Ok, DS is 15 months and not verbal yet, but VERY vocal, if you know what I mean. Sometimes I feel like all he does all day long is whine because he can't have what he wants. Lately I've been suffering morning sickness, so I've been taking it easy and actually getting down on the floor with him MORE than usual. At those times he often ignores me, but if I'm up and active, that's when he wants to be picked up and part of what's going on. I usually stop and get down on the floor with him, and then he doesn't care anymore! But there are lots of other opportunities to whine, like if he can't get into something he wants or whatever (I'm sure you are familiar with all the opportunities a toddler has to whine!).
I've heard people suggest sign language, but I usually know exactly what he wants: he just can't have it. Most online info I read is either for an older toddler who's using words, or just says this is a phase they all go through.
I've used time-outs, but he just whines and cries MORE, and he'll go on for over an hour (i've given in because by then he's either hungry or ready for a nap or whatever). So I don't feel like I've ever succeeded in getting him to understand that the point is to be quiet.
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