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6mo screaming/shrieking

Anonymous

Has anyone else’s child done this? Normally she’ll just yell or growl when she’s playing but lately she’s just been doing this ear deafening scream/shriek. She’s too little to understand ‘inside voices’ so I’m at a loss, she’ll get so loud to the point where it gives me a migraine and I have no clue what to do. I’m hoping it’s just a phase but it’s been going on for over a month now.

  • Elle
    Jun 06

    Normal. Just playing with fun sounds. If you have a migraine, maybe try some soothing relaxing music (and some aspirin for you)!

  • Ashley
    Jun 06

    Definitely a phase. Distraction is your best bet!

  • Lucy Kent
    Jun 06

    Like pp said. It's a phase. Just excited to use her loud voice. The best thing you can do is not react. It's more fun for her if you react. You'll get through this!

  • McCaela
    Jun 07

    Ugh yes mine did the same at the same age so I feel your pain! I just ignored it because like you I had no idea what to do. She’s almost 7 months now and it’s been happening much less these days. It will get better momma! Hang in there!

  • Jenn
    Jun 07

    Yep, for months. Just testing out her voice 😊 if you don't like it, ignore it. It won't go away immediately but she will at least get the memo that mom doesn't pay attention to me when I do this. I kind of liked it at that age...at 2 I'm definitely all about inside voices.

  • Anonymous
    Monday

    Thank you all for the advice, i’ll definitely be sure to try it!!