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The hitting phase!

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Rebeccaslicker Thu 08-Feb-18 10:45:39

My gorgeous sweet baby has turned into the toddler with the terrible 2's! 😭

Any ideas how to stop her from hitting, mostly me, but sometimes her dad? I think it's mostly frustration. We've tried holding her hands gently and saying that hitting isn't nice/makes us sad and we've tried ignoring it and we've tried saying no - nothing has worked so far.

Any ideas how to bring this irritating phase to a close? I'm scared she'll do it at nursery or soft play or something!!

Sheepoverthemoon Thu 08-Feb-18 16:34:04


I just want to say your not alone. I've just bought a book called hands are not for hitting for toddlers and i love the gentle parenting book, gentle hands, and for us? gin.. good luck x

Rebeccaslicker Thu 08-Feb-18 17:03:45

Ooh thanks sheep - I'll hit up Amazon.

Can't have the gin as number 2 will be here in a month or so, all being well. Little does she know she'll be a human punchbag at this rate 😭😭😭 - but leaves more gin for you!!

Sheepoverthemoon Thu 08-Feb-18 19:54:21

mine is very good with babys, she knows she has to be gentle, its probably little person complex with bigger kids/people and like you say frustration. cake is also good x

Kokokiki Tue 13-Feb-18 16:36:48

I am suffering the same, scratching, hitting, biting, and hyperactivity.... My face is full scars, i do cut his nails but still does hard

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