my older son is 2 years old keep beatting his brother 7 months i dont know what to do i tried every

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Kylie - posted on 01/06/2010

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the book is definitely a good idea. my sons are 20 months apart and when my youngest was born we taught my eldest to just pat his tummy gently. I was lucky enough that my boys were good together but i would definately try the book.
Oh and let your eldest help "look after" your youngest like get a clean nappy for him when you doing a nappy change or help you get bottles ready and praise him for being a good helper. He is probably just seeking some praise :-)

Rya - posted on 01/06/2010

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At 2 years old he still needs your attention. Maybe you are more with the baby then him, thats what he may thinks. Do not scold him that will makes him more agressive one day when you are not around watching them. Make time for him, spend time with him. Get the baby to join in the fun onces a while that way he will get to appreciate his brother. :)

Yvette - posted on 01/06/2010

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Hi there, i have 4 kids, the last 3 all are 20 months apart. If you can find a picture book or short chapter book on being a big borther, that you can read to your eldest I canb highly recommend that. We did that when my eldest started doing the same thing and we started reading, I'm a big brother to him and in a week of reading it to him and showing him the pictures he miraculaously stopped doing it. Or the alternative is to place him a time out corner for 2 mins. that works wonders too. Good luck

Mitch - posted on 01/06/2010

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keep telling you son that his a brother now.and let him play his baby brother with you guidance.tell him that he have to take care of his bro.don't nag or shout him.let him feel that he an intelligent person that he will understand what your saying...and a loving brother...God bless...and keep it up!!!

Tarsha - posted on 01/06/2010

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hello, thats no good..lol, maybe he is acting out at him because of jealously, have u tried to teach him to be gentle with baby?..maybe the 2 yr old needs some alone time with you or could use some moe attention? my boys are 14 months apart and my 14month old was pretty good we use to rub him on the face and say gentle and he use to do with us..just little games like that might help..now my boys are 6 and 5 are they fight like crazy but are the best of mates..good luck but let me tell u something it doesnt end it just gets worse!!

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