Hello Tantrums

Everyone says your second baby is easier. They are more chilled. You are more relaxed and therefore you have a bit of an easier life. This to an extent is definitely true. My second born is very easy going. She accepts new people after a little bit of initial shyness. She is quite independent and will entertain herself for a while and she is generally a very happy, little bean. But I can already see the glimmer of tantrums. The fear is setting in.

Something always told me though that she was going to be fiesty. I couldn’t really put my finger on it, as she was usually so easy going. I guess you just know your child. It’s like an innate sixth sense; you just KNOW. I knew underneath that calm exterior, was going to be a little nut job. She’s not a redhead like me, but the spice is definitely present.

So much seems to be going on insider that little head of hers and other people have commented she seems to know EXACTLY what she is doing.

I don’t remember the gremlin getting so stroppy and angry at 14-15 months, so I guess I wasn’t expecting little Piglet to be such a firecracker at such an early age but yes, she really is. Anger, the rage, strops, you name it, she’s doing it.

It’s tough for a one year old to release you can’t always have what you want and often the easiest reaction for these little ones, as well as crying is to lash out. It doesn’t necessarily matter what at, it’s just therapeutic to whack things. In Piglet’s case, she tends to slap us, her toys or over the festive season, the Christmas tree.

She had a little face like thunder, there are minimal tears but she is just so cross with us. It’s really difficult as I don’t know whether to calmly remove her to one side and tell her no or roll about on the floor laughing. She is so serious with her anger but yet it really is quite funny.

What slightly worries me is she is so young! This can surely only get worse? The gremlin has never been a tantrummer as such. We have had crying fits, a few “lying done on the floor in John Lewis” moments but nothing I haven’t been able to handle. I have an extremely short fuse and any “looks” from ongoing passers by was something I hoped I wouldn’t have to deal with too often for few of letting my sharp gob loose on them!

All I know is my little calm girl is a thing of the past. I am having issues keeping her in her high chair for longer than she feels like, I have already had to wedge her in the buggy with hubby outside Nandos and I fear she will be attending anger management if the slapping doesn’t stop. She’s fiesty, she’s funny and I have a feeling the next 12-18 months are going to be very interesting.

Wish me luck guys.

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  1. January 8, 2018 / 8:53 am

    Oh gosh, good luck! Max was similar and it started at around the same age – he’s always been a precocious tantrummer!

  2. January 8, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    My third was a bit like this at this age then he started talking nineteen to the dozen by 18 months and rarely tantrumed as he understood us and told us what he wanted. He is now approaching three and is getting fiercely independent now I am not so smug!!
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  3. January 8, 2018 / 9:37 pm

    Her face has proper cracked me up!!!!! Sorry I understand…but I had to laugh. Superb look

  4. January 10, 2018 / 7:10 am

    Oh no good luck. Your choice of photos Nicely sum up what you are experiencing. I hope this is a phase that soon passes #BloggersBest

  5. January 10, 2018 / 7:14 am

    Tantrums are the worst. So hard to deal with and you feel like everyone is watching you. It must be so frustrating that she knows what she wants to communicate but those words haven’t developed yet. I would scream if I couldn’t tell people things. #BloggersBest
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  6. January 10, 2018 / 7:38 am

    There will be trouble ahead! I love her little stroppy face, Alex is exactly the same..goes mental if he doesn’t get his own way and he’s only 14months!! Atleast we’ll have each other to talk to when the little ones hit 2 and their tantrums are driving us crazy hey!xx #bloggersbest
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  7. January 10, 2018 / 8:26 am

    Those pictures crack me up only because we’re going through the same! The joy of stroppy toddlers! #bloggersbest
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  8. January 10, 2018 / 10:35 am

    Wow good luck. My youngest is the same. Much more confident and happy go lucky but it also means he’s so much freer with his emotions. #bloggersbest x

  9. January 10, 2018 / 11:13 am

    This is EXACTLY what is going on with my second who is slightly older than Piglet. He has been such a placid baby but since he started walking it is like he has suddenly found his power and hates being told no. His tantrums involve stomping of feet and half heartedly throwing things on the floor but latterly it has progressed to lying on the floor crying. I try to ignore him and only engage with him once he’s calmed down. It’s working at the moment but so much harder when we’re in public! I worry about him progressing to thrashing about when I’m trying to carry him as he’s SO strong and heavy already. With my daughter I could easily just pick her up and move her out of the situation.
    Her little stroppy face is just too cute though Good luck #bloggersbest

  10. January 10, 2018 / 11:41 am

    My little one is almost 1 and I have started to see glimmers of strops!! usually when she can’t get past the stair gate or can’t eat the remote control! #bloggersbest

  11. January 10, 2018 / 11:46 am

    Haha bless her, those pictures are fab! Elarna is the same, sooo many strops and tantrums!! Way more than Alfie used to. Who knows why!! #BloggersBest
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  12. January 10, 2018 / 12:49 pm

    Oh look at that pout!! Bless her heart. I wish you lots of luck Lovely. I am still dealing with daily tantrums from the now five year old, *sigh*. Such as life! #BloggersBest

  13. January 10, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    Oh good luck!! Haha sorry to laugh but her little face is too cute when she’s angry! If it’s consolation my second was v v fiesty after a placid first. As teenagers it was the opposite! Lovely post #bloggersbest
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  14. January 11, 2018 / 7:34 pm

    haha, kids are good at giving a strop. I love the last one and the bottom lip, classic X #bloggersbest

  15. January 13, 2018 / 9:14 am

    Second children are meant to be calmer??? Who told you this??? I’d suggest legal action. Certainly not my experience. I don’t know about getting worse, but things defo get different when kids get old enough to have hormone rushes. You have this to look forward to!

  16. January 14, 2018 / 10:01 pm

    Oh that face! We are going through the terrible twos a bit early: Zach has decided he no longer needs any naps so is hideous by 4pm 🙁 he is also very determined and wants to do everything himself in a particular way. Not fun! #bloggersbest
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