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

despicable-me-3-reviewCelebrity & Lifestyle

Despicable Me 3: Review

We check out the latest instalment of 'minion madness'
my-baby-has-a-lump-in-his-groin-should-i-be-worriedBaby & Toddler Health

My baby has a lump in his groin, should I be worried?

Finding a lump in your baby's groin can be scary, so read our advice to help ease your concern.
toddler-scared-of-the-dark-what-should-you-doToddlers

Toddler scared of the dark what should you do?

Fear of the dark is common in children, but it shouldn’t be ignored.
win-the-new-little-dish-classics-range-and-a-personalised-little-dish-for-your-toddlerWin

Win the new Little Dish Classics range and a personalised ‘little dish’ for your toddler’

Win the new Little Dish Classics range and a personalised ‘Little Dish’ for your toddler
win-a-mam-electric-steriliser-and-express-warmer-worth-90Win

Win a MAM electric steriliser and express warmer worth £90

One lucky winner will receive a brand new MAM Electric steriliser and express warmer worth £90.
win-a-bloom-blossom-bedtime-baby-sleep-routine-skincare-setWin

Win a Bloom and Blossom Bedtime Baby Sleep Routine Skincare Set

Win a Bloom & Blossom Bedtime Baby Sleep Routine Skincare Set