How do you stop a child from squealing?

“Hi I have a 17 mth old boy that is constantly screaming and squealing. It is ear piercing, embarrassing and annoying. Just wondering if anyone knows why he might be doing it and how I can stop him when he does this. He isn’t talking yet and I don’t think he does it for attention as he does it regardless. Any ideas would be great.” How do you stop a child from squealing?

Posted by anon, 14/05/13
  1. shoni89

    May 25, 2014 at 11:57 pm,

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    Masking Tape? Sock in mouth? Lol just joking. Best way is to ignore it besides its very good for their lungs and makes them stronger.


  2. Mellypenny

    May 06, 2014 at 7:13 pm,

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    Ohhh how i wish i knew the answer to this. Mine is 3.5 and still does it!!!! But now its even louder. hahah. Will read some of the other answers.


  3. jodieandsam

    April 11, 2014 at 10:17 pm,

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    My little 5 1/2 month old does this too – I think it’s cute. I probably won’t find it so cute if he keeps it up for years – but I won’t be spraying him with water!


  4. taraleerobertson

    March 11, 2014 at 9:17 pm,

    MoM Rewards: taraleerobertson has a diamond MoM rewards level taraleerobertson said:

    My daughter is 4 and still does it. It drives me mad and is embarrassing when we are at the shops. Tried everything to stop her but I guess she will when she’s ready


  5. emily_zilm

    March 08, 2014 at 6:31 pm,

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    Hope this has been resolved for you.


  6. December 31, 2013 at 7:49 am,

    MoM Rewards: coppin85 has a diamond MoM rewards level coppin85 said:

    how did you go? :)


  7. December 28, 2013 at 11:14 pm,

    MoM Rewards: kathryn has a diamond MoM rewards level kathryn said:

    He is just finding his voice – these are all just new noises. With mine I would give her another noise to make when the squelling was out of my patience range and that seemed to help.


  8. December 23, 2013 at 7:56 pm,

    MoM Rewards: ljsalomon has a diamond MoM rewards level ljsalomon said:

    Have you had any success in stopping the squealing?


  9. meltingmoment

    December 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm,

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    Hope some of the advice below has helped


  10. nswelise

    October 27, 2013 at 5:43 pm,

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    haha drives me mad too. ear plugs may help :)


  11. snoopy

    October 26, 2013 at 4:16 pm,

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    My son enjoyed doing this in the bathroom-good acoustics in there.


  12. kjgarner

    October 23, 2013 at 8:31 am,

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    It just means there having fun!


  13. have a happy day

    October 18, 2013 at 11:40 pm,

    MoM Rewards: have a happy day has a diamond MoM rewards level have a happy day said:

    Say in a very firm voice STOP and then tell him it is quiet time and the noise hurts your ears.Do this every time he screams.Children need to be taught what is acceptable and what is not


  14. niccilee

    October 18, 2013 at 12:18 pm,

    MoM Rewards: niccilee has a emerald MoM rewards level niccilee said:

    oh god you still have so long to go my boy is four and he still does its that bad that sometime i have to walk outside of my house just to get away from it


  15. liz007

    October 11, 2013 at 8:01 pm,

    MoM Rewards: liz007 has a diamond MoM rewards level liz007 said:

    My grand daughter does this Now moms not everyone is going to agree but at my home when she does it I squirt her with a water bottle . Omg the first time I squirt it was because I had just done her sisters hair and the bottle was there. Wow she stop looked at me and tried it agin. Squirt … She stop pled for a few hours and tried the loud stealing again squirt .. Now she knows I have the water bottle in view… My daughter asks mom she does not do it at your house and I told her .. I thought here goes I,m in for it……. Now she did it for two days no more high pitch squealing .. Yes she still crystal but we know something is wrong… She was squealing when she wanted her own way to. Water bottle on view with a NO. Not for you …. …


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