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    Default Difficulty dealing with 9-m old

    DS is 9.5m and very active, a good crawler, pulling to stand etc. When he's in a good mood he's adorable. What I'm struggling with is that without fail, approx 45min to 1 hour after he's got up from any nap (or sometimes sooner), he starts to grizzle, seems unsettled and will generally wind-up into a complete meltdown (and he is LOUD!!) if I dont leave the house with him. If we go for a walk, (pram or carrier) the crying stops within a couple of mins and he's contentedly babbling in about 5-10 mins. After returning home he's usually fine for the rest of the playtime. Not such a massive issue, BUT it is v annoying when the weather's bad (and this is the worst Sydney summer in god knows how many years). I pretty much have to go whatever the weather.

    I have tried holding him - he fights it; food - distracts him for a bit but not long; different room in the house - same. He has been like this since about 3 months really, except at that stage I didnt always recognise that he needed a change of scene.

    Im worried that it will become difficult to go on several walks/outings a day when it's winter, and he is starting day care 1 day a week in a couple of weeks and i have no idea what they will do with him there...(perhaps they'll have some good strategies).

    Anyone else's kids similar and what have you done to get them through it?
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    You have probably tried this but maybe give him some finger food to distract him with. My 9 month old kind of has 2 breakfasts now, one mostly for him to play with

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    Yes I prob could do that a bit more - could be useful when it's bad weather i guess. I just dont want to get into the habit of constantly feeding him snacks whenever he gets a bit grumpy. We already do morning and arvo tea as well as the 3 meals a day and 3 bottles and he's growing fine, and he's starting to play around with his bottles rather than drink them so I dont think he's hungry.

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    Have u tried preemptively trying to play with him before he starts getting cranky? Perhaps try reading a book, toys, pots and pans with a wooden spoon for banging, water play.. Can't think of any more at the moment while cooking dinner!


 

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