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This is absolutely normal - she has discovered a new toy: her voice. At this age she doesn't really know anything about the effect loud shouts can have on others. And even when you ask her to stop, that is only a short term thing. But this will come with time - I'd suggest keeping on doing as you are now. If you make too big a thing of it, sometimes ...


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Babies that age don't accurately display their emotions. Just because he smiles one day and not another day doesn't mean he was happier or less happy. One good way to know if your baby had a good day is by inquiring with the caregivers. Did he eat well? Sleep well? Etc.


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I agree with Eric's comment above - the concern is probably that they will fall off the ceiling or wall off and get into the crib. There's also a chance, if the decal is meant to be semi-permanent, that a child could scratch at the decal and peel it off the wall if its in reach. If you sealed the decal to the wall (glue, or a clear coat over top) you ...


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For the first year, infants should have no more than 0.4g of sodium (1g of salt) per day. Odds are they will get most of that through naturally occurring salts. More than this can be dangerous for your baby's kidneys. After one year old, you can start adding small amounts of salt to foods, though it's probably not necessary in most cases. Especially if ...


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We used to call one of my nephews The Pterodactyl Child, until we nipped that bud: Inside voice, please. (yes, even if sometimes we are outside) I only have one niece, so I may be off-base, but IME (and my mother's, who holds a masters degree in special education) females develop sooner and begin the "terrible twos" at around that age. Good luck :)


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There is something you can do. Instead of only reacting with the "serious" look and "no", sometimes mimic her back! At times when it is least disturbing to others. It might be engaging and fun. And she might learn something even more, like when the shouting is more appropriate and fun, and when it ought to be toned down. Additional benefit: meaningful (to ...


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To piggy back off of what was already said, kids don't really express emotions just yet, and at (I'm assuming) now 4 months, a baby is only just now beginning to become interactive. The short story is: Don't sweat it. If that's the only thing that's different, then your child is fine. As was said before, focus on the logistics of a child transitioning to ...


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My answer works on excited adults too: speak very softly to her and she'll speak softly too. Kids learn by mimicry. As soon as she's old enough to understand you can add; "the people over there don't want to hear that" or (my favourite) "that baby over there wants to sleep, please don't be so loud".


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Children that age learn new things everyday, some good some bad. Trust me it is only a phase and will pass soon. What you can do meanwhile is not give her extra attention when she shouts i.e. don't tell her it is bad or to stop, simply try to distract her with a toy she likes or a book or whatever else she likes. UPDATE: All the people advising a 'firm ...


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It just a phase; one of the random things she learned elsewhere. But how you handle it when she screams might be the reason why she keeps screaming. I try to refrain myself from criticizing other people's parenting methods. But I can tell you hitting is not a good way, it probably will work due to pain; but the only thing you are teaching your child is ...


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Say OW. She's probably hurting people's ears a little, though she doesn't exactly understand that yet. But even at her age, she probably knows that "OW" signals pain. It's up to you to show her that her behavior is no good because it causes pain in others. It's also probably ok to exaggerate for effect in this case, even if it doesn't cause you physical ...


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This is very normal. However, in my experience, your plan will likely not work out. The problem is not her screaming, it's her disobedience. If she stops screaming but continues to grow in disobedience, you will likely still be displeased. Fortunately, there is something else you can do. If you oppose corporal punishment on principal, ignore this answer. I ...



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