Don't be fooled by the puppy lovey cutie face in this picture. She had just had her first tantrum. And it caught me by surprise. You see, we were taking a stroll and she suddenly decides she no longer wants to be in the stroller and starts crying. To calm her down, I succumb to the give--them-whatever you have in your hands technique, which works like magic every time. I give her my cellphone and she puts it in her mouth, so I take it away from her and she snaps and bends her body backwards in a strong jerky movement, which makes her slide off the the seat all while wailing. Scary and funny at the same time. What's a mother to do? We are 4 blocks from home, so I give her my next best item, my sunglasses.
This could turn into a small preview of what's to come or it could just be an isolated event. What's your experience with tantrums and infants? I know it's a challenge since you cannot rationalize with an infant, or can you?