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Does fussy baby = fussy toddler?

  • Yes

    Votes: 5 21.7%
  • No

    Votes: 18 78.3%
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No. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Not necessarily.<br>
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 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes"> .<br><br>
My other son was a calm and simple baby and now he's a four-year-old tyrant <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">.
 

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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.<br><br>
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! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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in my experiance........which has only just started toddlerhood...............YES!<br><br>
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 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> He's a good kid and very smart, but he does like to keep us on our toes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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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.<br><br>
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.<br><br>
Interesting questions.
 

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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.<br><br>
i have wondered if living with inexperienced parents causes a "fussy" babe to become a "fussy" toddler.<br><br>
and then there is always individual temperment too.<br><br>
good poll!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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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 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I can't vote for that reason.<br><br>
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 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> 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.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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