I am a happy momma of an infant who is just under a year. My child is at the point where he is gaining self mobility, and as many infants do, curiosity. As the curiosity develops, certain unsafe practices such as touching outlets, getting into cords, and hitting anyone who tries to stop the child are also developing. I have been trying the redirection method, but I’ve been having very minimal success with it.
I am now in the process of making our home a safe place to explore for my child by bringing in outlet covers and making sure cords are away and out of reach, but I was wondering if there were any suggestions on ways of “disciplining” or teaching an infant some sense of right or wrong, without suppressing the curious nature and if possible without getting into the physical aspects (hand smacking ect.)? — Cindy