Discouraging Screaming and Screeching?

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  1. RJsMum

    RJsMum Mommy of RJ

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    DS does it for everything...mostly when he's excited and sees the cat or his cousin (5 mos older - and it scares her and makes her not want to play around him), but also does a loud scream sometimes when he cries or when he's having his nappy changed.

    I've tried saying "shhh" and "not so loud" in a quiet voice and I've also tried ignoring it, but he's just SO noisy! I'm talking, Mariah Carey "Let me Know" noisy, too

    HELP!!!
     
  2. Cattia

    Cattia Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm, it can be tricky. Abigail is also very noisy. Sometimes when we are out she will just screech or scream at the top of her voice - not out of distress, just because she likes the sound and wants to be heard I think! If we are out somewhere like a coffee shop and it's going to disturb other people then I am afriad my usual approach is to give her something to eat as that keeps her quiet! Other than that though, if we re at someone's house or at home I just ignore it. I think it is her way of communicating nad finding her voice and I am hoping that soon some of her noice will turn into actual words!
     
  3. RJsMum

    RJsMum Mommy of RJ

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    This is actually what I do sometimes as well. When I go grocery shopping and he's with me, I bring along some breadsticks or pre-pack some jam sandwiches to keep his gob busy, hehe.
     
  4. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    with Hannah we started talking to her about using an inside voice (she was screaming on the bus :rofl:) but she was older so I'm not really sure that would work for you
     
  5. Tegans Mama

    Tegans Mama home edding mum of 2

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    Yeah with Tegan we tell her to use her inside voice. If she's been bad for it that day it's usually more like "will you STOP SHOUTING!" :rofl: Not sure how I'd deal with it in a younger child. Tell him not to shout but he probably won't understand!
     

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