Yes! We had a big problem with hitting when my son was between 1 yr to 2.5. He is now 3 years. Occasionally now he will hit if he is frustrated or mostly when he is trying to play fight. Problem is, I dont always know that he is trying to play. All I know sometimes is that I am being hit!
i will say that the hitting has lessened with consistant correcting. It took many months of reinforceing that hitting is not acceptable. We will put him on time-out. We would tell him why he was being put on time-out. And Im sure youve heard that hitting them back doesnt help- it only reaffirms hitting. I have to regretably admit, that I have resorted to desperation, and have smacked back. This almost always ended in tears, sometimes for both of us.