Broken noses, black eyes, lost teeth: you can’t let your guard down when dealing with an excited baby or toddler. Photo: Getty ImagesBroken noses, black eyes, lost teeth: you can’t let your guard down when dealing with an excited baby or toddler. Photo: Getty Images
Broken noses, black eyes, lost teeth: you can’t let your guard down when dealing with an excited baby or toddler. Photo: Getty Images

Hit, kicked, headbutted: when babies attack parents, and how to deal with it

  • Babies and toddlers are often stronger and faster than their parents realise, leading to all kinds of painful accidents
  • Dealing with such incidents – whether unintentional or genuine anger and aggression – requires patience and care

Topic |   Parenting: newborns to toddlers
Broken noses, black eyes, lost teeth: you can’t let your guard down when dealing with an excited baby or toddler. Photo: Getty ImagesBroken noses, black eyes, lost teeth: you can’t let your guard down when dealing with an excited baby or toddler. Photo: Getty Images
Broken noses, black eyes, lost teeth: you can’t let your guard down when dealing with an excited baby or toddler. Photo: Getty Images
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