Almost 100% of 'problem' behavior in children this young is an indication of a need for more attention. She's found a very, very effective way of getting your attention right away. Good for her, not so good for you or society at large, eh?
The solution is to know that she doesn't demand or want your attention: she needs it for her survival. She knows this at a basic level. Need: Like food, water, shelter and shoes. More than shoes, actually.
She is, not so subtly, telling you that she is not getting enough attention. The way to stop this is to make eye contact with her for a portion of every half hour she's awake, even if she's not looking at you. You can chatter away to her, interact with what she's doing and be in the same room 100% of the time, and she'll still feel like she's invisible unless you look at her eyes.
Watch her eyes while she's busy so when she looks up she'll see yours. You'll see she looks up a LOT.
at 1:20 PM on Mar. 23, 2010