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When will my baby understand when I say no?

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In brief: Depends...

Depends on how consistently you enforce a "no" once you've said it.
If "no" can turn into a "yes" with enough pressure, they may never learn to understand it. At best, 18-24 months.

In brief: Depends...

Depends on how consistently you enforce a "no" once you've said it.
If "no" can turn into a "yes" with enough pressure, they may never learn to understand it. At best, 18-24 months.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics

In brief: That depends

Some babies may understand the word as early as 6 months, but typically it won't be until after a year or 18 months that they will actually stop what they are doing in response to the word.
Try to set up a safe place for your baby to play in your house so you can avoid saying "no" a lot.

In brief: That depends

Some babies may understand the word as early as 6 months, but typically it won't be until after a year or 18 months that they will actually stop what they are doing in response to the word.
Try to set up a safe place for your baby to play in your house so you can avoid saying "no" a lot.
Dr. Laura Webb
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