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17 month old: face grabbing and hitting

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I think our little guy just wants and needs our invested attention when he hits and grabs ours and others' faces, but some times it's just not okay, and some times we can't focus only on him.

 

Any distraction techniques anyone has found really helpful?

 

Thank you!

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DD used to hit at that age while nursing if she wanted my attention.  I got a teething necklace (chew beads) that she would play with and it occupied her enough most times.   I also taught her how to touch nice and be gentle with her hands on people and so we made games out of hitting hard on things like "drums" and touching soft on faces or the dogs.  Once she had a clear comparison between the two and when to use them it helped tremendously.

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