Anyone's LO going through a WHINY stage?

Irene - posted on 02/01/2011 ( 14 moms have responded )

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My girl is 8.5 months, and lately she has been soooooo whiny. She isn't babbling as much as she used to, but instead whines and whines. It's been going on for about two weeks. I read that it could be that she is almost ready to hit a milestone, but is frustrated that she can't do it yet (in this case, crawling). Anyone else experiencing this? I'm trying not to take it personally but it is soooo hard not to think that I am doing something wrong, or I'm boring her to death or something...

Thanks!

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Kat - posted on 12/14/2011

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My son's 8.5 mos. as well and he's been soooo whiny! I don't think its his teeth at this point (he just cut 2 a couple of weeks ago) he has 5 total. I think it might be the milestone thing you mentioned....it seems like he want's to just go...go...go, but he can't yet. He's pulling himself places...not crawling yet...but I have a feeling he's ready to walk. That's all he wants to do know is have me or his dad help him walk around the house. I think I must walk around our house about 100 times a day! It's making me nuts! Does anyone know of something to help them with the whiny-ness??? Thanks for all your replys! It really does make me feel better knowinig I'm not the only one experiencing this!

Kelly - posted on 02/22/2011

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YES! My daughter is super happy or whining...not much in between. And my husband doesn't understand bc when he gets home in the afternoon is her "good" time. She cries when I leave the room. Wouldn't dream of going to the bathroom by myself! ;) She's pretty clingy (which is sweet sometimes) but I'm going crazy!!

Leanne - posted on 02/07/2011

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my sons whines all the time lol , when he doesnt get what he wants , he starts to cry but its more of a whine then a cry ! my son just started actually crawling a few weeks ago , he did the army crawl for months , now hes trying to pull himself up on things , i think the whineing is just a stage , my niece is 3 months and she whines alot too , so i wouldnt worrie every baby learns at there own speed dont wanna rush it trust me , it sucks when they crawl everywhere you have to make sure they dont fall off anything or eat anything lol

Sabrina - posted on 02/08/2011

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my son went through this stage at 8 months. the whole 8th month was extremely dicey and exhausting. i thought it was 'just the way he was'. then all of a sudden he is 9 months and has snapped out of it and super happy and playing a lot more on his own, not needing to be held. if you ask me wha tthe issue is i have no idea. i could speculate and say it was a combination of teething and growth spurt and seperation anxiety, but i'll never know. my then fussy baby is now shrieking with glee at toys and just about everything. its good to know stages come and go. i always have to remind myself of that when i'm IN the middle of them. hang in there. it will pass.

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Raven - posted on 03/26/2011

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My daughter is extremly whiney too. She started teething about 6 weeks ago and has cut 6 teeth. Shes 10 months old and can 'army crawl' and is starting to stand and take steps. She did all this within the past month!! And since she started all this she whines over EVERYTHING. If we put her down or change her diaper or get her dress or even if she wants to play. If we walk by her she'll whine and its horrible. I feel bad but i have 4 kids and cant spend all day with just her.

Janelle - posted on 03/25/2011

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my almost 10mth old ha sbeen the same whiney all the time, its the separation anxiety and teething. most of the time he is happy if he is not hungry or not getting into something like the computer. he got his first tooth the day before thanksgivng and now has 6 so most of that was because of teething. he is almost walking aswell

Elizabeth - posted on 02/09/2011

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I feel better now that I read this post. I tell my Husband all the time I must be doing something wrong because all my daughter does is WHINE! It can be so frusterating and hard to keep a positive attitude when that is all you listen to all day long! Hopefully it gets better soon for everyone! I find myself longing or the day that she can tell me why she is whining, just so I have peace of mind that she is just being a brat! lol

Irene - posted on 02/08/2011

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Thanks everyone for your encouragement! This past week has already been a lot better, funny enough - stages do come and go quickly, that's for sure! Although she isn't so whiny this week, she definitely is going through separation anxiety...can't leave her for more than a minute alone! But it doesn't bother me - I like to look at it in a positive way...right now she really needs me, and that won't last long in the grand scheme of things. I might as well enjoy the close one-on-one time while it lasts :-)

Thanks again,

Irene

Liz - posted on 02/06/2011

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My dd is really whiny this month too. I have started wearing her again. I used to put her in a sling when she was ity bity but I quit for some reason. She is so much happier and stays happy for longer on the floor when I carry her for a while in between. I ordered a new mei tai carrier to accommodate her weight.

Jessie - posted on 02/05/2011

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My little one has been fussy also. She doesn't have any teeth yet, but it seems as tho she has been teething since she was 4 mos old, shes now 8mos old. The second i put her down she starts fussing and is happy as can be as long as she is being held. I just went out the other day to buy her a new exersaucer to give her something else to play with. She already had 1 and a walker. (not including all the other toys) She is also working on learning how to crawl. She still doesn't sa anything at all yet either. She was 6wks early. Just wanted to let you know your not alone! Hang in there!!!

Irene - posted on 02/05/2011

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Hi Krissy,

Thanks for the reply :-) Ya, I think it's separation anxiety as well - I can't leave her alone for a minute either...if I try, she just starts crying! Who knows if it's teething as well, but she's not really showing any of the usual signs lately. Thanks for the support, and hope both our babes get over their whiny stages!

Irene

Krissy - posted on 02/05/2011

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My son has been whiny. He is teething though. He has been crawling, sitting and pulling up. I can't leave him alone for a minute and he comes whining and crawling after me. This maybe the separation anxiety kicking in too. I never had this problem before.

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