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Old 05-02-2012, 03:08 PM   #8
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Re: How do you handle tantrums at 9 months old? Especially if you don't do CIO?

Yeah, I agree. As much as I love nursing my baby I don't him to think that its okay to throw a tantrum and oh its okay sweetie just nurse away. You know like a reward? I rarely can get him to nurse during the day anyway. He just nurses ALL night long keeping me up.

He threw another tantrum early & I just sat on the floor with him and he crawled into my lap & I hugged him and he got down and screamed some more and we repeated this 5 or 6 times until he was ready to be redirected and do something else.

Originally Posted by EmilytheStrange View Post

the younger they understand that tantrums don't get them what they want, the better. I like redirection, sometimes. But redirection doesn't exactly teach them anything, so it just depends on the circumstances. You want to play with my phone? ooh.. look at this shiney whatever. Okay.

But tantrums? No.. they need to learn very young that tantrums do not get them shiney toys, etc.
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