Jess - posted on 10/04/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )
Im confused, I don't know if I'm doing the right thing here. Ava *13 months* has taken to throwing the biggest tantrums over the silliest things. Just now for example she had a meltdown about having her nappy changed.
She is happy to get the dirty nappy off, and sit on the potty. But when it comes to putting on a clean nappy she just won't have it. I have just watched her scream and throw herself around for 5 minutes to avoid the clean nappy.
When all this first started I would try holding her until she calmed down, but she hits me and I've ended up with a few busted lips and she just doesn't stop screaming, its like holding her fuels the tantrum
So now I put her down on the foam mat so she can't hurt herself and just wait, if she keeps going I walk away. Just now, I put her down, and walked out and shut her door so I knew where she was. It worked because I came back in when she started to calm down and she stopped, and I put the nappy on her without any fuss.
Am I doing the right thing by just letting her sort herself out, or should I be holding her until she stops crying ?