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My daughter (6 months old) does the most terrible piercing squeals. I know it is just a stage she is going through but it's driving me up the wall. I can't ignore it and I don't know what to do. I am getting to the stage of going completley insane. Please help!
Im sorry to disapoint you but my daughter started at about 10 months with the insane squeal and she hasnt stoped mind you its not as often now but its still painfull
Ok, so squealing back at her won't help if you already have a headache. And it will likely encourage her rather than get her to stop. But it at least breaks the squeal with a laugh. :p
Unfortunately it is just a phase though an annoying one :rolleyes: It is about discovering that you have this lovely loud voice. I used to just make a different low pitched kind of sound when the squealing started, this at least stopped it and then baby would try and copy the different sound.
I agree with the others. All you can do is try distraction. If you react in a really spekky way that just give attention and rewards the behaviour, so she will keep doing it.
Yep, my six month old does that too. Its been going on for about a month, although he stopped for a week or so and I thought great,! looks like thats over (thank goodness) but he was just giving me a break cause he started up again over the weekend louder and squealier than ever!
The only thing I try and do is not to react too much so he doesnt think its a game. Can't say its really working as he just continues to do it anyway. I'm just hoping it passes sooner rather later (fingers crossed).
My boy is doing this too - especially when I put him down for a sleep - I must admit to laughing at him when he first started to do it but once my ears started to throb I did some reading and the book I read said to say "No" in a firm voice every time he does it and hopefully he'll stop. I'm trying but to a 5 mth old I think it's expecting a bit much so I guess we just have to ignore it and hope they move onto more enjoyable vocal gymnastics soon!
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