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#1 of 14 Old 10-22-2006, 04:31 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Experienced moms please tell us, does a fussy baby equal a fussy toddler?
Yes or No
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No. Not necessarily.
Everyone goes through periods in life where things are more difficult and it's just hard. These phases continue for our whole lives. My first son was a very fussy baby and a very happy toddler. He never went through a tantrumy phases even. Until now. He's six .

My other son was a calm and simple baby and now he's a four-year-old tyrant .
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DS was a pretty fussy guy when he was tiny (crying every evening was the norm) and he grew up to be a pretty cheerful toddler/kid. He's always been very high-energry and I think that had a lot to do with his grumpiness. Once he had an outlet and could boogie around he was easier to deal with.

DD was a very content and placid babe but is now developing into a very stong-willed toddler. She's happy as long as she gets her way!

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in my experiance........which has only just started toddlerhood...............YES!

he was a high needs high spirited baby, and it has only got worse with age, we now have huge meltdowns the second hes not allowed something, or we need to do a diaper change.
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I don't think it's always true, but my fussy/high needs babes have grown into "spirited" children. My oldest is 17. He was always very... challenging. He still is He's a good kid and very smart, but he does like to keep us on our toes
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I had a laid back baby that grew to be a fussy toddler.

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My DS was semi-fussy. I don't really know what "fussy" really means, yk? He didn't ever sleep well, cried at night a lot, walked early, was always very physical, etc.

Now at 2 he definitely isn't fussy. He never has "tantrums," went through a whining phase but stopped pretty quickly. Generally he's fairly easy-going.

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i dont think so. a babe may be "fussy" bec of an immature digestive system or teething , thus, these are temporary issues which i assume will not have a lasting impact into toddlerhood.

i have wondered if living with inexperienced parents causes a "fussy" babe to become a "fussy" toddler.

and then there is always individual temperment too.

good poll!
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DS1 was an extremely high needs babe that could not be put down for a minute and didn't want anyone but me. now he can spend hours if we let him playing by himself and is usually easy to please.

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Yes and no I can't vote for that reason.

I've had two high needs babies (compared to everyone else's that I know!!) and one was a high needs toddler, now a high needs preschooler but the second was as easy as pie and continues to be so thru his totally unterrible twos.
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I guess the replies so far haven't been toooooo surprising. it is great to hear all the different answers. btw, the poll closes on 10/29.
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I had a VERY fussy baby who is now a dream almost-3 year old. She started getting "easier" at about 18 months.

I now have a super easy 5 month old- wondering what the future holds...
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