15 month old WHINING! :s

Monica - posted on 01/30/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Ok so this is making me a bit crazy lately... My daughter was SUCH a good baby... then once she hit 12 months, she became an ENORMOUS whiner!!! All she does is whine! When she wants something, when she doesn't get her way, her #1 means of communicating is whining!! My son was never like that, and i don't see why she is practically crying just for me to pass her her sippy cup! I tell her words, try to get her to repeat "UP" for ex, instead of the huge whine and crazy face she makes LOL... i tell her no when i have to, and distract her, but it's just the automatic whining that is makin' me bananas! Does anyone know if this is normal, because it seems like alot to me, and anything else i can do PLEASE! :)

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Caroline - posted on 01/30/2010

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The advice that I have gotten was to ignore it.

When she is whining you dont want to do/respond to what she wants.



Instead just say to her use her regular voice., but say it calmly.

and do what you are currently doing -- give her the words to use to ask

(I have a boy and he whines too. LOL)



This has worked pretty well for me. I started doing this when he was about a year old too and he is now a year and 1/2 old.

He whines sometimes but not nearly as bad as before.



The key is to not give in a let them have their way when they are whining.

It just reinforces the behavior.

Since she's been used to getting her way when she whines, it may take a while to "untrain" her from the behavior. But you can do it!

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Joy - posted on 01/31/2010

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you said the key words in your post. It is her number 1 way of communicating. She is only 15 months old and is learning that communicating is how she gets things and unfortunately for you it is done by whining. Maybe try and focus on the fact that she is communicating and try to turn the whining into small words as you already are. I am sure it will pass. My son did that till about 14 months due to teething and now he communicates really well by pointing and making sounds. good luck.

Karen - posted on 01/30/2010

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My two youngest are 2 & 3, 1 boy and 1 girl and they both whine & it drives me crazy I try ignoring and a after a few minutes if they don't stop I tell them to go to their room until they're done and when they're ready to use their words they can come back out. It usually works in the moment, but still their first reaction is to whine so it's a constant day to day thing that I think just comes w/that age.

Monica - posted on 01/30/2010

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haha, yeah that's what i heard too... girl thing. LOL.. it's true, she's so dramatic! oy. well hopefully since mine starting whining early, maybe i can get it out of her! :) i get so excited when she asks me for something in a happy way, hopefully that rubs off a bit!

Giseli - posted on 01/30/2010

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I have a 3 year old daughter and she is the same way,but w/ her,it started when she was 2,and let me tell u it doesn't get any better(sorry),specially when her dad's around.It drives me cray sometimes, but u have have to show her who the boss is.My daughter acts way better w/ me but she whines a little bit,and everybody i have talked to says it's a girl thing,girls are dramatic,emotional...)good lucky!

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