One of my 6 month old twin girls has developed a screaming habit. Most people just laugh and say she discovered a new noise but here's the deal....she screams SO loud and high pitched that it makes your ears ring! I am hard of hearing and she hurts MY ears. She is almost always not upset when she screams but sometimes she does it for attention (she s a twin after all). It makes for interesting trips to the grocery store and our play groups are starting to get annoyed. Any one ever experienced this? What did you do? Please tell me it will end!!!
She's a SCREAMER!
I am sorry that I don't have any tips for you, but I can at least commiserate. My 7 month old DD screams really loud when she is upset, especially when she wants to be picked up during a walk through the grocery store or something. She yells and hits really high notes. It does draw a lot of attention our way. It is even stranger because as soon as she gets picked up, she pops her thumb in her mouth and looks at you as if to say "what took you so long?"
I choose to laugh at it, but I do wish that she would stop at some point.
My DD did that. She especially loved to get someone to pick her up and then screech right in their ear. It was horrible, but it did end. The biggest hurdle was training myself not to react, because the reaction was everything for her. She loved seeing how people responded to her high pitched screams. Once I started completely ignoring it (and got everyone else on board), she lost interest. Looking back on it, it was kind of funny. I'm so beyond glad that DS hasn't gone through that phase, though.
She is still screaming all the time and it is getting louder! She will scream for what seems to be no reason at all (ex. I am holding her in the Ergo offering her a binky or momma milk when ever she needs). I did some looking around online and some people said that this stage lasted until 11 months or more and to just get some ear plugs. Oh God I hope not!!! We have tried ignoring the screaming, whispering, putting her down while explaining that it is because she is screaming, covering her mouth gently and while saying "no screaming please" and yes I will admit to screaming back at her. It is making me feel insane, tired and like a momma bear. Nothing seems to work. Any advice?
Okay, I found it, THE HOLY GRAIL of screaming children!!! My friend told me that her mother used an old Indian (India not Native American) trick to get her to stop screaming as a baby. Here it is, when ever baby screams you blow air gently in their face and when they stop you smile or coo at them. It totally works!!!