Ever since Taylor popped out (yeah, right) she’s been described by friends, family, midwives, doctors, and friends at play groups as ‘a feisty one.’ Now, I’m certainly no expert on the temperament of babies since I have just the one, but I’m not sure that sitting on your baby in order to put on their nappy is normal. Nor is throwing full-on tantrums at 11 months (pounding fists on the floor type tantrums) because they’ve been moved away from the dog’s food bowl.
Don’t get me wrong, Taylor is a joy most of the time. Just don’t tell her what to do! If you have a ‘feisty baby’, perhaps you’ll relate to one or more of the following…
10 Signs you have a feisty baby
- You haven’t managed to read them an entire book yet. Instead, story time consists of baby ripping the book from your hands after page one and trying to eat it
- Nappy changing is a military operation and requires four hands on deck. If you’re alone you have to sit with your legs over baby’s shoulders to pin her down (even keys no longer work as a distraction). You are an expert at putting nappies on from behind as baby is crawling away, as well as in the kneeling and sitting positions. Any way really, apart from baby lying on her back.
- Baby has a tantrum at the sight of her car seat and planks every time you try to sit her in it
- Play groups consist of you running around after baby trying to prevent her from stealing the other babies’ rattles and pulling on their hair
- You wouldn’t dream of involving them in any type of craft creation – unless the glue, paper, pine cones, fuzzy felt are edible and you don’t want to create anything
- Baby plays with shoelaces and hairbrushes as she broke all of the ‘proper toys’ you bought for her
- Baby refuses to be fed with a spoon and insists on clapping at it every time it comes near her mouth
- When baby has finished eating she throws the remainder of her food on the floor and bangs on the table until you get her out of the high chair
- Baby enjoys the ‘no’ game, seeing how many times you will carry her away from climbing up the TV stand
- Your house looks bare as anything that can be pulled over, broken or chewed has been locked away in the spare roomDo you have a feisty baby?