I Have A Violent One Year Old

I Have A Violent One Year Old

People probably think I’m being a little crazy, she is so cute and she is only one, how can she possibly be violent, I mean look at that face… butter wouldn’t melt. Don’t be fooled by her looks, that cute little face below, those big wide eyes and that little smirk – that is the face of violence.

blog post header image my violent one year old

It all started about a month ago. My mum was feeding Aria and she wasn’t spooning that delicious soggy wetabix into poor little Aria’s mouth fast enough, so Aria kept giving my mam’s knees a slap, it was all very amusing and we laughed and joked about it.

That same day my mam took Aria out with my nephew. She later told me that while they were out Aria sat hitting Olly on the top of his head, constantly. Olly wasn’t bothered, but still, not nice!

Since then it has got worse. My daughter is now a violent thug. When I lie her on her changing mat to change her nappy she will often kick me in the chest, hard, and laugh in my face. I even ended up with a thick lip from this very fun game of hers.

Other thug like habits include throwing food at complete strangers when out and about, kicking me when she is sat in her high chair and I am feeding her, smacking me in the face, head butting my nose and throwing anything that she can find at me. She really goes for it, you see the glare in her eyes and the concentration on the aim.

I decided to snapchat a nice video of us both this morning, just saying ‘hiya’ and the usual babbles from Aria. Aria decided that it would be even funnier to post a video of her beating me up. As usual on snapchat the video froze and is all out of sync with the picture, but you can hear the constant slapping that wasn’t filmed. She is violent.

I’m sure this is a phase that they all go through, or am I just trying to convince myself of that, I don’t know? What I would like to know is when can I expect this phase to end? Enough of the thick lips and broken (okay, sore) noses already!

Do you have a violent one year old? What is the worse injury they have given you, or a stranger?


  1. June 2, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    We went through that and I had to be quite firm saying no, we don't hit etc etc and putting her down. She doesn't hit me any more at 19 months but I'm doing the same with a new biting phase.

    Nappies have been a nightmare since 10 months and it's still a battle as she hates doing it. Food keeps getting thrown on the floor but because she finds it fun, not to be annoying (although it bloody well feels that way) At first we found it cute and funny and this may be where we went wrong… She thinks it's a game even though I now use my poker face. I think they just all like to test the boundaries….and how thick your nose cartilage is! Hold on in there, you're not alone xx

    • June 13, 2016 / 9:38 pm

      Thanks Ruth. It is so hard to say no and not laugh, especially when she punches her dad in the face! I am starting to say no, then look away and laugh my head off!
      It's good to hear I'm not alone.

  2. June 3, 2016 / 4:59 pm

    I was lucky and my two weren't violent but my niece does find beating us all up brilliant fun, especially my youngest. She has this obsession with pulling Ophelia (who's 5) back on top of her. My sister has had all sorts of injuries from her, I think the worst was a heatbutt to the chin. It's taken her a lot of saying no and being stern towards her and it's not as bad as it used to be.

    You can do it!

    Rhiannon Pastel Daydreams

    • June 13, 2016 / 9:38 pm

      Oh dear! I hope I can do it, I can't cope with these thick lips and a sore nose anymore lol

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