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Consult with your pediatrician. You want to get his hearing tested, if his hearing is fine you may want to have him tested for developmental delays, which can signify Autism. I say this to you because we had the same experience with my son. If this is the case and I pray that your child is fine, it is better to identify such delays early. If your doctor is ...


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It's good to consider any challenges such as hearing or a neurological issue, but barring those I highly recommend you take a Love & Logic class and use the power of empathetic consequences. Also the "uh oh" song, as appropriate.


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The first thing that comes to mind is that your son learned he doesn't have to do unpleasant things if he pretends not to understand. So "Do you want a cookie?" gets a response, "Don't touch the glass!" doesn't. It might even be a certain tone of voice (for example, the one your wife uses when she wants him to do something) that's become a cue for him to ...


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I think it depends on the baby. Mine has always preferred to stand and has been trying to step and walk since he was four months old. It seemed like a no Brainer to get aback excersaucer and a walker. At 7 months he can take steps while having his hands held. He walks with his whole foot not just the toes. Even out of the contraptions he works on walking and ...


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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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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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We found this as we had the same last night. Our girl is about 8.5 months. On Friday she loved bath time as usual, Saturday we went out for our first overnight stay without her and left her at ours with her grandparents. They said she didn't like her bath time but swear nothing happened and I believe them. On Sunday we went to bath her and she went ...


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Maybe she is playing with the sound of chewing. We adults ignore it; but chewing is quite loud for your own ears if you pay attention. By pulling, the sound changes. You will know when your child have an ear infection, it will be pretty obvious.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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You can use waffle-knit breathable blankets that don't allow a child to suffocate. Such as these: http://www.amazon.com/Gerber-2-Pack-Thermal-Blanket-Discontinued/dp/B001P307EK I wouldn't use an actual quilt until my child was in a large enough bed, probably at age 3-4.



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