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Old 07-24-2006, 09:20 PM   #1
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And I thought I was Blessed....

I thought I had been blessed with a perfectly behaved child (how naive is that?)

My DS is 1 year old and he has been such a good baby. Since day one he liked to sleep alot (yay for me!) he wasnt a big crier only when he needed diaper changes/feedings but he wouldnt cry for every little thing. He was a cautious baby and when he started to crawl he learned he needed to stop at the edge of the bed, without once falling off! I am guilty of letting him sleep a few hours with me (very rare) and he has never refused his crib. When I split up with his dad he slep a month and half in bed with me since I had no room for a crib and the play pen made him sore. When I got an aprtment he slept in his crib again like he had never left it.

Well now hes 1 and making a complete turn around. He screams and kicks if you even look at him wrong, he hits and bites. He bites my little brother constantly and if I tell him no he will get mad and hit the other baby. My mom is deathly afraid that if she needs to take her DS to the pediatrician they will cal Social Services because he has quite a few black and blues from my DS bites (and that is with supervision!!)

What can I do to get him to stop all this bad behavior? Will I ever have my son back?

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Old 07-26-2006, 12:12 AM   #2
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Re: And I thought I was Blessed....

A lot of babies go through a phase where they bite and hit, they don't know it hurts. They can't express their frustrations, wants and needs with words yet, so this is a form of communication. Or it's a form of play, like I said, they don'tknow it hurts.
You're mom shouldn't worry a bit about the pediatrician turning her in to child services. All children get bumps and bruises when they are small.
What you need to make sure of is that the babies aren't left in a situation where the biting can take place. Someone has to be there at all times to separate them as needed. I know you say this is with supervision and it's still happening, so maybe instead of telling your child no, pick him up and move him and tell him no. Then he can't retaliate against his uncle!
This behavior should pass as your baby gets older and as long as you are firm and consistant in dealing with it. I'm sure you'll see as he gets older and can comunicate more with you with words, it will pass.

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