Can a 9 month old tantrum?

(9 Posts)

My 8 mo got in a grump with me the other day because she wanted milk but she had to wait for 5 mons while we drive to church. When we got there she kept turning her face away from me for about 5 mins. Was hysterical!

teaparties Tue 04-Dec-12 19:08:02

Well, according to me and DP, DD has been kissing for months... But by kissing we mean approaching us with her mouth open, lunging and planting her lips on us. It's definitely deliberate, but she definitely doesn't pucker up. She is our PFB, can you tell?

PoppyAmex Tue 04-Dec-12 18:03:12

PS: Can they kiss at 9 months? I can't wait for that.

PoppyAmex Tue 04-Dec-12 18:02:21

You are so right!

My 8 month old DD has started doing this too and at first I thought it wasn't cause/effect but I've come to realise she is indeed cross and showing it!

Funnily enough all her "tantrums" have been about wanting more food too grin

teaparties Tue 04-Dec-12 17:59:45

We moved away from the kitchen and she let me give her a yoghurt on the sofa. She is now giving the laptop screen kisses, lovely. Forgotten all about the lasagne...

Will continue with distraction, thanks. Hope this isn't a preview of things to come!

HearMyRoar Tue 04-Dec-12 17:49:19

8month dd has just started to get upset about things like this. She just burst into tears because I wouldn't let her pull her bowl off her tray and wave it about hmm

I don't think it's really tantrums though s if you think about it they still don't have any other way of expressing their desires than crying about it so that's what they do.

Bumpsadaisie Tue 04-Dec-12 17:16:07

Not a tantrum as such. But about this age they start to get cross if things aren't what they should be and let you know about it.

Its not a tantrum - at this age you can easily distract you'd baby with sth else interesting/tasty/shiny/novel.

When a 2.5 yr old is losing it in a tantrum they will not be distracted from their fury and there isn't much you can do grin

You've got it all to look fwd to !

ifso Tue 04-Dec-12 17:15:13

Yes!
Speaking from experience, my 9mth old stopped tantrumming aged 3
Not long to go OP!
Distraction is key - distract her with a book? while secretly offering more food?

teaparties Tue 04-Dec-12 17:11:48

DD is shouting/ crying at me because the lasagne she was eating for dinner has run out (will be making bigger portions next time...). I thought maybe she was still hungry so offered more veg/ yoghurt/ fruit, but no she just wanted more lasagne. My wilful little daughter.

Is this even possible? Do babies have tantrums?!

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