My DS is nearly 9 months old and has taken to screaming/screeching really loudly. I'm talking top of his lungs, high pitched and ear splitting. I am almost certain that he does it to communicate a need/want - wants to get out of the high chair, wants us to come into the playpen with him - but how do I best respond to his need without reinforcing the screaming or encouraging it?
It sounds seriously obnoxious when he does it and I'm starting to get worried about taking him out, in case he starts up.
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!