Normally my 6 mo old is a very happy easy going baby.. But when she gets mad she gets MAD. Even from day one. When she cries her whole little body turns purple and she screams. Well now that she's older she's finding other ways to vent her frustrations. Like if she's not happy with something she will make her little hand into a fist and pound it. Twice now she's punched herself in the face so hard she made herself cry. Yesterday I had her in her walker while I was cooking dinner. She was starting to fuss a little bit but I needed like 5 more min so I left her in tehre. I was talking to her and all that. But she started yelling. I looked at her and she pounded her fist on the tray. Then picked up one of her toys looked right at me and threw it!! I just ignored her when she did it. Finished dinner and picked her up. She does it with her paci too, she willtake it out, look at it, look at us and chuck it and look at us like haAnswer Question
Answer by jedwards2009 at 10:15 AM on Jun. 12, 2010
It's a bad thing that an infant is getting so frustrated. If there are things you can do, even if they make life a little more difficult for you, to help your baby avoid frustration and all the negative hormones that go along with it then it would be best for the baby to do what it takes to keep the baby calm. Some babies are very frustrated until they can walk and then again until they can talk.
You are using mother substitutes - pacifiers, walkers, toys, ect. You have tried to get your baby used to these substitutes. You might try a baby carrier and more holding to decrease the frustration and your baby getting mad.
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