Since hitting the nine month mark, my little girl has started throwing occasional temper tantrums. Ok, she probably threw them before but they weren’t so obvious. Now, if you do something she doesn’t like such as put her down when she wants up, take away a non-baby object (remote, cord, etc.) or put her in her car seat, she arches her back – very fast – and screams. It was kind of cute the first time but now I’m trying to find a way to solve the problem.
Thus far, I’ve primarily been patient, meaning holding her in the position until she gets tired and moves on to something else or resigns to the fact that she is in her car seat so she might as well get used to it. This usually takes about 5 seconds which isn’t so bad but I feel that I could avoid some of these if I better interpreted how she felt. Do you think signing would help? Have your babies thrown tantrums – what’s your secret to getting past them? She's an unusually happy baby so I am not complaining. I know she’s expected to throw some now and again – I just want to do what I can to make her happy and still discipline her.