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May 4th, 2013, 08:17 AM
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So, recently, Taryn has started throwing huge fits when she gets frustrated (like, this morning, she couldn't reach one of her toys and started screaming bloody murder) or when we take something from her, or if one of us walks away... and most irritatingly, her diaper changes.

WHAT in the world?! Anybody else? Is this an age thing? A growth spurt thing? Is there something I can do to minimize this at all?
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May 4th, 2013, 09:00 AM
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Yes! And Kata has been the happiest, most laid back baby I've ever had...still is mostly. But last few weeks has had some knock down, drag out tantrums mostly over wanting something and not getting it.
Oh! And in my experience you can't do much about it. They're not doing anything "wrong" so you can't punish. Ignore or try to soothe or redirect is all you can do. And yes! Trying to change diapers is a struggle!
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May 4th, 2013, 09:59 AM
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Not yet. When Paxton gets frustrated he makes a whiny/groaning sound and swings his arms but no real tantrum. He only throws a tantrum when he's tired and wants me to pick him up and I walk by him or put him down for some reason. Then he falls back on the floor and twists, kicks, cries and tosses his head back and forth. I agree with the redirecting and soothing. They're so small and they can't control their emotions at all yet.
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May 4th, 2013, 03:51 PM
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Yup. So far though, he's relatively easy to re-direct...but each time its a bit harder...he's very persistent and curious!
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May 4th, 2013, 04:31 PM
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Yes. He even tries to fling his whole body backwards while he is having them. I usually just ride them out, I find they only last like 30 seconds before he gets distracted (except diaper changes which last until I am done changing him and put him down to crawl). If I see him going for something I don't want him to have, like into an open cupboard and I shut the door he loses it!
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May 4th, 2013, 07:06 PM
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Yup, Miss Summer has a little bit of a problem with the word no... sometimes she still tests me and others she will throw a huge fit.
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May 4th, 2013, 07:54 PM
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Oh yeah, we're going through the same thing here. Emily throws tantrums during diaper changes or when I buckle her in the carseat or pretty much when I make her do anything she doesn't want to. She also gets pretty whiny when she's frustrated, hungry or tired.

The other day she started whining while I was making her a bottle and my younger sister, whose PG with her first and is completely clueless, was like "Can't you do something about her whining?" I just laughed and told her to wait and see what it's like. It's not like I can reason with her yet. I just say "Emily, one minute please..." in a firm but patient voice.
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May 5th, 2013, 04:23 AM
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Harper is a total drama queen and gets stroppy when not getting her own way. Is there anything you can do? I don't know honestly. It's just an age thing I think and not much you can do to stop them other than responding to their wants as quickly as humanely possible
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May 5th, 2013, 04:42 AM
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Sarah is a drama queen too.
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May 5th, 2013, 05:59 AM
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Abby has one every time I tell her no (she usually obeys though, so that's a plus). We tease her about her red-headed temper but I don't think there's much you can do.
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May 5th, 2013, 06:23 AM
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Aubrey usually throws them during diaper changes and getting dressed. It takes two people to get her dressed. She screams like someone is torturing her.
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May 5th, 2013, 07:11 AM
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I hate that you guys are going through it, too, but I'm so glad I'm not alone. Anybody know when this phase will end? I miss my easy-going child lol
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May 5th, 2013, 10:29 AM
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End? Hahahaha! It just gets worse. I'd say around maybe five years old is when kids stop throwing on the floor screaming, kicking fits but then they start screaming and slamming door fits.
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May 5th, 2013, 05:42 PM
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Oooooooh hell
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May 6th, 2013, 11:11 AM
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Not yet. The only issue I have is the car seat: she loathes it. When I get in the car with her and she sees the car seat, she does her impression of an ironing board and cries. I literally have to make her bend to get her in it. She really does not like being buckled in anything- even her new convertible seat. As far as any tantrums, she generally gets what she wants at this point. I am sure it would be different if I were home alone with her, and she didn't always get her way.

Part of it sounds like separation anxiety. The rest is just how she is communicating. Babies cry to show us they are not getting what they want. It's totally normal, and she's totally adorable.

(If you want to see a fit, I'll let you borrow my 10-year old when when she's having a bad hair morning.)
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May 7th, 2013, 06:06 PM
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Yep, Theo is starting to get angry and frustrated lately too.
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May 9th, 2013, 07:55 AM
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Yep, Hannah too. A lot of hers is just not wanting to be set down. If I have to lay her down for a minute to stir supper, deal with another kid, go pee, whatever, and she doesn't want to be sat down she SCREAMS. But, she's usually fine again as soon as I pick her back up, or put her in the Ergo (depending on what I'm doing).
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