Your baby is 39 weeks old

Your baby is 39 weeks old!

39 weeks

This week you may start to notice the first signs of little tantrums appearing.

You may witness your baby becoming cross if a toy is taken from him. or wriggling away from you as you dress him and making his feelings known. Tantrums won't really appear yet, but as your baby's independence grows, so does his frustration at not being able to do exactly what he wants. He may become cross and lose patience as he practises cruising or crawling but can't get to his toys quick enough. The best bet here is to be patient. Put yourself in your baby's shoes and imagine how much he wants that toy, or to crawl into the garden and how frustrating it must be when the door to the garden is shut, or he can't get to his favourite toy quick enough.

Tantrums can occur from 9 months onwards, and while the ages of one to two years are often peak tantrum time this doesn’t mean peace will break out once your child turns three. What does happen is that the reasons for the tantrums become more complex, and so often does the child’s behavior.

Here are some of the most common triggers of tantrums:

  • Frustration at limited skills.
  • Communication failure.
  • Being denied something.
  • Rebellion against authority or resentment at unfair treatment.
  • Infringement of territory, usually by other children.
  • Feeling ignored or marginalized.
  • Boredom

Hunger, tiredness or feeling ill can also be catalysts in the tantrum process, but are rarely causes in their own right.

Find out how your baby will develop at 40 weeks!

RELATED ARTICLES

Related Articles

Your baby is 38 weeks old
Baby Stages
Your baby is 38 weeks old
Your baby is 38 weeks old! Your baby might be able to understand ‘No’,...
Your baby is 37 weeks old
Baby Stages
Your baby is 37 weeks old
Your baby is 37 weeks old! Your baby this week. If your baby has no teeth...
Your baby is 36 weeks old
Baby Stages
Your baby is 36 weeks old
Your baby is 36 weeks old! As your baby is more on the go than ever you may...
Your baby is 35 weeks old
Baby Stages
Your baby is 35 weeks old
Your baby is 35 weeks old! Your baby this week Your baby’s babbling&...

email block

are-there-homeopathic-remedies-to-help-you-stop-smokingFertility & Health

Are there homeopathic remedies to help you stop smoking?

Homeopathic remedies can help you or your partner stop smoking to improve pregnancy health.
how-to-have-a-hassle-free-airport-experienceTravel

How to have a hassle-free airport experience

Going on holiday but dreading getting there, here is how you can start your journey hassle-free.
can-exercise-prevent-pre-eclampsiaEating & Exercise

Can exercise prevent pre-eclampsia?

Pre-eclampsia can occur due to higher blood pressure with pregnancy, being overweight, or having diabetes, suitable exercises will help improve...
win-a-big-wild-sleepout-kitWin

Win a Big Wild Sleepout kit worth £600

RSPB will once again be encouraging families across the UK to spend a night outdoors as part of its Big...
take-the-plunge-to-win-one-of-10-brand-new-splash-about-leak-proof-swim-nappiesWin

Take the plunge to win one of 10 brand new Splash About leak-proof swim nappies!

Over 150,000 UK babies swim each week wearing a Splash About Happy Nappy.
win-a-month-s-supply-of-kiddylicious-snacksWin

Win a month’s supply of Kiddylicious snacks!

We’re giving away a month’s supply of Kiddylicious snacks to three lucky winners.