when do start teaching a baby no

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Helen - posted on 02/05/2010

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Like sheryl said, as soon as my daughter was capable of crawling and moving around more was when i started using NO more often. I used it before then but she wasnt really able to understand and she even got to a point for a little while even if i was saying No to the dog, she thought i was saying it to her and would start crying. But now that she is older and crawling and getting into more things, i enforce saying No when she is about to get into something bad and most of the time now she listens.

Debbie - posted on 02/02/2010

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the earlier the better, A friend of mine did not belive that you should tell babies and toddlers off, and by the time she tried it was to late. Her kids aren't nice children and they treat her very badly. I started as soon as mine could put there fingers where they shouldn't. good luck x

Bonnie - posted on 02/01/2010

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My son was about 5 months old when we started to say it to him and I think he started to understand it at about 6 months. he is know 10 months and he dose not like the word NO but he dose understand that he should not be doing what ever he seems to be doing. I agree earl is good

Nikki - posted on 01/31/2010

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my son is 7 months and he understands the word NO, but he either cries his eyes out when I say it or laughs his head off , so he doesn't like to obey it just yet

Amy - posted on 01/31/2010

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My little boy understood the word no at 6 months. He is 8 months now. He understands but doesn't always obey.

Tara - posted on 01/31/2010

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I started as soon as my daughter was able to poke at things. She's now 22 months and understands "no" pretty well. My youngest girl is only 4 months so not at that stage yet, but my older girl was about 5 or 6 months when I started. Just a simple "no don't touch" and removing the item or removing her from the item has worked wonders.

Jessica - posted on 01/31/2010

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Yeah I started around then too, especially when she was into everything. I think it's good to teach them early so it won't be as hard to discipline later on. And they will understand, when I tell my daughter no, she knows what that means & stops. Nothing harsh, just reinforcing whats right & wrong, esp. if it's something that could harm them.

Sheryl - posted on 01/31/2010

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i started when they started to get into stuff! it was for my boys when they started to crawling. i use it sometime before like when they where crying for no reason. just a lil no no. you are just fine. but thats only if i new they where ok. hope that helps some.

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