Sooooo... my 9 month old yells probably 98% of the time she's awake. Not crying or screaming - she rarely cries, but yelling like she's a lion or something. Lots of UUUUUHHHHHHHHHH. And BABABABABA but at the TOP OF HER LUNGS! And she's been doing it for probably 7 months now.
She also shrieks at any stuffed animal or doll - she holds them in front of her face, looks at them for about 30 seconds and then just starts shrieking and buries her face in them and falls over. I've actually boxed up all her stuffed animals because I just can't take the noise.
However, she's really happy and constantly smiling, loves giving hugs and kisses, is very warm with everyone and even wants to give strangers hugs. Super outgoing, loves other kids. So at least she's smiling at me while she yelling at the top of her lungs.
I just don't know what to do to help her stop. And she has to stop because I am at my breaking point! Her Dr. thought it was from acid reflux (for the first 7 months of her life she spit up probably 45 times a day.) but that's gone now and the screaming is not. She's eating mostly solid foods, hates milk - I have to practically force her to drink it, she will only take it when she wakes up in the AM.
She is teething, but nothing ever helps - I've tried everything. (I'm past the point now of only trying natural things because I just can't take it anymore.) She sleeps through the night no problem, from 8 to 8, and takes good naps, so she's not over tired....
Any suggestions? Has anybody dealt with this? DH is gone most days from 6 AM - 8 PM for work (and when he's here he can't handle the yelling so he usually disappears to the basement), and I also have a 6 year old, and I'm just not sure how much more I can handle!