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24/07/2014 at 08:47
W has certainly come into his own lately. He has discovered he can scream. But it's constant at the moment. He keeps doing things that I have to tell him no. I have been trying the distraction technique to get him to leave things alone, but it's not working and I'm having to resort to picking him up and moving him away. He throws the mother of all tantrums when this happens and all I can do is leave him to it and wait for him to calm down.
Has anyone else had this, and does it get better? Is he just testing boundaries?
He's sleeping a lot too, but I assume he's just going through a growth spurt and the warm weather too.
24/07/2014 at 09:36
Jacob started tantruming at about a year. The first time he did it I actually thought he was having a fit and was really scared, then I realised it was just a tantrum. I'm afraid for us it got worse before it got better, at the worst he was throwing 3-4 45min screaming fits a day, which was exhausting. He's just over 2 now and in the last 2-3 months they've improved loads, we only get 1-2 a week now, and they're generally much more short-lived. I've found leaving him to it but being there for cuddles when he's ready to calm down is generally best, but I've not managed to find a way of stopping them entirely.
24/07/2014 at 09:45
Thanks Spikeygoodness. That's what I've been trying to do. The word no or don't touch are trigger words that seem to set him off into these rages. They don't last long at the moment, but it looks like they might as time goes on.
24/07/2014 at 11:33
I had this conversation with some friends yesterday, who's little ones are all 10-12 months and we all decided they are all the same and its normal! My LO is one tomorrow and has almighty tantrums when I move her from somewhere she shouldnt or take something from her. Last night I took the calpol syringe off her so I could put her in the bath, she screamed for 20 mins until her bedtime bottle like I was trying to murder her!
24/07/2014 at 11:46
I had the same with O around this age...a lot if it is frustration at nit being able to communicate everything they want/need. Carry on doing what you're doing and it'll improve in time as his communication skills etc do too IME. Do not mistake this as terrible 2's come early though...that's a whole different level of tantrum! *sob*
24/07/2014 at 13:47
Thanks coco. I did think it was a bit early for the terrible twos, although if this is just a sample of things to come, I shall join you in sobbing!
24/07/2014 at 13:49
And Happy Birthday to your LO for tomorrow PC!
24/07/2014 at 16:40
Oh god yes we have them now and I've found them very hard to deal with. My previously sweet natured boy who got the toys taken off him constantly at toddlers without batting an eye would now scream, sob, throw his head onto the floor and get very angry. It's horrid to watch. No and don't touch are the triggers here as well.
24/07/2014 at 17:08
I'm glad I'm not alone, but sorry you're going through the same TP. It's Jekyl and Hyde here.
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