• C
  • Los Angeles, United States
  • 4 months ago

Early tantrums!? HELP!

My sweet little girl is 8 months old and has begun tantruming. She throws her head all the way back and screams when she doesn't get her way! She's doing it quite often now (getting into car seat, not feeding her fast enough, when I sit her down to play with her toys)...I tell her no, but she's to young to comprehend. Any suggestions as to how I can let her know that mommy will not tolerate that behavior?
  • A
  • Concord, United States
  • 3 months ago

I have a 3 m.o and she does the same. I asked the doctor if it was normal for her to do that or if it’s something I’m doing wrong and she just told me she is high maintenance smh.

  • A
  • Smithfield, Australia
  • 4 months ago

Listen what I say could sound like complete shit but it worked for me and thats all I can go on. I used to say to my son “ use your words” taking to a child like an adult sounds ridiculous but it really worked for us... He would freak out and I’d get down to his level and say use your words example ... Screaming during dinner - What wrong Why don’t you want to eat Are you not hungry don’t you like this meal Why don’t you like this meal.. encouraging my son to “ use his words” this really helped. I would be honest and say to him “you look really silly when you act like that! and people think you look very silly” I used to say to him.. when you get upset, mummy gets upset and then everyone is unhappy and we don’t get to do any nice things... and everyone feels bad... I know it sounds silly but it really did work ages 3 upwards never got out of control... because he would use his words...

  • S
  • Brookville, United States
  • 4 months ago

Remember that that's their only way of communicating at this age. Be kind and gracious. Tell baby "mommy will feed you in five minutes." Or "you have to go in the car seat so we can gobble-bye!" Don't get angry, keep your calm and it will rub off on them. ❤️

  • S
  • Brookville, United States
  • 4 months ago

That should say "go bye-bye" not "gobble-bye!"

  • K
  • Orchard Park, United States
  • 4 months ago

I have been ignoring bad behavior and praising good behavior

  • W
  • Whittier, United States
  • 4 months ago

Reflect her frustration or whatever it is you think she is feeling and redirect her attention -if you can. By Reflecting how she feels you are teaching her to identify her emotions as well as teaching her how to communicate

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