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How do I teach my baby what no means. She laughs when I say it. Help

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3 years ago
Im just keeping her from getting hurt. LIke she stands on her high chair. I say no and ask her to seat and she wont. She smiles like oh mom what do you want. Its frustrating I just dont want her to get hurt.

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3 years ago
Smack her hand or her bottom (I'm not saying beat her, but a little smack will go a long way towards enforcing what you are telling her), use a stern firm voice, keep inforcing no.  Be consistent.  Don't laugh and make your face and your voice match what you are telling her.  Buckle her in too.  You have to stand your ground and be firm, she's testing you to see what she can get away with. 
3 years ago
She's pushing you to see how you will react and what she can get away with. I know that sounds awful but you can't let her push your buttons. If she knows she's getting a reaction out of you then she won't stop. I do agree that you should keep a firm voice and a serious face and if it doesn't work then popping her hand is a good way to get her attention. Not hard enough to hurt her but enough to get her attention so she knows you mean business. You have to stay on it, everytime she does something dangerous you have to do the same thing. That way she gets the picture that everytime she does something wrong you are going to do her the same way.
3 years ago
Saying NO over and over does nothing at a young age...they do not know what you are associating that word with...children do not respond to this until they are toddlers and you start to sound like you are scolding your dog by repeating it all the time.  Try saying "Not Bella's (change name to your daughters name) or "This is Mommy's not Bella's" - she understands one thing and that is her name!  Use it!  Introduce NO when she gets older when you really need it to work for you.  I don't believe in spanking at all not even slapping on the wrist - this produces negative association and loss of trust.  
3 years ago
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3 years ago
My little one did that for a while. But I always used some force behind my voice, and pointed my finger at her and said, NO! Sometimes a little smack on the butt or hand helps a little, not hard, but just enough to let her know you mean business. Of course, if they're old enough to stand in chairs or get into things they know they're not suppossed to, then they're old enough for correction. It works...she definetly knows the meaning of no. Now when my husband or I say it...she wines..
3 years ago
How old of a child are we talking about? A young child needs lots of reinforcement. My son started out laughing when I said no. I think my stern face must have been funny! :) But at 12 months he now understands- although not always listens. Keep saying it and meaning it.Also it is our job as parents to protect our kids. Strap her in to her high chair. It keeps her safe and eliminates a possibilty of a fight with her. You put her in a carseat because it will protect her, this is the same idea.

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