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any advice?

my daughter seems to always be whining. its constant. ill feed her...she will fuss in her highchair till i get her out. ill give her milk or water if she is thirsty and afterward she might be fine for 5 minutes then she will start walking around whining again. she will even get frustrated if something goes wrong while shes playing with her toys. good grief!! idk what to do. she could be teething...but its aaallll the time!! she just turned a year old.

anyone go thru this? what do i do? any suggestions on toys, games, discipline even? help!

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:59 PM on Jul. 16, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Sure. I've got six kids. Most of them have gone through a time of higher frustration. It's just part of growing up. My only possible level of "discipline" for a child this age might be removal from a dangerous or destructive situation.

    What she needs most is to have her parents MODEL calm behavior and show her how to address her needs/frustrations in a more mature way.

    BTW, what are you doing when she's whining? Does she whine when you are playing WITH her or only when you're doing something else?


    Answer by AlisonMSmith at 5:04 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

  • Sometime I'm doing something else. She usually plays fine until she gets tired or hungry or...? idk why else. I try everything. We give her attention and she still whines. I dont know what she wants even when I've tried everything including cuddling, playing, drink, food, anything.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:11 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

  • My son did this til he was 18 months old.. it was ALL DAY - nothing made him happy for very long - I HAVE NO IDEA what to tell you - one day he just snapped out of it - he was born with 14 hour a day colic so I was used to crying and whining but it still tears on your nerves... good luck mommy.. I know its hard - ask for help -

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 5:43 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

  • I also would sit him down when he really got to a good whine and I would make him sit there and then 20 seconds later I would ask if he is all done? then he would cry ALL DONE and I said OK GOOD, NOW we can go outside.. eh - it worked sometimes... its so hard.. my son has just always been like this til recently..

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 5:53 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

  • My daughter has also been whining alot lately. I just ask her "r u a big girl or a baby?" She most always answers "big girl" and I answer "ok then, big girls dont whine and get to __________ " I finish the sentence with something i know she would love to do. The other night she helped me make Special K bars and she got to eat 1 when they were done. Usually she will forget what she was whining about and focus on the fun project.

    Answer by middlemix at 6:12 PM on Jul. 16, 2009

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