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Tantrums LinzKae 1 child; Las Vegas, Nevada 417 posts
31st Jan '13

I'm a first time mom to a baby girl. She is 17 Weeks and she throws tantrums if no one is paying attention to her. There are no years just screaming and arching her back and whining. Any tips that I could try besides talking to her and holding her all day I'm having a hard time getting cooking and cleaning done.

r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
31st Jan '13

Wait...17 weeks as in 4 months old, or did you mean 17 months?

P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11903 posts
31st Jan '13

Get a baby wrap or carrier. :) You can get stuff done and still have her close by for her comfort.

~*~HeatherC~*~ 1 child; Ontario 1579 posts
31st Jan '13
Quoting Rabbit
Jays*Mama 2 kids; Michigan 5649 posts
31st Jan '13

Sounds normal. Babies want attention. Is she holding onto and grabbing things? I put my baby in her bouncy seat n hand her a toy every few minutes. Sometimes she gets mad anyways but sometimes she will sit there. If I'm cleaning the kitchen I bring her in there with me in her bouncer so she can see me. Then I can usually get things done better.

JustMe&MyThree 3 kids; Chicago, Illinois 515 posts
31st Jan '13
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r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
31st Jan '13

Judging from previous posts, I guess you mean 4 months old, lol.
Really, they don't throw tantrums at that age. She's still very young and has an instinctual need to be close to you. She was tucked away in your womb for 9 months, you are her source of comfort. I highly recommend getting a sling, wrap or carrier so that she can cuddle up against you while you can still get things done. :)

penispenispenisVAGINA 4 kids; Idaho 6992 posts
31st Jan '13

i beg to differ ladies! My LO is 16 weeks today and he throws temper tantrums! EVERY CHILD IS DIFFERENT!

P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11903 posts
31st Jan '13
Quoting supa~~fly:" i beg to differ ladies! My LO is 16 weeks today and he throws temper tantrums! EVERY CHILD IS DIFFERENT!"


A 16 week old can not throw temper tantrums. They have no clue how to even do that. If they are crying/screaming they need something. Sorry to break it to ya. If they want your attention it is because they thrive off of that and NEED it.

r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
31st Jan '13
Quoting supa~~fly:" i beg to differ ladies! My LO is 16 weeks today and he throws temper tantrums! EVERY CHILD IS DIFFERENT!"


Tantrums stem from their independent explorations being diverted.. 4 month olds aren't independent or struggling with a desire for independence.

mom2andrew&carter 18 kids; Leesburg, Florida 2159 posts
31st Jan '13

my son will be 5 months old and he throws tantrums. I will put him down on the lfoor cause hes been rolling like crazy and trying to crawl and he gets so fustrated cause he cant do it yet and starts kicking the floor like crazy and yelling. i think its kind of funny i go and pick him up of course but i still think its funny. Anyway sometimes i have to put him in his crib for a few mins just to be able to cook dinner for my toddler. Hes way to heavy to carry in a carriers and he hates them anyway. I try to get my cleaning done when hes sleeping or happy in his excersaucer.

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
31st Jan '13

Unfortunately she has to just grow out of it. When she's more mobile and alert it may get easier. DS was difficult at that age too because all he wanted to do was be held and he refused sleep all the time.