Have you seen how toddlers hit their parents right on the face if they don’t get what they want. When we see this, we are shocked at how the parents have brought him up.
So one day, I was holding my sweetest bundle of joy close to me and suddenly he starts hitting me on my face. I had so many questions—what should I do? Should I stop him? Why is he doing it?
In situations like these, we must remember how happy the baby feels when he claps his hands together and hears a sound. Babies get fascinated by the sound their hands make.
Likewise, if we hold a baby near our face and he hears the same sound by hitting our face, he will be happy and would love to repeat the gesture. He is still exploring things around him. Undoubtedly, he uses his little hands the most to check out things.
At this stage, a parent might feel that the baby is still too young to understand, but we must remember that the baby’s brain is developing at a rapid pace. He will soon know what is right and what is wrong. So you must be wondering what is the right thing to do in this situation and what is the right way to stop this.
The right action would be to show your discomfort and instead of giving him a sweet smile, tell him “Oh! I am hurt. It is not a good thing”. If the action is repeated, you need to be a little more firm with your words. Give him a look that should be enough for him to understand that he needs to stop and it is not funny at all. In a few days, he will definitely understand your displeasure and he will stop doing it.
You all know that if you don’t stop this at the right time, how hurtful it can be for you and your feelings as the baby continues to grow older.
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