Notes from a New Mom: She's barely talking, yet she definitely knows what she wants and cries when she doesn't get it. Uh oh: Am I in for a case of the terrible twos with my not-yet-1-year-old?
I have noticed a great difference in my baby from just several weeks ago. Changing her diaper has become a nearly impossible task; she absolutely does not like it and lets the entire apartment complex know about it. If she wants something, she cries when she doesn't get it. Suddenly, she hates the stroller. Hmm ....
I took her to the pediatrician to get checked out (I really thought she was acting different), and apart from a very mild ear infection, she was fine. The doctor told me that the problem is likely behavioral. My question: How do I -- and do I -- discipline a baby who doesn't really "get" discipline?
There have been times, believe me, when my instinct is to just yell. But I don't. Will she understand the meaning of "no"? What has worked for you moms out there who have been through the same thing?
I'm thinking I should just become a little tougher, but maybe there are some tactics that I can try. (Distracting her seems to work, but only temporarily.)
Can I discipline my baby?