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9 month old SCREECHING!

HELP! I have a 9 month old who now SCREECHES all the time (it is ear-piercing and my nerves are on end when he does it. Any advice on how I can discourage this? Not sure if to ignore it and strenly tell him NO when he does it.

Please help! I am at my wits end.

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Asked by kewoeber at 1:14 PM on Aug. 20, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Spank his bare leg every time he screeches, hard enough that he doesn't like the way it feels. He will stop!

    Answer by NannyB. at 1:19 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

  • yay!! he learned he has a voice. This is the age my son started this too - like he just realized he can do more with sounds and his mouth than just babble... I didin't think much of it so maybe my son didn't do it as often as some others. he's never been that verbal or a huge babbler - I just laughed or ignored it I Guess.

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 1:19 PM on Aug. 20, 2009

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