5 tips on how to deal with toddler tantrums.
Hello all, today I really wanted to share with you 5 tips on how to deal with toddler tantrums. Lately, I’ve been MIA due to SO many reasons. First off, my toddler has yet to enter her terrible two’s but we are steadily making our way there! I haven’t just been trying to DEAL with these toddler tantrums, I’ve been trying to survive them.
I love my kids, don’t get me wrong. However, raising little humans is downright exhausting. In any case, I want to share my best tips on how to deal with toddler tantrums during these chaotic days, mama. And to remind you AND assure you, that you are far from alone.
5 tips on how to deal with toddler tantrums.
- Drink that caffeine. Coffee or tea, whatever it is, pick your favorite, and have some at the early start of the morning. Your life doesn’t need to pause just because you are waiting to get something done until your toddler takes a nap, trust me. You need energy to get through your day, and what’s better than some delicious hot tea or coffee? Currently, I am into black tea and it tastes wonderful with milk and a few sugar cubes. I find it healthier and easier on my stomach than coffee.
Drinking tea around 6 A.M. and waking up early daily can not only help you get things done, but also tire out your toddler. Your baby up early means an earlier nap and a much longer one at that! You can read up more on my morning routine here: My Morning Routine
How do you avoid a toddler temper tantrum?
- Pay attention and make sure you’re acknowledging the little things your toddler says and does. Trust me when I say that nothing upsets my toddler more than ignoring her little snippets of conversation. This is an important part of speech development, so you want to invest time into helping your baby’s vocabulary grow.
I understand how frustrating it can be when tantrums take over, regardless showing your child you are there 100% through those intense toddler meltdowns means so much to them. You’re showing your toddler how to act when someone has a meltdown. Instead of showing them impatience, try to show them compassion and understanding.
Toddlers love small snacks.
- Preparing little snack plates ahead of time to avoid a toddler tantrum is key. Another helpful tip I have grown to love, is that toddlers LOVE little snacks. What cures a meltdown more than already prepare healthy snacks?!
My child loves to throw tantrums at the grocery store, that’s her most favorite time to have a meltdown. Whenever I pull out about 2 snacks, it gives me just about enough time to grab what I need to get from the store.
Of course, some days they are just plain inconsolable and your toddler is on a mission to make you pull your hair out! Needless to say, it can be very difficult to browse through the aisles and try to pick out your favorite makeup brand products. Ordering online is never a bad thing either, I do it all the time for my self care needs and it saves me a trip to the store and dealing with a cranky toddler.
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- Set up some fun and creative DIY toddler projects. I’m not going to lie, toddlers can be very frustrating especially when they don’t get their way, which is why you should have some fun toddler age appropriate crafts ready to do. Toddlers are easily entertained and it’s important to teach them how to have fun in a creative manner that won’t make you tear your hair out! You can find helpful ideas anywhere on Pinterest, just search for it.
- Cuddles and hugs are best to get through the worst of times. Both of my kids have seriously had the worst tantrums throughout the years and I didn’t always know how to handle it. So when in doubt, cuddles are best. Soothing your toddler is never a bad idea! Chances are your baby will just have to get over it and the crying nightmare will be over soon enough.
Asking for help with your toddler isn’t a bad idea.
It never hurts to ask for help, especially out and about in the store. I always appreciate when a family member is willing to help me during these teething two’s! Not only does it loosen the pressure for you, it also is super kind of family to show they care in this way. My kids have an awesome aunt who is very helpful and kind towards them. My oldest cried so much and my youngest is a tad bit angrier. Either way, they’re adorable and family helping is never a bad idea.
I hope these 5 tips on how to deal with toddler tantrums truly help you effectively. Take a deep breath and smile mama, it doesn’t last forever! What seems like forever, passes by in a flash. Just don’t loose hope and breathe in and out. Don’t be embarrassed when your toddler has a meltdown either. They’re little humans just trying to learn and experience life. Feeling embarrassed that they’re crying isn’t necessary! Who cares what others think?
Toddler tantrums are completely normal.
I know some people who give me looks when my baby overreacts and I try my hardest to pay them no mind. Some people are pretty uptight and want total quiet in the stores. But, life isn’t perfect and neither are our babies. No shame in that!
My best tip for when people give you those” oh, will that kid ever be quiet!” type of stare, ignore them. Seriously, just do it. I literally have zero time for that negative energy. My first concern and only is helping my baby out. Don’t fret, mama!
Until next time and God bless you. He loves you and your babies,