My daughter is almost 17 months old. I have never let her cry it out, I don't believe in it. She's happy and active 95% of the time, but every once in a while she'll get really mad. Just now I wouldn't let her play with loose pennies and she cried so hard she almost threw up! I know that a baby's wants are their needs because they are so tiny, and they really only want a few things (nursing, cuddling, being changed etc). What about a toddler? How do I transition from being at my baby's beck and call to letting her throw her fits when she's upset? My instinct is still to get her whatever she wants! I have a hard time saying no, even when her safety is at stake (like with the pennies. I do it anyway, but it tears me up).
What do I do for toddler fits? Is she too young to let her cry when she's mad at not getting what she wants? I meet all her needs and most of her wants (within reason)... what do I do?
Answer by Gailll at 12:45 PM on Oct. 14, 2009
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