my other worried is nursing a newborn and having a toddler with a behavioral problem?

Jessica - posted on 11/04/2008 ( 5 moms have responded )

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i nursed my son when he was born and he loves to climb all over me, even though I'm pregnant now he still tries to climb all over me. he though fits and i try to ignore it, except when he though his toys when he really mad. i can't get him to stopped. i'm really worried that the bad behavior will worsen when i nurse the new born.

At the same time i get mix feelings of how he acts with other new born babies, because he so sweet and innocent and wouldn't harm the baby, but then i would think that this is a baby that is going to stay with us. and if he gets mad, angry will he hurt the baby with his toys.

so the question i have is how to prevent a danger hazard to make the toddler understand that isn't safe to through things without taking his toys off of him permanently?

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Amanda - posted on 11/04/2008

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Yeah my daughter did the same thing while I was pregnant. She was always used to being able to sit on me. I would usually sit her next to my instead and she would usually do pretty well with that. Just remember though that your baby is very well protected in your belly and it would take quite a bit of harm to do anything to your baby. She still likes to sit by me when I am holding my son too, but she now like to sit next to me and put her arm around me because that's what I do to her. It's pretty cute. When are you due?

Jessica - posted on 11/04/2008

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does ur daughter climb all over you when ur sitting on the couch?.. my son does and he like to sit on the belly. i remove him off of me he gets up set but i keep telling him that there is a baby in the belly and that you have to be gentle.. i don't know how else to make him understand that it hurts me
and advice on that

Amanda - posted on 11/04/2008

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I also have a 2 year old and now a 4 month old. I also was afraid that my daughter might hurt him unintentionally. But she is still pretty young to really understand how fragile babies are. I just keep a really close eye on her and I don't let her be alone with him. She is usually very gentle with him, but she does have her moments, and we use time-outs for bad behavior. It works pretty well, but I think your best bet would be to address the toy throwing before your baby is born and hopefully it will be under control by the time your baby comes. I also think it helps a ton when we give her some responsibility for him. She loves to help get a nuk or a blanket, things like that. She feels like shes part of it all too.

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