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11mo & tantrums

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Cosmo89 Tue 07-May-13 09:24:57

DS is 11mo

Breakfast used to be the only meal he properly ate. We gave ready brek & rice cakes, plenty of water, followed by whatever he wanted of milk.

For the past few days he's had full on tantrums in the high chair. Starts off ok, will nibble on a rice cake and have some water. Then gets very upset when I try to give him cereal, and repeatedly throws things on the floor.

I'm sure this isn't put of the realms pf normality but he's my first and I'm not sure what to do. At the moment I

- say a firm no when he intentionally chucks stuff on the floor (nursery has told me its time to set boundaries with him). My firm voice gets him more upset.

- give up trying to give food and let him have a whole bottle of milk, which he will eat.

He then eventually calms down and we get on with our day

It's not just breakfast- he does seem to be starting to have very extreme reactions to doing things he doesn't want to do/having things taken away from him. Generally he's so social and sunny, I find these episodes confusing and I don't know how to handle them. Best days, I comfort him and keep calm- worst days, I end up in tears and stressed, which I know isn't helping. I just worry I'm somehow generating this behaviour and I don't know what to do!

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