Something tells me its just recreational and bc he's learned he's capable of screaming, but its so difficult to deal with.
I have medical problems with headaches & migraines and my DSs constant screaming is pretty tough for me to deal with. He's not doing it bc anything is wrong, or even just when he wants something. It seems to be pretty random, yet constant.
He does it while he plays, and while he's eating. During diaper changes, and when changing his clothes. In the bath, while clipping nails, and cleaning his ears. During anything and everything... Does anyone have any tips or suggestions both on how I can deal with this and how I can maybe encourage him to lower it down?
Again, he is 10 mo, he says mom and dad, I've been trying to work with him to learn baby signing to maybe give him another way to communicate, but he hasn't learned the signs yet. I've also tried to shush, and whisper to him to get him interested in lowering his tone but I'm not surprised that this hasn't worked lol.
Please help bc with my migraines I get so sick I end up having to put him in his room to play by himself bc I can't take the pain. I hate having to do that, I really love my days off work bc I want to spend every second I can with him. But then I end up in tears both bc of the pain and the fact I feel I've "banished" him to his room.
Answer by kimberlyinberea at 2:03 PM on Jun. 15, 2011
Answer by Sillylins at 2:06 PM on Jun. 15, 2011
Answer by CollinsMommy729 at 2:20 PM on Jun. 15, 2011
Answer by austinsmama1106 at 3:50 PM on Jun. 15, 2011
Answer by GlowWorm889 at 1:18 AM on Jun. 16, 2011
I was on Prozac for the longest time for my migraines and it helped so much. Has your doctor tried you on an SSRI? Have you thought about getting ear plugs or headphones that will block out some of the volume? The tone of a baby's cry - either happy or sad - have made my migraines worse too.
At this stage, kids will often do something more if they get a reaction. You can try to shorten the stage by not reacting. I hate to tell you this, but my 7-year-old twins both still shriek like this from time-to-time. At age 3, they can start working on their quiet inside voice.
Answer by JSD24 at 6:42 PM on Jun. 29, 2011