DS is 17 mos and dd is 9 wks. In the beginning he was good to her 80-90% of the time. Since my parents have left, it's rapidly deteriorated and now I have to just keep them separated all the time. There's a lot of just plain clumsiness on his part, but he frequently will try to hit her as hard as he can and god forbid he get near her with an object in his hand.
Is this normal behavior? Weve been putting him in a timeout when he does it, but it doesnt have much effect. Now I feel like I just have to keep them apart which is difficult. I also have a hard time w her wanting to be held constantly and not sleeping more than 20 minutes. And he is always getting in trouble while I'm nursing her. As a result there is never a moment where she's not crying or he's not getting in trouble. I try to get them out every afternoon just bc I can keep him in the stroller and she falls asleep in the carrier. But long walks aren't as enjoyable as you'd think when I haven't slept, eaten, or showered. Is this how life is going to be for the next 2 years?