Banshee - posted on 09/01/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )
My 1 year old baby is screaming. A lot. In public and in private. I understand that he is at an age where he is frustrated and cannot communicate his needs but this really is unbearable. It's a high-pitched repeated shrieking sound that really hurts the ears. He seems to do it generally if he doesn't like something. I am trying to keep calm and offer him alternatives until he is happy (ignoring him doesn't help at all) which stops him. It's very difficult not to be tyrannized by this behavior because I want so much for the noise to stop that I am almost prepared to give him anything he wants.
Can anyone tell me if this is typical baby behavior? Also, does it last a long time? Is it something that requires some type of disciplinary action to prevent it turning into bad behavior?