She’s not hungry, wet, cold etc.
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Loud Baby Making Noise – Why And What To Do
Some babies are quiet and seem to fuss very little. Other babies seem active from the first day of life and demand a lot of attention. Neither extreme means that there is anything wrong with the child.
Crying and screeching is the baby’s first form of communication. Your daughter has learned she has a voice and can express herself through making screeching noises. My son does the same thing, he will screech and scream and then start laughing. He does it so much sometimes that he will start to cough a lot.
You will soon start to hear her making different sounds and syllables that will eventually turn into words. Whenever she starts to make different sounds she will not screech as much.
If you find the sound unbearable, try playing games with your daughter, to stimulate other sounds. You can sing to her, say rhymes or just talk to her. You’ll find ideas on games to play with a 5 month old here.
Another thing – catch the screeching on video. Before you know, it will be gone, maybe to never come back. In a few years, you can show the video to your girl and laugh together about how she even scared the dog, training her voice.
Hope this helps,
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