Attachment Parenting

How to Discourage Behaviors in 8mo

LO is doing three things I would really love to curb. Ideas?

-tugging on his choker-length amber necklace

-undoing the aplix on his diaper covers (we have a mix of snaps & aplix). I try to engage his hands with objects, but that undoing noise is just magical to him

-biting (we've mostly figured out biting while nursing, but now he bites hands, shoulders, etc.)


Re: How to Discourage Behaviors in 8mo

  • It's all just normal exploration for him at this point. For 1&2 I would cover the necklace and diaper so he doesn't have access to it (higher collared shirt, pants over diaper). For biting, just have teethers within reach at all times and substitute those for human body parts :)
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  • Thanks. Distraction was my inuition but you never know if someone else has a brilliant, gentle trick that worked for them. I love my little explorer (though I look forward to him exploring my shoulder with his teeth less at some point Smile).

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  • I will generally gently block DS from doing whatever behavior and he gets the point eventually. I'll associate words like "no biting" when I block the behavior.

    I figure he doesn't really understand what "no" or "biting" means, but he has to learn them sometime.


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