Screaming baby

@trusko (198)
April 18, 2008 10:25am CST
My little daughter who is 8 months (she was 2 months prem) recently discovered her voice and like to scream. There is nothing wrong with her. She wouldnt cry, she just keeps screaming and thinks its very funny. Its cute for few minutes, but after that its driving me crazy. Has anybody experienced something similar? Thanks
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@kezabelle (2985)
19 Apr 08
Yes both mine went through that finding their voice stage and it will pass as long as she doesnt get the chance to connect her screams to someone coming running you need to get her daddy to be strong! My youngest is 2 and she will scream a really loud scream the second her sister goes near her we ignore it no as its attention seeking and her poor sister never has done anything wrong, slowly its getting better. Wait until she learns to say "but why mummy" thats even worse lol it never stops!
@trusko (198)
19 Apr 08
can't wait for that LOL ;-)
@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
18 Apr 08
Thats easy! When she starts to scream just put her in another room and shut the door. She is enjoying the noise and this is just fine as long as you are not too close. When she gets screamed out you can bring her back and tell her how wonderful she is.
• Singapore
19 Apr 08
She is just getting used to the sound of her voice. It is just a stage that will pass.
@liquorice (3902)
18 Apr 08
Hi, yes my daughter did this too when she was under a year (can't remember when exactly). And this isn't very reassuring I know but she's had many more phases of doing it since then. She's now two and she still does it sometimes, especially when she sees one of her best friends; when they see each other they screech at each other as their special form of greeting! Unfortunately it was my daughter that taught this friend to do it in the first place, so his mum isn't too happy with us... My mum swears that 'children didn't used to do this in our day', so I don't know why so many kids/babies seem to do it now. The only thing that seemed to stop her from doing it was each time she screeched, I'd say something harmless like "ba ba ba ba", and soon enough she moved onto this new sound! Ignoring her sometimes worked, but now that she's a terrible-two it's harder to get her to stop :( If it's any consolation, you get used to it!
@trusko (198)
18 Apr 08
So I see I have something too look forward to ;-)) Not sure if I can get used to it, but Im sure it will get easier ;-)
@jmr201 (183)
• United States
18 Apr 08
Oh yeah my son is 1 yr old and he still dose it sometimes i guess to them its funny its something new to them and im pritty sure when he gets over the screaming i will have to go threw it again with my daughter she is 1 month right now lol
@trusko (198)
18 Apr 08
Im glad, that Im not the only one who has similar problem ;-) I guess she will be very vocal when she grows up.. ;-)
@ravinskye (8245)
• United States
18 Apr 08
Thats so funny, my son is doing the same thing and he is 8-1/2 months old! He just will yell and scream all day. It is driving me crazy. When is your daughters birthday? my son's is july 28th. I'm trying to remember if my girls did that too, but i'm not sure if they did or not. probably. its a normal stage for babies.
@trusko (198)
18 Apr 08
Her b'day is on 20th Aug. Any idea how long this lasts? ;-)
@magrylouyu (1632)
• United States
18 Apr 08
I never have experience with that. But that is cute. I bet it gets annoying after a while. Good luck hopefully she stops trying her voice.
@trusko (198)
18 Apr 08
Thank you, I can only hope ;-)
18 Apr 08
oh boy have i lol! my son is still like that now and he is 2 in a few weeks, when he was like that as a child i soon realised there was nothing wrong with him and the more attention i paid him the more he did it, it may sound cruel but try and ignore it, if you know there is nothing wrong with your daughter then just leave her to it for a few mins and hopefully she will get the message if not then she will end up like my son lol and god help you!!! i need ear plugs with him rofl!
@trusko (198)
18 Apr 08
I do try to ignore her. But when my hubby is at home, he never lets her cry or scream. He always rushes to her. Oh well, I hope she will grow out of it soon ;-)
@razcal2267 (15577)
• United States
19 Apr 08
Of course she thinks it is funny. She gets a reaction every time she does it. You need to stand your ground and so does your husband and let her scream but not react at all. Yes, it is so very difficult but if you are both are not on the same page and both ignoring it things will only get worse