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Curious: Soon to be 8 months just started throwing weird crying fits


I know that this could be normal but this soon? Is this something that he possibly picked up from (rare) arguments with dad and I? Or is this just a boy thing learning how to get his way? He looks at me in the eyes and cries almost growls in a pissed off way. Not a hurt cry or a normal cry of his. Any tips or comments? Advice?

  • Monet
    Nov 30, 2018

    My daughter does the same thing and we just distract her with either her toys or music she goes back to herself and stops it right away he could just be testing to see what he can get away with

  • Amanda
    Nov 30, 2018

    My almost 8 month old has a fake cry that sounds like a dying cat. She does this when she wants attention or wants to do something else. Just started this week. She has been more cranky lately but I think it’s because she is getting her first tooth.

  • Haley
    Nov 30, 2018

    Haha. Our 8 month old does this for attention. It's 100% a fake cry and then she'll sometimes throw a mini kicking fit in the floor for 30 seconds. We just ignore her or put her with her toys and she's fine. She growls at us when we change her diaper because shes mad about having to be still. We dont fight in front of the kids, so I'm pretty sure it's just a normal thing.

  • Christa
    Nov 30, 2018

    Oh my gosh. Mine does this too- he’s 9 months- almost 10 months old and just this week started the crying / screaming temper tantrum for no real reason, and then works himself up to the alegator tears and acts like he’s being neglected- which he’s not. Just an attention thing. We, like Haley, don’t fight in front of our kiddo either, so I think it’s just a huge attention seeking thing

  • Momma
    Nov 30, 2018

    Babies learn at a very young age how to communicate with their care giver to get what they need. As they start to get older they communicate what they want as well. They become master manipulators, and not in a negative connotation either. Just figuring out what they want and how they can get you to do it or get it for them. It is a normal process in their development

  • Debra
    Nov 30, 2018

    8 months is a big brain development stage. It’ll pass :-)

  • Anonymous
    Nov 30, 2018

    When my son started the whine and fake cry for things he wanted is when we started introducing sign language! It helped SO much cut back on the whine

  • Katie
    Nov 30, 2018

    Download the Wonder Weeks app!! Explained so much for me. It's incredibly accurate and will give you strength to get through these times, I promise!!