How do you discipline a baby? Do you even try?
These are questions that my group of mom friends and I have been asking ourselves and each other now that our babies are mobile and getting into all kinds of trouble. Here is what Babycenter’s expert has to say on the topic (basically, 7 to 9 months is too early). What he says makes sense to me, since Alex is 7 months old and I can tell that he knows there are some things he shouldn’t touch, but he also doesn’t understand the concept of “no” yet. However, an older baby we know clearly understood the concept of “no” at 9 months and loved to push the boundaries set by his mommy – in this situation, discipline (but not punishment) is appropriate.