What Triggers Baby Temper Tantrums?
Tantrums happen when you have a baby, but you can watch for signs of impending tantrums then attempt to stop...
Tantrums happen when you have a baby, but you can watch for signs of impending tantrums then attempt to stop tantrums before they start.
The Nemours Foundation notes that any of the following may trigger a baby temper tantrum:
- Fatigue or discomfort.
- Lack of attention.
- The need for control and independence.
- Wanting something they can't have.
- What you're eating or drinking while breastfeeding can cause a tantrum.
- Less vocal babies or late talkers may lash out with a tantrum because you can't understand them. This is when baby sign language can come in handy.
- Patience is hard for babies and can make them explode into tantrum world. Teach patience from the start to help avoid this.
- Bad clothing can really irk a baby. Bad clothing for some babies is, of course different from bad clothing for other babies. My son, for example, hated hats with a passion. Some babies hate socks. Avoid bad clothing when possible.
- Over-stimulation is a big tantrum issue for babies. Babies do need some downtime too, just like adults.
- Your baby might have colic.