Carolyn - posted on 07/03/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )




I have a 7 1/2 month old girl and everytime she gets excited she screechs. It is such a high pitch noise that it gives me a headache. Does any one know a way to get her to stop?


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Sarah - posted on 07/05/2009




my daughter does the same thing. if its really loud i just say in a firm tone "that is too loud" and she can tell by my tone that i wasnt happy and she usually calms down adn starts making other noises

Kelly - posted on 07/03/2009




My son is also about 7 1/2 months old and he screeched while we were in the doctor office and the doctor said "thats how they discover there voice"......he will just be playin on the floor and screech, and the just go babab dadada so i don't know why he feels the need to screech, but the doctor said its normal....i just say something to him when he dose it and then he will stop and listen to me......but it does hurt my ears when he dose it......

Brenda - posted on 07/03/2009




When my son first did this I would run into the room or turn around in a hurry because it sounded like he was seriously hurt! It hurts my ears SOO bad! I dont have an answer and would love to hear what other moms have to say. I just look at him and nicely say no... lol inside voices! Doesn't usually work sometimes he looks at me wondering what i'm saying so that helps a little bit and I just try to distract him by playing with him or giving him different toys.... I think it might be them still trying to find their voices. But, good luck!!

Nicole - posted on 07/03/2009




I don't know, but my son does the same thing! If you didn't see the big smile on his face you would think he was mad! It doesn't really bother me though. I'd rather hear that than hear him cry, lol! Maybe try shushing her, we do that with him when he starts screeching when we're out in public. It seems to work. Or distract her with a quiet toy, something for her to look at and study. Maybe it's just a developmental thing because my son's about the same age as your daughter.

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