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#1 vswannie

Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:08 PM

Looking for some guidance/reassurance please! DD is 10 months old and frankly, seems to have a shocker of a temper. She is very adept at throwing tanties already- I really thought this was more of a 2+ thing but I seem to be wrong on that! She will frequently (perhaps 5-6 times a day) put her arms out, clench her fists together and then go rigid for a few seconds like she's shaking with anger. It is usually when she has something taken off her, or when she's upset about something, occasionally when she's very excited. And now and then, for no obvious reason. Is this normal? Anyone else's baby do this?

#2 Funwith3

Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:12 PM

Sorry OP but I'm having a giggle at the image of her little fists and arms being so cross! Sounds cute...I pity you in a few years though.

#3 mandala

Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:13 PM

Yep. Mine did, although he'd throw himself on the ground and bash his fists on the floor. I'm hoping it means he's getting the tantrums out of the way early.

The nice thing about this age is that they're easy to pick up and distract!

#4 Baggy

Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:14 PM

laughing2.gif That sounds just like what DD2 used to do!

I'd say it's normal, but if you're worried there is no harm in getting it checked out.

#5 bjk76

Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:20 PM

DS started having tantrums at around 11mo, as did other babies in my mothers' group, so yes, I'd say it's normal. The tantrums died down for a few months and are just starting up again (he's 20mo now).

#6 Flutters

Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:21 PM

My 10 month old does the fist clenching/rigid body thing when she is excited, or when she's had enough of eating. She's also good at throwing things she doesn't want away, or waving her hands about to get your hands away. And trying to give her panadol or checking to see if more teeth are coming is a major battle - mouth snapped shut & throws herself about like crazy. Fiesty little thing!

#7 vswannie

Posted 18 December 2012 - 01:46 PM

Thanks everyone. Flutters - I think you're raising DD's twin! Lord help us when they're two...

#8 Prioritising Pooks

Posted 18 December 2012 - 02:57 PM

Oh good so it's not just my son.

He's been chucking tanties since birth.

Yep, I'm holding on to my hat, too.

But I do like that he knows his mind original.gif

#9 lucky 2

Posted 18 December 2012 - 04:37 PM

Hi,

I am moving this topic into the Babies 6-12 months forum.

Kind regards,

lucky 2
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#10 crankypantz

Posted 18 December 2012 - 06:49 PM

DS2 threw tantrums from 6 months - threw himself face down on the floor, arms pounding the ground, screaming his head off.  He still throws great tantrums now at 2.5yrs when he doesn't get his own way.  The intensity has never really changed, but at least they didn't get even worse at 2 original.gif. Good luck with it.  I am still hoping that he will grow out of it in another year or so....

#11 Maserati Mum

Posted 19 December 2012 - 05:15 PM

Thank gosh it's not just me. My ten month old DD has to deal with a two year old brother, but even so, if he takes a toy off her or tells her off, she screams and swipes at his face. She will also throw herself down on the floor with her head on the ground sobbing, just because I gave her brother something that she couldn't have.

They're much smarter than we give them credit for at this age  wink.gif  Little buggers.

#12 Natttmumm

Posted 19 December 2012 - 05:20 PM

Yes normal. My girls did that from around 11 or 12 months. DD2 was worse as she would even bite her older sister at 12 months. She did have a big tantrum period from 2.5 to 3 too. Just calming down now.

#13 mum201

Posted 19 December 2012 - 05:30 PM

Yep normal, DS just turned one and for a few months has been throwing himself on the ground near my feet and wailing, whilst grabbing onto my legs. I am lazy as I just pick him up, cuddle and stick a boob in his mouth and he is fine in 20secs, like it never happened.

#14 content1

Posted 21 December 2012 - 10:50 PM

LOL my 10 month old DS throws himself on the ground, back arched, screams kicks. I probably shouldn't but I can't help laughing as I think he looks cute  laugh.gif . I too am not looking forward to toddlerhood  unsure.gif

#15 ~ky~

Posted 22 December 2012 - 04:47 AM

My 11mo DD stands and shouts at me if I take something off her - she has a very firey tempter to go with her red hair lol

Until they can express themselves with words, actions have to do the talking for them. It is completely normal ...




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