How can I get my 5 year old to stop picking up the baby?!!!
Ella loves her sister. She loves to hug her and kiss her. Unfortunately she also loves to pick her up without asking. She has done this many many times and I've explained to her that she is too little to pick up baby by herself. She could drop her and baby would get hurt or worse but she still picks her up. The last time she did it was last night. She gave Grace a lick of her licorice and when I saw she was holding the baby I told her to put Grace down. She tossed her in her bassinet!!! :z Grace spit the licorice up. OMG I was going crazy insane! I don't know what to do :( What do you mommies think? I don't spank. It doesn't work anyway :p We take things away that she REALLY loves but she still acts up. Time outs aren't working either. They don't seem to faze her. She gets up and does something else that she shouldn't be doing :( She is a really sweet and loving little girl. I don't know what to do :(
We had a scare when our oldest was 5 and our youngest at the time was a baby, she picked him up and carried him across the room but fell and I didn't know how hard they hit or anything so we took him in to get checked out. She didn't do that again. Not that I want that to happen to your girls but sometimes, like with my oldest, she has to learn the hard way. They don't seem to get the seriousness of the situation otherwise. Our oldest was the only one we really had an issue with.