18 month old whinning driving me insane!

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How do u deal with a whinning child all day long? Im going nuts. I believe in spanking (a light spank on the diapered bottom) and I have spanked after I have told her to stop whinning. How do you do it? Ive tried ignoring it, or trying to find out what she wants, but right after she continues to whine. Im 32 weeks pregnant and she is making my blood boil. I need help or she needs help... something needs to happen... help please!

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√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 04/18/2011

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She is old enough to understand, just so you know. When I was a baby I used to headbutt all my parents friends and my mom asked the doctor what do I do because I was only 9 months old at the time. The doctor told her to tap my hands, a light smack, and I would learn not to do it anymore. It worked for me!

So there is a way for you to get through to her, you just have to find it........ I haven't hit that age yet so I cannot tell you specifics. My son is 5 months old. But I hope this at least helps :)

Katelyn - posted on 04/18/2011

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My son is 19months and isn't always whiny, but has his moments. He usually whines when a toy is stuck in the toy box or he's trying to do something and it's just not working. Then there are those days that anything and everything aren't working and he whines non stop. Usually if it is just a toy stuck, I will call him by his name and tell him calm down mommy will help you and he'll stop because the frustration is gone. On his really bad days there is no hope I just have to deal with it. I look at it this way though, I am easily frustrated when I can't do things or things don't work out the way I wanted them too, so i can relate to his frustration. Whining never really bothers me (weird, but true)...Being pregnant and listening to whining all day I don't know how i would do so I give you all the credit in the world...maybe she's bored try introducing new things to her or maybe she's trying to get more of your attention...my brother and his fiance have a daughter that will be 2 in july and any time she would cry or whine they would laugh at her (not if it was a serious problem, but if she didn't get her way or was just whining to whine) but they would laugh at her and at first i thought that was awful but it definitely worked for them she'd plop down on her butt pout and then she was done

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Thank you. Yes my preggo hormones make it all the worse. 8 weeks left and then the real work happens. lol. the last two days she has been better. Shes got 4 molars coming in so I have given her tylenol twice a day, so I tihnk that might be helping. thanks guys

Jenni - posted on 04/15/2011

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Oh I know the feeling! My son didn't really become whinny until 2 yrs old so I'm not sure what to do with an 18 month old. She's a bit young to really understand. When my son whines for something or because he can't do something. I tell him I will help him when he can ask nicely. When he does I comply, within reason. If he whines because he wants something he can't have. I ignore. They eventually learn it's ineffective and doesn't get them results.

But I know it must be tough for you. I was especially moody with my son at the end of my pregnancy. All those crazy hormones made me on edge. Try to relax yourself when you can. Have your SO give you a little break here or there. Take a bubble bath if you are feeling especially stressed. Those always helped me. When my hubby was home and I was at my witts end listening to my son cry. I'd say: "take over! I'm going to have a bath."
Or if your hubby isn't home you could take her for a nice, peaceful walk. Or to the park. It's nice to go right before naptime because it increases their likelihood of taking a long nap. ;)

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