Tests parents when crying – seeing what reaction he/she will get when throwing a temper tantrum after parents leave the room.
Tip: If your baby is in a safe place, the best thing to do is to let your baby cry, leave the room, and remain out of sight but within earshot until baby calms down. Once baby calms down, quickly go back into the room and give baby lots of hug, kisses, and praise. This way, you are rewarding the behavior of self-soothing and baby will start to get the idea that she won’t get what she wants or attention for throwing a tantrum.
If baby cries due to pain or an injury, respond calmly by saying something like: “you’re ok, mommy’s here,” and give lots of hugs and kisses and help them fix whatever hurts. This will also help teach your child to stay calm through these times.