Posted in Behavior, Toddlers

My 1 year old and his Tantrums!!

My 1 year old is starting to have really bad tantrums and especially at night before going to bed... I tried putting music taking him a bath and reading to him and nothing works... I have 7 more weeks before having my second son and I’m trying to get him in a routine but nothing has worked..

  • Anonymous
    Feb 11

    Sign language changed my one year olds world!!! He knows the basic hungry, nigh nigh, milk, more, all done. All a kid needs! It has helped his frustration beyond measure! Maybe you can try and find a common time/event etc that triggers the tantrum and maybe try laying him down before he’s got a chance to fight and tantrum or do something totally different to avoid it. Books first then bath or bath right after dinner instead of right before bed.

  • Tara
    Feb 12

    Following as my 14 month old has gotten into this too. with us, I feel he’s largely following his 2.4 year old sister’s current tantrums. Double toddler meltdowns! Interesting re sign as I skipped that with my daughter. She was very clear with her needs, and used verbal language for all the basics by the time she was 1. Not with my son. With bedtime, I know with my daughter more than my son, she has meltdowns if she’s overtired on the verge of being overtired. It’s a fine line. The more tired I know we will be- because, for example, we had a long day out or she hasn’t had a long nap etc- i start earlier with downtime, speak more softly and slowly, do lots of reading and cuddling AND just before that, put on some crazy music/ or play the bongos and have a really good, somewhat manic dance to vent out all the anxious energy! I did it once for my own sanity, having been trapped at home all day with two sick toddlers a few months ago, and found the contrast after that to a gentle and long downtime worked really well. May be a specific thing for our home, but may also be fun to try!

  • Michelle
    Feb 12

    Sign language definitely helped me during the 1yo tantrum phase. My daughter had tantrums because she was so frustrated she couldn’t communicate what she was feeling. The book “Baby Signs” was a good one. If it’s more of a ‘trouble relaxing for bed thing’ maybe get one of those lights that shines stars on the ceiling? It’s relaxing and if it spins or rotates the stars, the motion could lull one to sleep.

  • Activemommy
    Feb 12

    Maybe make bedtime earlier? Im not sure the context of the tantrums but my 20 month old gets really upset if I’m running late with bedtime.

  • Porsche
    Feb 14

    What is baby sign? I talk to my son regular