PLEASE HELP!! 6 MONTH OLD WITH TEMPER TANTRUM??

Linda - posted on 07/23/2013 ( 13 moms have responded )

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Hi Mommies,

I am seriously going insane trying to figure out why my 6 month old baby keeps throwing a fit when she is in the mall in her stroller. It get so bad that she would be screaming at the top of her lung and kicking her way out of her stroller. I dont know if babies at this age can develop temper tantrums, but I just need some advice on how to calm her down when she is throwing a massive fit in a mall. I've tried everything, from giving her a toy, mum mums, to talking to her... nothing really works. I just hate the looks I receive by other people surrounding me thinking I am incapable of calming down my daughter. Please any advice is greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance :)
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User - posted on 07/23/2013

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i think that is spending time i do that but i also talk to her the hole time and ask her things im thinking if she only does it in that stroller then maybe its hurting her maybe shes sitting up to tall the straps make her feel to confined ??? i know my 7 month old looves to get out and go in the stroller but not with the new 5 point harnest they have now ,, if ur using the umberala strolller shes to young for it hope it helps

Jodi - posted on 07/23/2013

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In addition to what Shawnn has said, what time of day are you choosing to go shopping? Try to do your shopping at times when your baby is not hungry or tired. It is surprisingly a bit of an art to judge the best time to shop with your little ones.

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 07/25/2013

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The mall may be a bit to over stimulating for her. It is big, noisy, bright, and can be overwhelming even for me sometimes. It just may be to much for her. I know that is clearly not what you want to hear, but could be just it.

Jodi - posted on 07/23/2013

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Have you considered "wearing" her instead of putting her in a stroller? With a stroller, a baby is generally facing away from you and she could be feeling isolated from you in a big scary world (unless it is one of the ones where is is facing towards you, I'm just guessing).

User - posted on 07/23/2013

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ok shes 6month not 6 years lol ur too funny at that age just getting out of the house is new and exceeding

User - posted on 07/23/2013

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i think ur doing great at this age anything can be spending time if i take my 7 month old with then i buy her clothes ask her to pick i know how it is i have a 10 year old son and my 7 month old girl but i would look at ur stroller run ur hands al over it and if yu have an unbrela stroller shes to young for it thats made for a older baby but if no to all this it might me that she cant see you or my girl dont like to sit up to stright or to long hope this helps

Lyn-z - posted on 07/23/2013

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You're being very condisending! I don't see this as advice at all being that she has clearly stated she doesn't go as much as you are painting her out to. How is this younge lady NOT spending time with her daughter by takeing her shopping?

Grand - posted on 07/23/2013

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Six months is early for tantrums. Unless she just does not like to go shopping with you or something in that stroller is hurting her. It could even be a wet diaper burning her bottom. It is most likely your 6 month old is bored in the mall and does not like to spend a lot of time there. Don't worry about calming her down. She is trying to communicate with you and say, "she is not having fun., Don 't sweat it maybe she will like shopping better when she is 12 months. This will pass but for now you may want to do your shopping without the baby. Watch her, see what she does and Listen to her. She will try to communicate with you. Really. Talk with her. Read to her as much as she will let you. Yours truly, Grandma. And lots of hugs for the baby and Mom too. She will be the hardest job you ever have but on the other hand she will be the most rewarding thing you have ever had.

Linda - posted on 07/23/2013

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Firstly you are giving an "advice" based on how you feel about "mothers shopping" in malls
Lmao so please understand the difference between being bias and giving someone constructive criticism. Secondly, I did not state I attend the mall "all the time" again that's your assumption. It's whenever I "attend" the mall whether it be for 20 mins or 1 hour. Please read the post carefully before you make false assumptions. Lastly, if I am talking to my daughter while I'm with her, playin with her in the mall that's spending time with her. I don't need to be cradling my child like a bubble parent in order to "spend " time with her. If I am asking for advice it's called "advice" not give advice based on what your thoughts are about mothers being in malls. Lol advice is what the other post replied too. So calm down and don't get your panties in a bunch

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/23/2013

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LOL..."actually shopping for her" isn't spending time WITH her. It's taking her with you while you do the shopping, which, yes is necessary.

But is it necessary to go to the mall all of the time? Nope, sure isn't. As a matter of fact, some people live their entire lives without going near one. Most likely the big, loud atmosphere is scarey for her, and she is reacting in the only way she knows how.

Perhaps having her with a child minder while you shop would be the solution.

Oh, and my initial post WAS advice. Advice to spend less time at the mall.

Linda - posted on 07/23/2013

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I take her out in the afternoon when she's wide awake up from her nap and fed. Thanks for your advice

Linda - posted on 07/23/2013

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I guess that's your opinion. I think patronizing mothers who are seeking for help is uncalled. I asked for advice not your opinion. Just before you jump to any conclusions I actually shop for her so essentially that is spending time with her. I'm literally not even there for an hour and that's pushing it if need be.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/23/2013

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Maybe spend less time at the mall?

No kid likes to be restrained in a stroller for hours on end. Try taking her out to events that she'll enjoy. The park is a wonderful place for kids. Much more fun than the mall. And seriously, how much time do you really need to be a the mall?

I, too, get irritated with mothers who'd much rather shop than spend time with their kids. And strapping htem into a stroller at the mall is not spending time with them.

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