Pinching!!!

Heather - posted on 11/10/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 8 month old angel boy has started pinching my arms really HARD!!! I have red marks on my arm where he pinches, and its the first thing he does as soon as i pick him up, (that, and pull my hair... ive resigned myself to thinking that ill be bald by the time hes 2) what can i do to stop this??? Anything?? its just soooooo painful!!!

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Krysta - posted on 11/10/2009

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He doesn't understand that what he's doing is hurting you. You need to say "Ouch. That hurts mommy." when he does the pinching and move his fingers from your arms. It will take awhile but he will learn that it's wrong to do. Make sure that you change the pitch of your voice and sound a little more stern. You might try wearing a necklace with very large beads on it to distract him.

Caryn - posted on 11/10/2009

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Being 8mo he doesn't understand that what he is doing hurts you, its just something he's learned to do so he does it. Everytime he does it firmly say 'no that hurts mommy' and put him down for a minute. In time he will figure out that everytime he does it he gets put down and he will eventually stop.

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