Childhood Diseases

Posted by: KB | 2008/11/13


Crying toddler and tantrums

How do you deal with a toddler that cries everytime she does not get her way? She is 19 months old and started creche 1 month ago. There' s been an improvement in her eating and sleeping patterns, but she cries all the time when it' s not going her way. I don' t slap her on her bumb anymore, as it affects me more than her. I' m emotionally finished after that. Last night I ignored her and walked away from her but she kept following me and crying the whole time. Everytime she gets to me I walk away. She wants to be in the arms the whole time. I can' t do anything - I can' t cook, I can' t make a cup of tea, I can' t even go to the loo. Time out corners I feel she' s still too small for that. I' m 8 months pregnant and I' m really taking a knock at the moment. How do you as other parents deal with a crying baby - what should I do to make her stop?

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Posted by: heartbroken | 2009/05/06

My daughter is 4, turning 5 in July. She cries all the time. She does like the word NO and cries if things don' t go her way. She does not want to sleep in her own bed, we have tried everything. She now falls asleep in our bed and we then take her to her bed. She wakes and gets back into our bed. The crying is getting to us. We try not to get upset, but it is difficult. She also wakes in the middle of the night crying and if asked she cannot tell you why she is crying. Please help

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Posted by: Anon | 2008/11/13

My little girl also became very clingy after starting creche.
Just hold and hug her as much as you can, She wants you and all the attention. This is so normal...I know its hard...

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Posted by: Annies | 2008/11/13

I think she needs your love and care right now. She know there is a new baby on the way and she has just been in creche for one month. I think she might feel insecure at the moment. She actually is still a baby, not even 2 years old yet and now she has to be a big girl already because there is a new baby on the way. Be patient with her and give her lots of love and attention.

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