Challenging Behaviours: Tantrums
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Your baby is learning a lot about communication, emotions and building a stronger attachment with you. They will:
Improve control of their head movements
Take turns when 'talking' with parents
Watch people’s faces and respond by mimicking expressions
Roll from tummy to back and start to sit up with support
Reach out, grab things and put them in their mouth or shake them
Respond to their own name and when you talk to them
React to familiar things with laughing, squealing and excitement
Build attachments to familiar adults and show anxiety with strangers
Enjoy watching people and looking at bright objects
Communicate by smiling, making eye contact, movements, making sounds and babbling
Here are some tips that can help:
Respond to crying with comfort
Introduce healthy and nutritious solid food at around 6 months
Reassure your child when they meet new people
Make your home baby safe when they become mobile
Listen and respond to your baby’s sounds and cues
Seek medical assistance to manage health conditions
Develop a routine around feeding, sleeping and playing
Try baby massage to help soothe and build connection
Give your baby opportunities to move, explore and play
Smile, talk, sing, read and play together
Encourage 'tummy time'
Give them a variety of things to look at, touch and play with
It’s important to seek help if you notice some of these signs:
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