I think it varies with the personality of each child. As a daycare provider I had kids that started as babies,,, they were the easiest babies ever, and then they were so frustrated as toddlers and had major meltdowns over everything as communication wasn't there yet and they wanted to be independent.
I had other babies that were SOOOO hard.... And by toddlerhood they were laid back and easy breezy.
Megans worst stages so far were 2-6months and then last summer around 18 months. She is better and easier to manage than she was last summer. when we first got pregnant I was so worried as she was just exhausting for a few months and wouldn't listen to anything. Though people have been telling me ( in real life) that terrible 2's are a myth... And it's the 3's you have to look out for.
I found 0-4 months incredibly hard...I loved my LO but I struggled with the relentlessness of having a grumpy newborn. Since then I've found every month has gotten easier and more enjoyable, as my confidence has grown and LO has gotten more chilled out. I guess the stages you'll find difficult will depend as much on you as it does on the kind of child you have.
Im finding the stage Kian is at now (17months) really hard, he can be quite challenging if he wants his own way he throws tantrums, and also as he cant tell me what he wants its really hard to communicate with him xx
Im finding it difficult with Connah the age he is at now tbh although im not sure thats down to his age more the fact that we have Jack.
He will want attention at the times when i cant always give it to him and he has completely stopped napping due to the fact that he doesnt want to miss anything. If i tried to put him down for a nap after lunch id spend at least an hour or more trying to get him to stay in bed and even then he wouldnt sleep.
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