Jessica - posted on 09/20/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )
My little boy is 7 months old and has started throwing tantrums over things. He has always reacted this way a little when he is tired but it has gotten worse the last week. He has start bawling like he is hurt when we don't feed him fast enough, take away his mesh fruit eating ring when its gone (I don't know what it's called but lets him suck on fruit without getting chunks) If his toys get out of his reach, he hates his belly so if he is put on his stomach, or if he is laid down on his back and he wants to sit up, when I'm not holding him right. I have tried redirecting his attention, give him his binky, talking to him sternly telling him to "stop it" "Your ok or fine" "no" he cries just as hard and i mean full on alligator tears! He has started the teething process so he could just want to be held because he doesn't feel good, but its ridiculous! I don't want to be that mom that runs to him every time he cries, so do I let him cry it out? Do I comfort him for the next little bit in case he just isn't feeling good and tired? I don't know how to help him understand he can't cry like this to get what he wants. I know they cry to communicate but he hasn't cried like this. It just feels like he is throwing a fit more than anything, crying for no reason. Any suggestions?