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Okay, since I have the oldest baby here let me tell you what I just experienced last night.
Nicholas had crawled over to the book shelf and pulled some CDs off onto the floor. Then he went to pull some more off and I told him "No!" and I was very firm about it. He reached again and I told him "NO" again very firmly only this time I took his hand and moved it away from the CDs. He then pulled his hand away and reached over and slapped MY hand and screamed at ME!! I have never even slapped his hand for anything and have no idea where he got that. AND WHAT MAKES HIM THINK he can do that to me? I'm his mother for Gods sake!!! Oh Lord, what lies ahead?
Yikes! If it makes you feel better, I got smacked in the chest repeatedly by a 10 day old baby who wanted to eat, but was too fussy to calm down and enjoy it. The slapping must be an instinct - I'm sure he didn't learn it from you.
So what did you do next? In my case, we switched to a bottle, cause it was 2am and I wasn't in the mood for it.
I picked him up and put him in his playpen and told him that was bad, you don't hit. I have a friend that takes care of him on Mondays and she takes care of a 14 month old boy also. She told me once that the other baby has a bad habit of hitting when he doesn't want something and I think that is where he gets it. I need the babysitter, so I can't change, but I want him to understand that hitting is bad. UGH, I just don't know. I never had this problem with my older DS.