, friends, families, co workers, anyone. While you calm down for 5 minutes. Hope this helps. If not then keep asking all of us and we will throw many hints to help you find the right one to make you and your child happy.

Danielle - posted on 04/25/2009

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Yes, we do have a very regular napping and bedtime routine. I've been very strict with it from the time he was newborn.
Again.. Discipline is subjective. When I say discipline I'm not meaning that I go crazy. I would never hit or yell at my baby.
I am curious with what works for mothers, or of if they have showed any sort of limitations with their children.

Jennifer - posted on 04/25/2009

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Hi there! I have a 7 mo. old myself. :o) A baby should not be disciplined. Of course it's fun to have mommy chase after him. He's isn't thinking, "Oh I'm gonna show mommy that I don't want to listen to her." They can't possibly understand the scope of everything that is happening around them. A routine will help with sleep patterns. Making sure he has plenty of time to crawl around safely with no dangers to get into will help with his rambunctiousness. Create a pattern of activities and calm, gentle verbal responses to his behavior. Say the same things to him each time he rolls over or tries to get away and then re-direct him. don't spank him or yell. At bedtime, create a calm, dark, quiet atmosphere. Do the same things each night at the same time..like first a bath then a bottle and afterward sit and read a story to him, rock him, lay down or stand at the crib with him, hold his hand or cradle his head and wait patiently for him to go to sleep. Never focus on worrying about who is in control. You are in control. All of the time. You are the mommy! :o) Do some research on books that offer advice on betime helps. If I find the name of the book recommended to me I'll pass it along. Good luck! I hope this helps!

Danielle - posted on 04/25/2009

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Hello,
Thank you all for your suggestion!
I see already that some mothers have a misconception on how I used the word discipline. I just had no other way to interpret the resolve. I didn't post this thread to create controversy on how ambiguous the term discipline can be.
Im sorry if the title created some confusion.
I am just unsure if I should start directing some "discipline" to help resolve possible future problems.

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I got in a practice of having all diaper changing supplies close during changing time so that when I changed her, I could do it as fast as possible. She was so amused with the quickness of my movements that she was pretty much stunned until the diaper was already changed. Also, he may enjoy the attention and wants one-on-one play time with you. Maybe try blowing his belly to amuse him before sealing the diaper. Kids think that is hilarious.

Try to reduce the nap time during the day to encourage more sleep at night. My daughter didn't climb cribs a lot, but my little sister did. She was in my parents' room, so there was really very little harm done.

I hope everything turns out ok. :0)

Elaine - posted on 04/25/2009

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by the sounds of it he thinks you are playin with him, there is plenty of time to disciplin him, you think he is bad now just wate till he gets to 18 months lol then you will no it lol iv got 4 and they were all the same

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You don't discipline a 8mth old, they have no concept of right from wrong. As parents when are chidlren are this age it is alot of work and you need to keep up with him and take him away from the situation you don't want him in. It if very tiresome but discipline doesn't start until around 14 months and even then its not tme out or what have u, I don't mean u can't say no u say it once firmly with a strong voice... just a thought.

Corey - posted on 04/25/2009

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Sounds like he's a perfect 8 month old little guy. It's a game for him to roll over and crawl away and they LOVE to be naked. Also, he's just trying to gain a bit of independence. I always had a nighttime routine for my daughter when it came to sleeping so maybe try that. Also, the best thing I found at that age was distraction. My best piece of advice is to enjoy being his mom and don't worry too much about discipline yet. He's too young.

Cambria - posted on 04/25/2009

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Ok, My thoughts are he is still a baby let him be a baby, The term discipline is so broad that it can be interpurted in different ways. a Simple No and correct the action is ok because they need to know they cannot do that HOWEVER with that said to "discipline" a child at 8 months old is a bit excessive.

Cambria - posted on 04/25/2009

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Ok, My thoughts are he is still a baby let him be a baby, The term discipline is so broad that it can be interpurted in different ways. a Simple No and correct the action is ok because they need to know they cannot do that HOWEVER with that said to "discipline" a child at 8 months old is a bit excessive.

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